Thursday, August 30, 2012

Big QH show this week end at the Park

Dear all, 
No lessons Friday and Saturday!
Just learned that there is the big show this week end at the Park. Thursday night and Park is already full of trailers, and horses. No way to be able to do anything this Friday or Saturday, beside feeding and mucking...
Park monthly schedule did not show it as it is September. 
Wish you a great week end, and hoping to see you next one

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New generation in action this week

Big -Thank you- to young Volunteer Team - Nick, Tsakina, Ajah, who helped about lessons with Maya and Anja tonight, took care of field and horses as well!. This week they got their chance as mentors are gone, and they are doing so well.
New generation of great Spirit Volunteers is coming :)

I should mention Himani, Ana and Theresa, too...and more than all, THANK YOU! to Nick who helped to show Melissa and Allison yesterday at the Show.

Alison and Melisa got one blue and one red ribbon , and both got Champion Title!

We are all proud for their success!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Tonight on our way back to barn....

Who can come earlier to help, please?

Volunteers, we need help... Tomorrow we have TWO riders at Para equestrian division, Melissa and Alliison...
Who can come and help to get Infinity and Glory ready before 4 PM for our riders and help them during the show?
Reach me about details

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Are we ready?

Last two weeks before Fall 8 Weeks session.
Linda, Sue, Sarah, and volunteers, are you ready?

Saturday, August 25, 2012


No lessons tomorrow, but it will be the great equestrian show of Donaldson Riding Pony Club this week end, and if you can - come and enjoy it !

Friday, August 24, 2012

Thank you!

Siteisight company provided new set of security cameras.
Even it is history which we would like to forget, it is better be safe than sorry...
Smile when you are at the Spirit Feld!
Thank you Jo Anne, Ian and all who was involved in this project!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

CFC # is 21744.

Congratulations - we are a part of the 2012 CFCNCA Campaign. our 

CFC # is 21744.

Nev season

Last day of Summer camp!
Thank you all who helped for last four weeks to create so many great memories for kiddos at the Camp. It was fun, but now we have to get ready for Fall classes.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

After Camps and before Fall Classes

This Summer camp season finishes at Thursday.
This week end only feeding and mucking fields scheduled (big show at the Park) - no lessons at all.
Until start of Fall Classes at 09/17 we are looking for more volunteers to help, so we can train them, and we have some fundraising projects -

September, 2nd
Spirit Open Equestrian Antique Bike Show at the Vienna Moose Lodge

September, 15th
Barn/Yard Sale 
At Eden Presbyterian Church (parking lot)
2629 Centreville Road   

Ask how you can help :)

Meanwhile, it is time to give a break and lot of love to our friends, Spirit, Lucinda, Tess, Infinity, Glory and Charlie...
it is time to paint the barn and clean facility, prepare hay for the winter...

Sunday, August 19, 2012

This and that!

The last Summer Camp 2012 starts tomorrow!
Please, note, Friday, Saturday and Sunday , no activities at all (beside mucking and feeding :)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Show at the Park 08/14

Congratulation to riders =Veronica, Melissa, Ray, and thank you volunteers - Mira and Zoe, and Mindy for photos :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Today thanks to all Spirit People :)

Thank you all who helped to do Camp lessons today.
Thank you Mindy, Cathy Sue, Naomi, Ilana, Mira, Zoe, Maria, Scarlett,Jamelah, Ethan, Andrew, and Theresa, Don and Andrew...It was another great day at Spirit :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Indoor this morning for Camp, and probably PM Show today...
No lessons at 6 PM

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Mira and Spirit won Show Jumping class today!

See this HERE !

Bravo Spirit Team!
Mira and Spirit got 2nd, 6th (loosing stirrup before first jump is not a good thing :), and 1st place this morning at Jumper Show at the Park!
Congratulation to Mira and Spirit, as they presented how hard work (Mira, her sisters and Zoe help at Spirit Program, working as volunteer 4 times a week (or more), 4 hours each day for more than two years) gives the best results!
Volunteers at Spirit can earn the chance to show at Spirit horses.
Spirit horses are fit and happy, gentle with kiddos and adults in therapeutic riding and educational programs, but ready to show and compete ♥
Photos to come !

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Busy August in Spirit

 Para equestrian Riders - contact me if you want to participate at the Equitation Classes at the Park 08/14 or 08/28 . you need full riding show cloth for that event, and we can help you borrowing some...let me know. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

This and that...

Hoping for good lessons tomorrow. Good news is that we should be able to use indoor in case of rain.
Still, if it is really bad weather, we can not set up horses at our field.
Check weather condition at your computer, or call to be sure.
Thank you.

Help us with donation of salable items for our fundraising event 09/15. spread the word at your friends and schedule pick up one of this days.

