Saturday, May 28, 2016

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!


Please God let not the slashing fray
End our lives this coming day
Before my chance to make amends
To pledge my love to kin and friends

Please stay the hand that targets horse
My faithful friend on many course
He asks for naught, his heart is true
Brave warrior horse, both grey and blue

Give angels wings to horses here
Who tarry on and show no fear

No sabre, shot nor cannons roar
Should still the hearts who can’t give more
Lay down the steeds in pastures green
Where smoke and fire are never seen

Quiet ears and eyes that know such hell
Till in your heavens they may dwell
Yon sunlight gleams on metal bright
Assurance of yet another fight

Please God I bow my head and pray
End not our lives this coming day.

-Robin Shields, 6th Ohio Cavalry

Friday, May 20, 2016

No lessons tomorrow

Forecast for tomorrow still bad. No lessons or activities this Saturday. Stay dry and safe.…/southern-storm-likely-to-…/

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Spirit TV promotion

Cheryl Connell from Channel 7 at Spirit field
Watch a story at Channel 7 today at 4.30
Thank you, Cheryl for raising up awareness about our service and uncertain future smile emoticon

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Taking a break

Too much rain. Instructor's family emergency. No lessons or activities tonight. Make up scheduled for first Tuesday after Class is over.
See you tomorrow :)

Friday, May 13, 2016

No Therapeutic Riding tomorrow

Farm Day at the Frying Pan Farm Park and too much traffic  for Therapeutic riding. Lessons canceled.
Still working day for EAL students and Volunteers.
Expect issues with Parking

Like a good neighbour...

Park needs help. anyone available?
We have our Spring Farm Day event this weekend and are looking for a few extra volunteers to help out at interpretive stations. If you have anyone that would be willing to help out during the day please have them call/ email .
Any and all help appreciated J
Best regards,
Meghan Look
Equestrian Manager at the Frying Pan Farm Park

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Fannie Mae at SPIRIT

Fannie Mae volunteers, over 60 of them are working May 10,11,12 at Spirit Farm. They are wonderful, enthusiastic, warm and energetic. Rain did not slow them down.
They are doing Spring cleaning and maintenance projects at the Farm .
Thank you all and everyone at Fannie Mae for great work you do! heart emoticon
Thank you Lydia and managers at Fannie Mae for choosing SPIRIT to come and work.
Thank you Big Mom Leslie Leslie A. Vernon and Carrie Nolan JanduraVolunteer coordinator for providing snacks and refreshment, and for being endless source of smiles and encouragement. Thank you Boris Suvak Ĺ uco, Huey Sullivan, Jeff Wallace, Ed Brimberg , SPIRIT Team who is managing this big and important project.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

See what is new :)

Since your lesson reserves time with your instructor, volunteers and the exclusive use of Spirit horses, cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to your lesson time.
If you do not cancel a lesson and do not show up for it, it will be considered a "no show" and you will be charged for it.
Cancellations made with at least 24-hour notice may be rescheduled.
Cancellations may be made only in writing, by text to 703-600-9667 or by e-mail to

Friday, May 6, 2016

No TR lessons this Saturday

Tomorrow, Saturday May 7th,showers predicted at 10 AM. Therapeutic riding lessons canceled. EAL students and volunteers welcome to give some love and care to horses, sort tack room, feed and muck 

Last Saturday

All Spirit riders did great. Meagan Hosker and Ayah Syeed were the best :)
Ayah and Max had accident later in the lesson, and for those for care - she is doing well, nothing broken, just bruizes and we are looking forward to seeing her back in saddle again :)