End of Summer Fun at Talbot Run

Hi Everyone – Happy Last Days of Summer!!!!!!!
Next week is our last week of camp – our more advanced students will be working on their eventing skills to help prepare them to compete this Fall. We will also have regular camp for the last week:) Many thanks and congrats to all our staff who provided an outstanding program this year !
Our new lesson session starts this week – lesson slots are filling up but no worries if you would like to join after the start of the session…we know that some of you are still on vacation (Lucky You!). Let us know when you want to start and we will add you back in. We have hit the 100 Riders a Week mark…woohoo!!!!!!!
September is an exciting month at TREC. We will be celebrating our 10th Anniversary at the Farm with lots of fun activities – to be announced.
In honor of our anniversary, its also a repeat – Bring a friend to lesson month – share horses and fun with your friends! We will let you know how to reserve a slot.
Our Pony Club riders will be competing at the Capital Region Dressage Rally in September – Michelle and Payday will be performing a musical ride to the music from Annie.
Strider and Robin will be hitting the recognized Dressage Circuit and also performing a musical ride. The music is a secret so keep your ears open around the barn.
Thank you as always for being great clients and for all your support, The Petraseks

Talbot Run Mid Summer Update !

It has been a busy summer for all of the horses and their friends at Talbot Run.   We have finished 4 weeks of summer camp – it has been so much fun to ride twice a day and everyone has had a great time.  Check out some of our video blogs and you will see why.  Ms. Robin and Ms. Catherine have been impressed with how everyone has improved their riding skills and have worked together to have fun.   Three more weeks left!  We have very few spots available if you are still interested in signing up.

Talbot Run has been chosen as an official Maryland Equine Experience Center – a program sponsored by the MD Horse Council.  We are hoping to facilitate raising awareness and interest in horses.  We will be planning a variety of programs to offer horse experiences to our community.  Let us know if you have friends or family that would like to come and experience a horse with us.  We are thrilled to be on the list!

Our next lesson session begins on August 16th.  If you pay in advance before August 10 – receive a 10 % discount.  Please honor this deadline in order to pay the discounted rate of $238.50 for 8 weeks of group lessons.  Lesson packages paid after this date are $265.00.

We recently had three of our Pony Club riders compete in Show Jumping at the Nationals Festival at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.  We are proud of our girls and our horses – they had a great experience!

Talbot Run will be celebrating our 10th anniversary in September.  Help us brainstorm ways to celebrate.

Talbot Run Summer Camp Fun

This week camp has been exciting.  Obstacle courses, trail riding, learning new skills are just a few of the fun things that happen at riding camp at Talbot Run.

Talbot Run Summer Camp Fun

Talbot Run – Ride for Life was Awesome and the Summer Fest was cool!

Congratulations to Robin and Strider for a great performance at Ride for Life – Strider earned a third place for his Second level dressage test.  Many thanks to all the people who pledged money to this great cause….John Hopkins Breast Cancer Research.  Robin received a third place ribbon for pledge support from our barn family.  In addition – Tiffany’s moving poster tribute received an Honorable Mention in the stall decorating contest.  If you would like to see her poster it is hanging in the Observation Room.

Last weekend’s postponed cookout was a great time for all – thanks for hanging out with us.  No lessons tomorrow for July 4th – enjoy the holiday and see you Saturday at Talbot Run!  We will be back fro New Hampshire Saturday evening and look forward to catching up!

Summer Celebration Postponed tip June 28

Hey Everyone – It looks like tomorrow is going to be a rainy, icky day.   It figures – the only one in weeks of hot and sunny weather.   We have decided to postpone until next Saturday – same time same plan – cookout, swimming,  – If you would like to trail ride at 4 – please re sign up – we know some of you will be gone for the summer! but let us know when you are around and we will try to put some more frequent trail rides in our schedule!   If you can come next Saturday – email Ann and let her know.   More details to follow!!!!!!!!!

Talbot Run – Summer Celebration and Eventing Congrats!

Come on out and hang out with us this weekend!   Summer Celebration including a yard sale (let us know if you want table space – $10), Pony Rides, trail rides, Gambler’s Choice and a cookout/bonfire!  Bring a side and your ow drinks and chair.   Swimming, Fishing and fun!  Bring your family and register them in the 100 Days to Ride Challenge. 

Congrats to Michelle, Carol Anne and Magdelena on their performance at the Capital Region Eventing Rally at Seneca this weekend.  Their team came in 6th in riding and 7th in horse management.  Michelle and Payday came in 6th overall!  Great job girls!  They are on their way to Pony Club Nationals in Kentucky to represent the region in show jumping!!!!!

Talbot Run June Updates

Talbot Run Summer Riders: Don’t forget to take advantage of our early payment plan – time runs out on June 10 for the 10% discount for the summer session. Please talk to Ann if you have vacation plans and need special scheduling!   

Robin and Strider are still collecting pledges for her rides at Ride for Life – a recognized dressage show at the PG Equestrian Center on June 22. The pair had a great weekend at Morven Park’s recognized dressage competition this weekend, winning a 2nd and a 5th place. All contributions will go to the John Hopkin’s Brease Cancer research program.

June is Bring a Friend to Riding Lesson Month – This is part of the 100 Day Challenge – we are trying to collect as many names of new riders and friends who are new to horses – the National goal is 100,000 new people in the US by September.  Our barn is competing for the $25,000 prize!  Bring your friends and let’s introduce them to fun with our equine friends.

Talbot Run’s Summer Celebration is coming up  on June 21.  The trail ride is full – there was an enthusiastic response – we will look at scheduling more rides in the future.  All are invited to reserve a table space at the yard sale ($10 – bring your own table).  Our Nationals Bound pony clubbers will be giving pony rides during the day.  They are also selling snacks and drinks on Saturdays to raise money.  In the evening all are invited to our cookout – please bring your own drinks and a side dish or a dessert.  

Congrats to Carol Anne and Rufio – 6th place and Magdelena and Callie – 8th place on a successful outing at The Middleburg Horse Trials  – Best wishes to our Pony Club eventing team (Michelle and PayDay, Carol Anne and Rufio and Magdelena and Callie) next weekend at Seneca for the Capital Region Pony Club Rally.


Talbot Run – Robin and Strider are collecting pledges for Ride for Life

Robin and Strider are are asking all of their barn friends and family for pledges for their upcoming dressage competition at the PG Equestrian Center June 22.  The Ride for Life show is a fund raiser for the John Hopkins Breast Cancer Research Center.  Every year the horse community comes together to raise money for this important cause.   If you would like to make a pledge – the envelope is in the Observation Room at the barn.  If you are interested in coming and watching this talented pair ride – let Robin know and she will let you know her scheduled times.  Thank you for your support!


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