Just find out that some of our standard riders did not get a spot at the Park related classes.
They are full and with several people at waiting list.
Please, contact me if you did not enter into the Park classes, and I will try to create some spots Friday or Sat AM if possible.


Do not forget

To all friends of Spirit, just want to remind - do not forget to give thanks for all we do to the people "behind the scene" - Theresa, Don and Andrew, Susan and Cline, who keeps our fields clean, and our water tanks full of clean water.
Jeff, the man who is with Spirit for so many years, taking care of our horses when no one is there to do it, taking care of medicines, grain, and recently, managing  hay with the Mighty John and maintaining the Big Red

Thank you Theresa, Don, Andrew, Susan, Cline and Jeff for all you do in Spirit!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Stormy Friday!

Some serious weather related warnings for tomorrow. 
We have to do Camp activity at AM, and it will be,the most likely, in the indoor.
to be on safe side, and because is hot to ride in indoor when temperature is close to 90 or more, PM Friday activity will be reduced to mucking and feeding, or maybe only feeding, depends of weather.
Thank you for your patience. :)
Stay dry and cool!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Kitten rules :)

Meet Rosemary (Rosie) and Samuel-James (Sam) our new barn kittens!

For the safety of the kittens please follow some basic rules:
·       Do not enter the hay stall unless you are accompanied by Dada, Mrs. Mindy, Mary Kate or a volunteer mentor (Zoe, Naomi, Mira, Ilana, Lindy and Becky)
·       Do not poke your fingers in the cat condo at any time.  The cat condo is a human-free space for the kittens.
·       Dada, Mrs. Mindy, Mary Kate or a volunteer mentor must take out the kittens and be with the kittens when they are out of the cat condo.
·       When the kittens are out of the cat condo they should be left to run around the hay stall.  Please do not let the kittens roam out of the hay stall.  We are trying to imprint the hay stall as a safe home for the kittens.
·       Do not take the kittens into the paddocks even if the horses are not there.  We do not want to encourage the kittens to roam outside the hay stall yet. 
·       Do not feed the kittens as they are on a special diet.  

Head up, riders, you can get your spot in next 8 weeks class starting mid September. Call Park Visitor Center, or sign in on line at Parktakes (FCPA On line Magazine - )

There is a mistake as Thursday has been announce as Silver in Saddle. but it is still just adult class.
Thank you and see you in a month :)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012

SPIRIT and 4-H

    •  Head, Heart, Hands and Health, and SPIRIT of course :D!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Congratulation to all riders and THANK YOU to all who helped!

First time, Spirit Team got an invitation to participate at the 4-H Show at the Frying Pan Farm Park....all together with "exceptional" riders, and volunteers. 

    • Congratulation Veronica and Nicole! - you won Champion and Reserve Champion Ribbon as wee at this Fair!

    • And thank you Ilana and Scarelett!
    • Congratulation to Mira and Spirit winning two divisions -Show jumpers and Ride a Buck!
      Congratulation to all riders, Ilana, Zoe, Sheena, Scarlet and Becky for great ride this week end and for your ribbons.

      Talking about helpers, THANK YOU - Mindy for keeping us organized and always having the bottle of cold water for each of us, Cathy for coordinating volunteer team to make all done on time and Program going on, 
      Jeff for taking care of our ho
      rses, and managing tractor, hay, keeping everything safe.... Thank you Ayah for running dozen times back to stable to bring whatever we forget to bring, thank you all parents who provided transport and help about grooming, tacking, getting ready riders and to all Spirit People who made happen this great day today... ♥

    • Thank you Lindy, Mary Kate, and all who come to help and boost Spirit Team

      More photos at the FB Spirit web site

Friday, August 3, 2012

4 H show tomorrow - no lessons

Dear all we are proud of our students Nicole and Veronica, volunteers Mira, Ilana, Scarlet, Zoe, Sheena and Becky who are first time at the Open 4-H show this week end.
Riders (not Veronica and Nicole) and whoever wants to help&support should be there at 7.30 to feed/muck/groom and tack Spirit, Infinity and Lucinda
Nicole and Veronica should be at the barn at 8.30 to practice their pattern on Lucinda ind Infinity until 9.15
Mira on Spirit has her class sometime after 9.30
After that horses should be untacked and released at the field. Do not disturb them until noon, please. 
Feed them, groom, and tack.
At 1. PM all horses should be under saddle and ready to go to worm up at the field.
We appraise that Nicole and Veronica will ride their class sometime after 1.30
Soon after that all 6 riders will have their class, and one more an hour or more later in the afternoon.

Thank you for all your support and good luck to riders!
See you tomorrow!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Gestalt Equine Assisted Therapy

Welcome, Veronica, new member of Spirit Team! 
Veronica is with us last several months, but this is a video clip which presents the new dimension of horsemanship of new age. 
Partners in therapy and personal growth ...