Fall Festival Combined Test Horse Show at Talbot Run was Spooktaculer!

Congratulations to all our riders who competed this past weekend at our First Combined Test sponsored by the Talbot Run and Blaven Pony Club Riding Centers.  We all had a great time and everyone rode well – riders and horses were decked in beautiful ribbons and some even had costumes:)   Dressage came first – many thanks to our wonderful judge Kristen and to Mr. Bob when it came to jumping rounds..  The jumping was a blast with poles on the ground to 2 ft. 6″.   The jumps were spooky thanks to Jenn and her magic.  The food was delicious!  Many thanks to all the parents who helped before during and after and to all the folks at Blaven for their support as well.  It was a true pleasure to have such a great group of kids and adults come and compete with a true sense of sportsmanship and fun.   A real Pony Club experience for everyone!

Talbot Run – Many Firsts at Freestate Riding Club Horse Show

What a great experience!  This past weekend – Wave, Glory, sunny, Mackenzie, Cami, Kendall, Katrina, Michael and Lilia competed at the Freestate Show in Bowie, MD.  Going to Freestate was special for the Petraseks and brought back fond memories of the past as this was a favorite show for Robin and Daisy.  Everyone did great – lots of first times!  Lilia and Michael won the awards for cuteness in the lead line division.  Everyone enjoyed and did well in the Trail class – a new experience for ponies and riders.  Mackenzie, Cami and Kendall showed off their equitation skills in walk/trot and walk/trot/canter classes.  Katrina and Sunny swept with three blue ribbons in a row!  Everyone brought back ribbons in all of their classes.  The kids looked great in their costumes – Mickey and Minnie were sighted along with several cats. Many thanks to Robin and Michelle for their expert coaching.  We appreciate the warm welcome that we received from all the organizers at Freestate and hope to be back in the spring!

Talbot Run Rocks at Iron Bridge Horse Trials

Talbot Run riders and horses excelled at this weekend’s Horse trial sponsored by the Iron Bridge Pony Club.  Competing in dressage, stadium jumping and cross country, Sarah and Lolli took the first place ribbon and Katrina and Blinky took third.  Coach Robin and all of us at Talbot Run are proud of their first time eventing performance.  They are excited to compete again soon!  Talbot Run Riding Center and Blaven Riding Center are sponsoring a combined test – dressage and jumping on October 26 at Talbot Run that is open to the public.  Please contact us for more information if you are interested!  It will start with poles and go to 2’6.

Talbot Run New Lesson Session begins October 3!!!

Come join us in enjoying our horse friends and the beautiful fall weather!  The scenery at the farm should be breathtaking in the next few weeks.  The new lesson session begins October 3 – pay by September 27 to receive a 10 % discount off of the 8 week session.  Some lesson times are filling up rapidly so let us know asap if you would like to reserve your spot!

Get Involved at Talbot Run!

We have three great opportunities to be involved at the barn!

1. We need help on the following days leading horses for our birthday parties – Sunday, September 21 at 3, Sunday, September 28 at 10 and Sunday, October 4 at 3. You must be able to tack a horse yourself and lead it safely with a rider. Check with Ms. Ann if you are interested:)

2. Free State Riding Club Hunter Show – We will be taking a group on October 18 to ride in this great introductory horse show. Its a blast. There are posters in thee barn explaining the cost etc. We still have 3 spots available if you are interested !

3. Combined Test – Jumping and Dressage Show at Talbot Run on October 26. A great opportunity!!!!! We will help you earn a dressage test if you are interested. Flyers are in the barn. You must register for this in advance. Beginner level is walk trot dressage and poles on the ground jumping. There is also a Halloween Costume class for you and your horse. Talk to Ann to sign up.

**********Also don’t forget to take advantage of the 10% discount and sign up for the next session by 9/27!*************

Get Involved at Talbot Run!

We have three great opportunities to be involved at the barn!

1. We need help on the following days leading horses for our birthday parties – Sunday, September 21 at 3, Sunday, September 28 at 10 and Sunday, October 4 at 3. You must be able to tack a horse yourself and lead it safely with a rider. Check with Ms. Ann if you are interested:)

2. Free State Riding Club Hunter Show – We will be taking a group on October 18 to ride in this great introductory horse show. Its a blast. There are posters in thee barn explaining the cost etc. We still have 3 spots available if you are interested !

3. Combined Test – Jumping and Dressage Show at Talbot Run on October 26. A great opportunity!!!!! We will help you earn a dressage test if you are interested. Flyers are in the barn. You must register for this in advance. Beginner level is walk trot dressage and poles on the ground jumping. There is also a Halloween Costume class for you and your horse. Talk to Ann to sign up.

**********Also don’t forget to take advantage of the 10% discount and sign up for the next session by 9/27!*************

Talbot Run celebrates 10 Years Together!

The Petrasek Family and Horses would like to thank all of you for a wonderful 10th Anniversary Celebration – we rode to music, ate cake and goodies, created album page memories (please – still bring more photos and drawings -we love them), painted horses and ponies, trail rode, jump clinicked with Beth and celebrated by and in the pond.   The sun came out to help us celebrate  – what an omen for our next ten years ! :)  A special thanks to Katrina for an incredibly beautiful cake – complete with horse portraits and three layers of yummy.   Thank you thank you thank you everyone,  We love you!

Talbot Run Pony Club Dressage Queens!!!!!

The Talbot Run Riding Center Pony Club Dressage team took 4th place at the Capital Region Dressage Rally in Division 1 this weekend – All of the team members had excellent test scores – topped by Michelle and Payday with a 72.33 on their musical to Annie.  Chloe and Kirsten took their new ponies to a rally for the first time and received excellent scores and encouraging comments from the judge. Annalise and Glory had a 68 on one of their tests and did a great job at her first rally – after only joining Pony Club recently!  We are proud of the hard work and dedication shown by this team and a special recognition to Katrina who worked tirelessly throughout the day as their stable manager.  This team really reflected the ideal of Pony Club teamwork!  Congratulations everyone!

Talbot Run Ten Year Anniversary – Help us celebrate!!!!!

Celebrate!!!!!!!!!

Our 10th Anniversary at Talbot Run!!!

September 7 – September 13

Talbot Run and the Petraseks are celebrating our tenth year here at the farm. Thank you to all our wonderful clients, staff and horses past and present for helping us build our horse community.

How to help us celebrate:

  • Bring a photo, drawing etc. of you and your favorite horses for our scrapbook – write a message/poem/story to celebrate horses at TREC.
  • During our lessons this week we will ride to music and play games. The horses will be wearing their party hats – Come dressed to celebrate!
  • Join our Horse Book Club – details to follow from Liane.
  • Bring party snacks to share at your lesson. The horses will have apple bobbing. They love carrots and apples too.
  • Friday, September 12 – Adult Trail Ride 6:30 – Social Get Together After. Bring a beverage and snack to share. Sign up in advance – please if you need to lease a horse. ($25)
  • Saturday, September 13 – sign up to decorate a stall. Prizes will be given!
  • September 13 – 5 pm. til? – Celebration BBQ at the pond. Swimming, fishing and food – maybe a bonfire if cold enough. TREC will provide the burgers and dogs – bring a dish to share, your own drinks and a chair.

 

 

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