Friday, January 31, 2014

Spirit team at the show tomorrow

Saturday, Feb/1st - Ilana and Lucinda at the Jumping show at the Park. Good luck girls!

Thursday, January 30, 2014


If you want to know who is a real hero of the SPIRIT Open Equestrian Program, let me tell you
Jeff is the one who is coming every morning feeding your herd and assuring that they are OK.

And more - Emma, Doreen,  Theresa, Don and Andrew are coming several time a week, as well even it is too cold to do lessons, mucking stalls and field...
Thank you all great Spirit people!!!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

No activities until Monday.

Dear riders, families, volunteers
I am looking forward to seeing you Monday at 5 PM at the barn.
It should be much warmer, I hope, and even if it is raining, no worries - horses will wait for us at stalls, dry and ready to go.

Tomorrow, Thursday, 4-6 PM (at indoor ring), and Sunday 11AM-1 PM (if weather permits in lower outdoor ring) only Assistants, Mentors and volunteers in training who paid for January will have a chance to work with horses.

Thank you for understanding and looking forward to seeing you again.
Best wishes,

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Great news!

SPIRIT Open Equestrian is now an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Too cold for lessons

No lessons this week. 
Stay warm and safe.
Possible volunteer training Saturday if weather permits.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Saturday plans

Volunteers, Volunteers in training, Mentors and Assistants,
It is going to be warm 30 F tomorrow, and we got access to the indoor, so, let's meet at 10 AM tomorrow, and put horses in work :)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Until Saturday activity at the field - stay warm

It was cold today.
It hurts how cold it was.
It will be same tomorrow. 
No way to do any lessons. 
Saturday, volunteers , volunteers in training, Mentors and Assistants - we can use indoor ring and work with horses. 
See you at 10 (it is warmer than at 9  )
Stay in touch about next week. 
If forecast is right, most likely we shall have to cancel Theraputic riding lessons when temperature is below 30 outside.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Wednesday lesson - canceled :(

Another snow day and no lessons this Wednesday Jan/22nd. We can make it at our make up week. No worries. Stay warm 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Sorry, no lessons this Tuesday

Schools closed tomorrow, and no lessons/activities at SPIRIT Open Equestrian Program
Stay warm at home and see you Wednesday!

Saturday, January 11, 2014


Spiriti volunteers - Good morning!
Who will stop the rain?
No activities today beside feeding horses. We shall keep them in stall and I wish you to enjoy your weekend 
Stay dry and I am looking forward to seeing you next week 

Friday, January 10, 2014

This week end

Saturday - warm and rainy. hard to make decision.
No access to indoor this Sat. No therapeutic session.
Volunteer Mentors, Volunteers in training, welcome if it is not raining :)
Check the weather forecast on line before you come :)
If it is raining, just stay at home.
See you all Monday 01/13 at 5 PM!
Do not worry about weather - Frying Pan Farm Park has indoor for our classes!
First class of Winter session!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

If you know someone....

Spirit is growing, and we need some office support in a form of willing volunteer and some equipment.
If you have spare time to help in the office, contact us, please.
If you or anyone you know have usable laptop or computer to donate, let us know :)
Thank you in advance.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New Therapeutic riding class!

We opened new Therapeutic class for winter months!
Thursday at 6 two more spots left.
Lessons in indoor ring :), warm and cozy, thanks to Frying Pan Farm Park
Spread the word and contact me before Sat Jan/11th to roll in.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Cold Tuesday - no activities at the field.

Tuesday - activities are canceled due to severe weather conditions. Take care and stay warm. Horses will be in stalls and safe 
See you Monday, and Wednesday at volunteer training 5-7 PM

Saturday, January 4, 2014


Welcome Solveig, beautiful Fjord mare!
Thank you Deep creek farm people, Curt and Marsha for borrowing this girl to SPIRIT Open Equestrian Program

Friday, January 3, 2014

January and February weekends

No volunteer training this Friday and Saturday.

Weekends during the January and February:

  • Saturdays will be reserved for volunteers in training, mentors, and already trained volunteers. 
  • Fridays will be no activity at all. 

Training continues on Mon/Thur next week, 5-7 PM

Looking forward to seeing you there -- all new volunteers and members of Spirit Team.

It started...

New Year is not even new any more...

Thank you all who made last minute year end donations to Spirit. Your support will make us able to continue growing and improving a quality of life using equine assisted activities, therapy and learning for our clients in community.
Thank you all BOD members for your time, hard work and presence at the Spirit Mission.

And see promises of 2014

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Come and help and ride Thursday instead Friday and Saturday

Real winter weather this Friday and Saturday .
No Therapeutic lessons nor activity, beside volunteer work at the field and with horses.
Friday is day off, and only Saturdays we have activities for volunteers 9-12
Saturday and Friday students in therapeutic riding program, please, reach me about possible space at the Thursday class at 6 and 7 PM
Volunteers, please consider that January and maybe even February we need your help at Thursday PM hours. Can you make it, please?