Tuesday, October 30, 2012

See you tomorrow!

Today all is good at the Spirit Field. No fallen trees, even tarps stayed on hay!!! Horses spent night and day in stalls, and tonight in dry and warm blankets, will be free again :)
Looking forward to seeing all back into routine tomorrow!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Report from the Field and the Barn

Report from the Spirit Field - Day One of this monster storm is over, but Sandy still plays around. 
Horses are closed in stalls, with a lot of hay, good bedding and bucket of water. Still no fallen trees in the field! :)
Thank you Jeff for taking care of our horses!
Stay safe, all, and see you Wednesday, I hope. 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Tuesday canceled, too.

Just got the message that Fairfax schools will be closed for Monday and Tuesday. So, we will stay closed for Tuesday, too. 
Take care and stay dry and safe
See you Wednesday, Spirit team.

Monday, lessons canceled

Sandy, alias Frankenstorm  made us cancel lessons for Monday.
Please, stay safe at home.
I will take care of horses.
About Tuesday, decision will be made tomorrow.
Thank you for understanding, and, please sare this with Spirit Team of volunteers and riders.

Saturday Report -from FB :)

Mira got ribbons today with Spirit (hope to have some photos soon), Boy Scouts Troop 1018 painted both barns.
Spirit Team of volunteers set up new (temporary) stall for Buttercup and Huckleberry.
Sarah and Sue, with Veronica did great lessons for therapy and educational classes.
What a day!
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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Good luck to Mira and Spirit today!

Go, Spirit girls!

Thank you note

Thank you Sue, and all volunteers and guests Ally, Mary Kate, Bill, Boris, Harry, Antonio and others for great lessons and work done last night at the field. Thank you Jeff for bringing fences...We (and field) are almost ready for new ponies. Yeah!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Getting ready

Getting ready for the big Saturday. Most of therapeutic and educational lessons are still on as scheduled, Painting the Barns and Fences Project with Boy Scouts, and preparing the new field for Buttercup and Huckleberry who will come Sat afternoon!
Come and help, more is merrier :)
Bring painting and/or gardening tools, we might need both :)
Looking forward to seeing you and hope we will have all ready and done before big rain next week
Saturday, October 27th 8.30 AM until - when we finish :)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Painting the barn and new horses this week end

Warm weather allowed us to have lessons at outdoor, warm up ring whole week!
It was fun and inspirational to see how this class improved in first six weeks and most of them already want to sign for winter classes in January and February, again!

Exciting news for this week end:

Group of Boy Scouts - Troop 1018 from Draneswille, VA is coming to paint our barns and fix fences!
Welcome, boys!

Two new ponies are coming into Spirit Field!

Buttercup is palomino mare, and Huckleberry is chestnut gelding. Right size, age and well trained, after a good time at the pasture, ready to get a new job at Spirit, we hope 

Please, come to help get field ready for our new friends, and bring some landscaping and or painting tools from home, so we can set all ready for them. 

Therapy lessons will be reduced, but horses should go out of the field due to activities (painting, cleaning, organizing, fencing), so we need as much help as possible. 

Thank you all, and see you Saturday!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

No lessons Friday and Saturday

Dear Friday and Saturday riders and families, 
due of Park activity this week end we have to cancel lessons Friday and Saturday
I am so sorry. 
Looking forward to seeing you next week end!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Saturday, Oct/21 - NO LESSON Day

Saturday, Oct/21 - NO LESSON Day because of Farm Harvest Days activities at the Park
Spirit will host Pony Ride, and Volunteer Training 10-12 AM

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Volunteers, mark your calendar!

Saturday - 10/27 - Painting the Barn Day! > with BOY SCOUT TROOP 1018

Hoping for good weather and enough helping hands. 
Bring your smile and energy, and we will provide snack and refreshment (beside paint and brushes) :)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Ride for Spirit and Spirit Open Horse Show

Get ready 12/01 and 12/22 two Spirit Shows this coming soon!
Equitation, Para dressage, Dressage, Pony games and more...
You can sign in as volunteer, or bring your pony and ride for Spirit .
More to come :)

Friday, October 12, 2012

# 21744

Are you a federal employee? Do you know one? This is the season for Combined Federal Campaign giving and we are hoping to participate in local CFC fairs. If your department is hosting one please help us by requesting our participation with your department's fair organizer. 

If you are a federal employee who would like to designate the Friends of SPIRIT OPEN EQUESTRIAN PROGRAM for your annual donations then you can choose # 21744.
Thank you so much!


Thank you Cathy and The National Academies for support and scholarships provided for our students.
Great weather should be tomorrow, and I am hoping for great lessons!
Come and be a part of Spirit's work!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Happy Columbus Day to all!

Fourth week of Fall Class starts as scheduled.
Let's start practice for our Show!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Saturday Lessons as planed!

Looking forward for lessons tomorrow.
See you!

Meet Veronica :)

Dear all, even most of you already met Veronica, she is still kinda new member of the family. 
Let me introduce her.
Beside she is a great person, and my good friend, she is, also, an instructor at the Spirit Program. 
lessons are different then those you are use to see.
Structure of her lessons are focused mostly on one person and horse she uses at the moment.
Veronica has lessons at AM hours and sometime at 4 or 5 PM before our Park classes.
Please, if you see her in the field, at the barn, or walking with one of Spirit horses in the Park and probably her client, do not approach her, leave a space for her, because lesson in progress should not be interrupted.

Thank you for understanding and respect this request.

Beautiful Fall in VA

What a great day for lessons today! Heroes and their family members are coming to meet Spirit today!
Spirit is proud to serve those who served!