Talbot Run Jumper Show Postponed

The Jumper Show scheduled for this Sunday is postponed – when we set the date we didn’t realize so many of our riders would be out of town on Spring break so with the low pre-enrollment we have decided to wait until more of you can participate!   We are sorry for any inconvenience!

Talbot Run Pony Club Riding Center Excels at Quiz Competition

All our Pony Clubbers’ hard work last weekend paid off as they rocked at the Capital Region’s Quiz competition.  You may have noticed groups of kids working every Saturday since January on learning more about horses and horse care.   Their hard work paid off last Sunday with 2 first places, a third place and a fourth.   Several of the girls had perfect scores on the written test as well.   Many thanks to all the parents who volunteered – Talbot Run was responsible for developing and running the Barn phase of the competition and we got rave reviews – the kids enjoyed it and felt they learned a lot!  Next on the horizon is our Games Rally on May 18.  

Talbot Run Saddle Club – a New Program for our Younger Riders

Talbot Run Saddle Club is a new program for our younger riders who want to learn more about horses.  The Saddle Club meets once a month on Saturday at 2 pm. for approximately 2 hours. The purpose is to introduce our lesson students to basic horsemanship and horse care in order to develop each rider’s connection to our equine friends.  Our target age group is 6 to 10 year olds.  The first hour will be used for classroom instruction and activity. The second hour will be used for grooming and riding time. Cost is $40 per session or $140 for all 4 dates.  Space will be prioritized for those signing up for all 4 sessions.  Individual dates will be available as space allows.  Riding lesson will be geared towards our lower level riders – walk/trot and beginning canter.  We will limit each session to 8 children.  All participants must be concurrently enrolled in our 8  week group lesson program.  Additional sessions will be scheduled during the Fall – we will take August off !

Each session will have a hands on assessment at the end and participants will receive a certificate of achievement/award.  In the future, participants will have an opportunity to prepare a part of the lesson and help to instruct others in order to earn an award in public speaking and teaching. Each member should be prepared with a three ring notebook (for the addition of handouts), pencil and some loose leaf paper or spiral bound notebook.  Parents are encouraged although not required to stick around and learn as well.

Spring/Summer Calendar

Week 1 – April 5

Barn Management- Cleaning, hay, grain and Water – Make a healthy horse treat!

Learn to groom and tack a horse.

Week 2 – May 10

Horse Breeds and body markings!

Find and label horses in the barn that match some of the breeds.

Week 3 – June 14

Anatomy- Body parts – Learn to bathe a horse

Week 4 – July 19

First Aid – Practice a wrap on a horse, cleaning a ‘wound’ and taking a temperature.

Email or talk to Ann or Catie Garrett to sign up – space is limited!



Talbot Run – Two great show opportunities to celebrate Spring!

TREC Celebrate Spring In-House Schooling Show

 April 6, 2014

Starting at 9 am. til ?

$12 per class – or 3 classes for $30

Everyone wins a ribbon!

Dress is casual neat.

Horses will be assigned randomly according to instructor recommendations – Its possible you may not ride the same horse in all classes!  Please pay in advance – check in mailbox or see Ann for credit card/cash.

This show is for all our lesson students – beginners encouraged!

Come and have fun!

There will be a helmet decorating contest – Spring theme!  Show your creativity. 



TREC Spring Open Jumper Show

 Sunday, April 13, 2014

9 am. til ?

 $12/class or $30 per division on your own horse

Each division has 3 classes –

Optimum Time, Power and Speed and Jump Off – Cupcake (poles) division, 18 in. 2ft, 2 ft.3, 2ft 6, 2ft. 9, 3 ft.

Coaching available – see Robin

$60 per division on a TREC Horse – coaching included. Must sign up/pay in advance – Horses are first come first available. 

Talk to Ann or Robin in person or via email talbotrunec@aol.com

Lunch will be available for purchase.


Talbot Run shines…Swan Lake Spectacular!

