Talbot Run – Bring a Friend Month!

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May 15 to June 15, 2015

*(Bring a Friend Month)

 Bring friend to your riding lesson so that they can see first hand what you are crazy about – Talbot Run Horses!

They will get to take a short ride at the end of your lesson (last 5 minutes) on your horse and you can help out! You and your friend will both receive a ticket to entry our drawing for one free lesson session drawn at the end of the month. The more friends you bring – the more chances you have to win. Each friend may come only once! Please let Ms. Ann know 24 hours in advance if you are bringing a friend.

Talbot Run Riding Center Games Rally – We played – We challenged ourselves – We laughed – We had a blast!!!!!!

DSC_0114DSC_009917 Riders – Two Guardian Angels – two coaches – 12 ponies – a legion of staunch and flexible parents and friends and one Pony Club Riding Center. What an incredible performance and group effort!!!!  It took a lot of work, practice and dedication from our riders and families to have the best games rally so far.  Congratulations to all our riders for their riding and outstanding horse management – great scores girls – let’s keep it up!  We are so proud of your accomplishments and the improvement we saw over the past 10 weeks of practicing.  Most important it is a wonderful experience for us to watch you come together as a horse community and support each other and enjoy the love and companionship from our Talbot Run ponies and horses.  We can’t wait to start practicing for next year.  The ponies deserve hugs and treats for their patience and kindness.  Don’t forget the carrots:)

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Memorial Day Picnic at Talbot Run – May 24 – Join us!

IMG_0226-2Hey all Talbot Run Riders, Families and Friends – You are invited to our 10th annual Memorial Day Picnic and Bonfire on May 24 – 5 pm. til?  Bring your bathing suits, fishing rods, a chair, whatever you like to drink and a dish to share.  We will have burgers and dogs.  Its always a lot of fun!  We hope you will join us!

Talbot Run New Lesson Session begins May 22! Early Bird Payment=Saving $

xcountry-2w Gallop into summer at TREC – our next 8 week lesson session begins on May 22 – July 10 – As we are moving into summer vacation plans – no worries – we will continue to be flexible in scheduling make-ups!  Please let your instructor and Ann know if you are not continuing in your slot so we can plan our schedule for the summer.  Early bird payment – $232.50 (10% discount) due no later than May 15.  Please honor our deadline:) for the reduced price.  The first three weeks of camp are full however we have space weeks 4 to 7 – let Ann know if you would like to sign up.

Talbot Run May Newsletter – So Much FUN!

IMG_1247Hey everyone!!!!  Thanks to our wonderful Pony Club Parent, Mary Walton – We will be posting a monthly Pony Club/Talbot Run Newsletter with info specifically for Pony Club members – but also lots of other neat stuff about happenings at the barn.   We hope you enjoy it.  Click on the link to view :).  May 2015-2

Talbot Run Riders and Horses excel at Iron Bridge Horse Trial

IMG_1922 Talbot Run Riders and horses – Sarah W. and Jaegermann, Sarah J. and Blinky, Kat and Sunny, Laura and Krackle and Elena and Lolly had a successful and exciting day at the Iron Bridge Horse Trial bringing home ribbons and first experiences -combining dressage, stadium jumping and cross-country jumping. Great job girls and horses – we are proud of your accomplishments and look forward to watching you grow in the future.   Many thanks to Robin for her coaching and support!  Thank you to all our parents and friends who came to support the team.


Talbot Run is hosting Pressure Proof Your Riding – A Clinic with Daniel Stewart – July 16-17


July 16-17, 2015:
Talbot Run Equestrian Center 4727 Buffalo Road Mount Airy, MD 21771
For More Information Contact:
Ann Petrasek at 301 648 7602 talbotrunec@aol.com

Registration is available at the barn or via email.

Daniel Stewart has been a successful international trainer and instructor for over 25 years. In addition to the US, he’s trained riders in Spain, Portugal, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, Belgium, England, United Arab Emirates, Greece and West Indies. From 2000 to 2008 he coached riders on several US Equestrian Teams at World Championships, World Equestrian Games and Olympics. As the internationally acclaimed author of “Pressure Proof Your Riding” and “Ride Right” he’s widely considered one of the worlds leading experts on equestrian sport psychology, athletics and performance. He teaches clinics to thousands of riders each year and is a popular speaker at many national equestrian conventions. Coach Stewart lived in Andalusia Spain until recently but now resides in Naples FL where he teaches online instructor certification classes to riders who want to teach his many unique clinics.

