Goodbye Summer – New Lesson Session beginning September 14 at Talbot Run!

FullSizeRender-2The horses are sad to see summer coming to an end – but wanted to let you know that its time to start thinking about signing up for the Summer into Fall lesson session at Talbot Run.  We have welcomed many new riders to the barn and looking forward to many of our past riders returning from vacation and joining in the fun this fall!  Please let us know asap your riding plans/needs so that we can include you in our schedule as lesson time slots are already filling.  The first day of the new session is September 14th.  The Sunday session only will begin on September 27th as we will not have class on September 6th in order to participate the Maryland State Fair in Timonium.  Talbot Run will be a part of “HorseLand” – come and visit us!  If you would like to save 10% on the 8 week session – please pay by September 5.  Thank you for honoring this deadline – all sessions purchased after this date will be charged the 265$ regular price.FullSizeRender-3

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

Originally posted on Talbot Run Equestrian Center:


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

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…

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Talbot Run Lesson Early Bird Payment for next lesson session EXTENDED – July 10

IMG_2169 IMG_2172 Hello Everyone from beautiful New Hampshire – We are enjoying our vacation but realized that with the holiday weekend – we needed to extend the time for our early bird lesson payment to July 10 – Pay for your next 8 weeks and receive 10% off – 238.50!  Please let me know if you need make-ups, day changes  etc. due to your vacation schedule – and we will gladly accommodate.  We have limited spaces for camp in August if you still need a spot – talk to Ann to see availability.   Happy Independence Day and see you Monday!  IMG_2176

Talbot Run Riders Rock at Local Shows!

IMG_2107-2Hi Talbot Run Family and Friends –  Just wanted to recap and update everyone on what our riders at Talbot Run are accomplishing over the past month.  First – our Pony Club Games teams rocked in May at the Capital Region Games Rally – lots of ribbons including a first place in Horse Management by our Senior Team and second places in both Riding and Horse Management by our Junior Riders.  Lots of blues for our Rising Stars too!   Michelle and Aleena qualified for Games Nationals.   Kendall and Khasino have been bringing it home at the Saddleview Show Series – with Grand Champion at both Shows she attended. Michelle and Payday and Aleena and Maddie rode well at the Capital Region Eventing Rally at Seneca Valley with Michelle,an individual 2nd and 8th place Team overall and 6th place Horse Management.   Robin and Nova scored a 5th place at the Vada Nova Recognized Dressage Show in Leesburg and earned Robin and Strider earned 5th for their musical performance at Ride for Life.  Thanks to all who sponsored Robin and Strider in this fundraiser for breast cancer.  Rebecca and Lizzie and Alegre have been scoring high at local dressage show.  Camella and Mackenzie and Alegre had a fantastic day at the Freestate Show and rode well. (We are waiting for details…)  Looking towards the future – we have our Pony Club Headed to the Show Jumping Rally at the end of June!  We are proud of everyone and are looking forward to see what you all accomplish next!  Please keep on sending pictures!

One Spot Available – Daniel Stewart Clinic

We have one spot left at 2’9 for our Daniel Stewart clinic July 16-17 at Talbot Run.  Each day includes a mounted jumping lesson plus an afternoon session on sports psychology and fitness.   Cost is $135 for both days.  Email Ann at if you would like to sign up.  Stabling is available.


Talbot Run Show Opp = Freestate Horse Show

Join us at

Freestate Riding Club July 18

Pictured, the youngest group of riders in this year's 8 & Under Leadline class at the Talbot County Fair 4-H Horse Show. From the left, in their saddles, Joshua Cherry, 7, Ashlyn Christopher, 4, John Crook, 6, and Peyton Maggio, 5. The show was held Friday, July 9, at the Talbot County Ag Center in Easton. Also pictured, show judge Aubrey Kaufman, of Denton (holding clip board).

Who: Interested Lesson students

What: Compete in a schooling hunter show in Bowie, MD – flat classes and small jumping courses.

When: July 18, 6 am til?

Cost: $12 per class – most riders will compete in three classes.

Coaching: $20

Trailering: $50/horse – can be split if you share.

Horse Rental: $15 per person

We are hoping to take 5 horses up to 10 to 15 riders so the cost should be approx. $75 to $100 per rider.

Show clothes required!

Space is limited – so let Ann know ASAP if you are interested!

Last Chance to help out an Important Cause -John Hopkins Cancer Research!

imagejpeg_0-2 imagejpeg_0 imagejpeg_1Please consider pledging Robin and Strider = the deadline is Tuesday.  Let her know at if you would like to contribute.  The duo will be riding in their “Ride for Life” this weekend at the PG Equestrian Center. in honor of our friends who have battled or are battling breast cancer.  They have already raised over $500 – but we are hoping to do more with your help!

Robin and Strider ask you to Pledge to Support Ride For Life

Strider websiteOn June 21-22 – Robin and Strider will be competing at the annual Ride For Life competition at the PG Equestrian Center.  This show is  a fund raiser for John Hopkins’ breast cancer research.  She and Strider are collecting pledges that will be donated to John Hopkins.  Last year, the pair came in third in overall pledges and we are trying to do even better this year.  The pledge envelope is on the table in the Observation Room – or you can see Robin direct.  We will be decorating stalls with tributes to our friends who battle or have battled with great cancer.  If you have a name or picture to add – please let us know.  Tiffany is designing stall decorations to celebrate these special people.  We would love to have lots of people come and watch Robin and Strider ride her musical in the indoor arena at the show!1923300_525361274688_1999_n


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