Monday, September 28, 2015

No lessons today :(

Just got a message from the Park Management that there is a  rental in the indoor today and tonight so lessons will either have to be cancelled if it is raining or moved to the lower ring.
Forecast calls for some showers at 4 and 5 :(
I think we shall cancel lessons tonight to be safe

Great SPIRIT event

Another incredible Ride For Spirit! Thank you to all of our wonderful riders and volunteers for making this day a huge success! And a BIG thanks to Caroline and Carina Elgin for letting us "borrow" Lucinda for all these sweet years! Lucinda retired from Spirit today. She will be going home to rest and relax with the Elgin family! We love you Lucinda!

Friday, September 25, 2015


Tomorrow, Saturday, September 26th at 11 AM
Indoor arena at Frying Pan Farm Park
Come and celebrate our riders and miracles horses can do

Say  Good bye to Lucinda and meet Caroline, her owner

Friday, September 18, 2015

Good bye Lucinda!

This Ride 4 SPIRIT will be a an opportunity to say Thank you to Caroline Elgin and give one more hug to Lucinda.
Not every horse can afford a retirement home at Middleburg smile emoticon and we are happy to know that our dear friend, Lucinda is going home to be a back yard and petting pony for her proud owner Caroline. 
Thank you Caroline and Elgin family for gift of usage this beautiful mare. She has been loved by so many riders in therapy and learning program, she created so many smiles and special moments of joy and accomplishment in past years at SPIRIT.
She needs a quiet time and fresh air of the Plains and she is lucky to belong to Caroline and can come back to her family now.
Come at Ride4SPIRT at the Frying Pan Farm Park,Sat Sep/26th, 11-1, to say "Good bye and Thank you to Lucinda" to meet her owner, and SPIRIT's friend Caroline heart emoticon (and her mom Carina) and celebrate again all small miracles horses can do smile emoticon

Ride for Spirit - volunteers needed

Dear SPIRIT Team
We have again a presentation of our work Saturday 9/26 11 AM – 1 PM
We shall celebrate accomplishments of our riders in therapeutic riding program and present our great horses and your horsemanship skills 
We need your presence and/or help.
Please let me know by e-mail or sign in chart at office shed, with your full name and mark appropriate options. I will contact you about details.
Thank you so much!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Fall class is starting soon!

Fall class is starting soon!
50 or more kids needs some help to ride
Volunteers needed!
Starting Sep/21st 5-8 PM
If you are ready to come contact me at
Thank you!

Monday, September 14, 2015


Thank you Mark for your time with SPIRIT
This hug is still here...

Saturday, September 12, 2015

No lessons today - Sat 12th

Light rain at 7 AM and prospective thunders for next 6 hours "Expect occasional thunderstorms to continue for the next several hours.' as forecast. frown emoticon
No lessons today.

  • SPIRIT Open Equestrian Program Volunteer training will be held in the barn area and/or at the Farm house meeting room. EAL students should participate at training as well.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Park closed at 5 PM for Labor Day

Park Authority – RECenters open to 6 p.m., except George Washington RECenter, which is closed. Historic sites open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nature centers open noon to 5 p.m. Frying Pan Farm Park open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but visitor center is closed. Green Spring Garden open noon to 4:30 p.m., but historic house is closed.
Info from County web site .
Happy Labor Day and see you Tuesday!…/updat…/labor-day-schedule.htm

Friday, September 4, 2015

Practice your horsemanship and program related skills to support SPIRIT

Volunteer training for existing Team this Saturday and next two Saturdays for new and old volunteers together, farm work, horse care and EAL time 
It is going to be a great day at SPIRIT field!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Between two Classes

From Mon 9/6 to Th 9/17 SPIRIT activities (EAL and volunteers) only 6-8 PM

No Sat lessons for Labor Day week end

Dear volunteers and families - we will not have Therapeutic Riding Lessons this Saturday (Labor Day week end)
Volunteer training, EAL classes, farm and horse care still 9-12 for those who do not travel this week end.