Coach Stewart’s amazing Pressure Proof Clinic series teaches riders how to improve their confidence, focus and success by learning how to overcome nerves, pressure, mistakes, expectations, poor memories and show-jitters.
MOUNTED SEMINAR – Two one hour Jumping sessions with Daniel (4 per group by height)
Learn a series of high energy rider-specific exercises that improve your stamina, balance, symmetry, core strength, suppleness, etc. using medicine and exercise balls, fit bands, balance pods, battle ropes, agility ladders and more!
Learn how easy it can be to build confidence, focus, willpower and a positive attitude by learning a series of motivating tools to control the pressure, fears, doubts, show jitters and distractions often related to riding or showing.
Schedule (Tentative):
10:00 – Welcome Briefing
10:30 – Group 1 Rides (2’3 – 2’6)
11:30 – Group 2 Rides (2’9 and up)
12:30 – Group 3 Rides (2’)
1:30 – Lunch Prep/Horse Care
2:00 – Sports Psychology Seminar
3:00 – Q and A/Book Signing
10:00 – Briefing
10:30 – Group 1 Rides (2’3 – 2’6)
11:30 – Group 2 Rides (2’9 and up)
12:30 – Group 3 Rides (2’)
1:30 – Lunch Prep/Horse Care
2:00 – Rider Fitness
3:00 – Q and A/Book Signing
Cost per Rider (limited to 4 per group) – Pony Club – $125
Non Pony Club – $135
Mounted Price includes mounted and unmounted sessions plus one free auditor per rider.

Auditors: – Cost per person – One day $15/Both Days $25
Pony Club Members/TREC Pony Club Parents – $20

Includes all sessions.

If you would like to order lunch – $5 per person in advance

Please provide an up to date coggins for all trailer in horses. Stalls for Non TREC riders are available at $15/day – Please let us know your needs. Email Ann at talbotrunec@aol.com

Talbot Run at the MD Horse Chase Kick Off – Come and Join US!

Talbot Run is participating in the Maryland Horse Chase over the next three weeks.  It might be something you all would like to do….lots of cool prizes and opportunities to learn more about horses andsee a variety of horse farm and places.  Check out the links below for more info!  On Monday, we have been invited to the kickoff at Full Moon Farm in Finksburg at 8 am.  There will be TV and newspaper coverage and booths, things to do and you can complete your first challenges.  I would love to have a bunch of kids/adults there with me in their Talbot Run gear promoting the farm and helping kick off this great event.  Let me know if you can come and we can figure out the details.  Thanks for your support!   Ann, Bob and Robin

MEDIA ADVISORY: Maryland Horse Chase Kicks Off April 6 at New Location
Statewide Horse-Focused Scavenger Hunt to Highlight Horse Discovery Centers, April 6-26

NOTE TO EDITORS: The location of the kick off has changed.

Maryland Horse Chase logoANNAPOLIS, MD (April 1, 2015) – The Maryland Horse Chase is a new, three-week statewide horse scavenger hunt designed to introduce people to the joy of horses and to showcase the state’s new network of Horse Discovery Centers. It is sponsored by the Maryland Horse Industry Board (MHIB), a program within theMaryland Department of AgricultureThe kickoff will be held Monday, April 6, from 8 a.m. to noon at Full Moon Farm in Carroll County. The Horse Chase scavenger hunt runs from April 6 through April 26.

Those who participate in the Horse Chase will comb the state, earning points by completing 75 simple horse-related photo, action and text challenges at 35 physical locations and online. There is also the opportunity to earn points by answering bonus challenges. Participants who earn the most points will be able to redeem them for nearly 130 horse-themed prizes. All entrants will receive free admission tickets to the 2015 Maryland Million on October 17; horse treats provided by Flax Jax, the official Treat Sponsor of the Maryland Horse Chase, and other items. Registration starts April 4 at www.marylandhorsechase.com.

The kickoff event and all Horse Chase activities are open to all residents, especially those who have limited or no experience with horses but would like more.  For more information.

WHATMaryland Horse Chase Kickoff Event – Festivities will include horse demonstrations; booths from various horse organizations and Horse Discovery Centers; and an opportunity to complete Chase Challenges at Full Moon Farm.
WHEN: Monday, April 6, from 8 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Full Moon Farm, 4326 Louisville Road, Finksburg (Carroll County)

WHO: Maryland Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder, Maryland’s High School Rodeo Queen Madison Iager; and members of the Maryland Horse Industry Board and various Discovery Centers.

The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact MHIB Executive Director Ross Peddicord atross.peddicord@maryland.gov or 410-841-5798.

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