Congratulations to our riders this weekend at the Winter Finale Jumper Show at Swan Lake. Everyone – riders and horses did an awesome job!  Leah and Lolli won Reserve Champion in their division.   Destiny and Khasper had an inspiring ride and Khasper jumped the big ones!  Destiny can’t wait to take him back to the jumper ring. Michelle and Payday won Grand Champion in the 2″6 division.  Coach Robin was thrilled by everyone’s performance.  Great riding everyone!

Talbot Run Instructors’ Update March

Hey Parents – Just in case , If you miss this information at your lesson and your rider forgets to tell you:

  1. New session started on March 1 – please place checks in mailbox if you haven’t done so.  Call Ann at 3016487602 if you would like to use a credit card.
  2. There are still spots for camp available most weeks – 10% discount if paid by March 1 – information is on website.
  3. Games night will be rescheduled when weather is better:(
  4. Upcoming Show opportunities for all lesson students:

April 6  - 9am to 1:00– In house Fun Show – Walk/Trot and Canter classes for all levels.  Jumping from poles to 2ft. 3 – Everyone wins a ribbon – info. to follow…..$10 per class – no special clothes necessary.

April 13 9am to all day – Open Jumper Show – poles to 3 ft.  Cupcake Division is $10/class.  Jumper Divisions starting at 18 inches are $30 /three classes plus horse rental and coaching of $30 – required if you are using a TREC horse.  Individual coaching is available – talk to your instructor if you are using your own horse.  Need to find out more – talk to Ann, Robin or Kari.

(Note: Sunday lessons are on – unless we have horrible weather on April 13th.  However – no lessons on Easter.)

 5. Make-ups – if you need a make up please email talbotrunec@aol.com or talk directly to Kari to be sure your name is on the calendar.  Remember – we need 24 hours notice except in emergency if you need a make-up.

Chilly at Talbot Run – Games Night Cancelled

Hi All – With the return of chilly weather, we have decided to postpone games night to later in March – we think it will be a lot more fun if the the ponies aren’t shivering and we don’t have to wear gloves.   Lessons are still on – dress warm!

Talbot Run Games Night this Friday


Come and join us for a fun night to introduce mounted games – relay races on horseback – join us for mug shuffle, three flag, bending poles and maybe even pop some balloons!  Lots of fun for all!



 6:30 TO 7:30 – WALK/TROT  (for beginning riders)

7:30 TO 8:30 – WALK/TROT/CANTER 



 LIMIT 8 RIDERS PER LEVEL – We may combine groups depending on numbers.


Talbot Run – Winter is on the run… we hope……

We hope everyone is staying warm and keeping fingers crossed for warm snow melting weather this week!  Just wanted to update everyone with some Talbot Run happenings…..

Our Junior Equitation League show this weekend was awesome – Kudos to our wonderful parents and our riders.   We are so proud of you and the improvement you have shown over the past few months – everyone nailed their diagonals –  of course dreams of jumping jacks assigned by Ms. Robin may have contributed to that.  We are looking forward to taking our own horses off property to the Finale at Full Moon Farm.

Make ups – anyone who needs one -we are extending that opportunity through the next session – so no rush or worries.   We will also try to work in a few trail riding opportunities if you are interested.


The new session begins on March 1 – Pay before the first and receive a 10% discount.

Summer Camp is beginning to fill up = We are still offering a 10% discount  with full payment by March 15.

Upcoming Events:

Games Night is coming  on Friday, February 28.  Come and play relay races on horse back.  Introductory Level (walk/trot) at 6:30 and Intermediate at 7:30. (Walk Trot Canter) Cost is $25 per rider – depending on numbers we may share ponies.   If you are interested – email Ann at talbotrunec@aol.com – no more than 8 riders per level – first come first serve.

JEL Finale – March 9 at Full Moon Farm

Think Green – In-house Show  (tentative) – March 16 – at 9 am. – Open to all lesson students.   Details to follow!

Our awesome Pony Clubbers will be representing us at the Qapital Region Quiz Competition – March 30.


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