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.

 

 

Talbot Run Almost September Newsletter

 

August/September 2014

Welcome back to school and an exciting Fall full of activities at Talbot Run. Our fall lesson program has begun and classes are filling up. Be sure to let us know if you would like to join us – you can join at any time!

Talbot Run has been chosen to be a Maryland Equine Experience Center – we will be working with the Maryland Department of Agriculture to promote the Horse Industry in Maryland!

Pony Club members are saluting at X at the Capital Region Dressage Rally on September 7. Good luck girls!

This September we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary at Talbot Run. Attached you will find a calendar of activities you can participate in to help us celebrate. We hope to see you at our BBQ on September 13!

Jumping Clinic with Beth Pickett is September 14. Beth is a highly respected trainer in our area and we are lucky to have her at TREC to work on jumping with our clients.   Registration is on clipboard near blackboard beside the ring. Space is limited so sign up soon.

Due to popular demand – September is a repeat – Bring a Friend to your Lesson Month. Your friend will have an opportunity to sit with the instructor and watch your lesson and hop on for a 5 to 10 minute ride at the end. Please let us know in advance if you have a friend who would like to come. No repeats please!:) We are hoping to introduce a lot of new friends to riding as part of our Equine Experience Program! Every friend and rider will receive a ticket for an end of the month lottery for a free lesson session. Mary G. was our winner for June.

We are having an introductory riding experience for Homeschoolers on September 4 and 5. Please let your friends know if they are interested.

Thank you to our mighty working students for all their help during camp this summer and endless birthday parties. We really appreciate it! You are the best!

Fall Show Opportunities at TREC

Iron Bridge Horse Trials:

  • October 4, 2014
  • Great Intro to Eventing
  • Required Cross country school September 25 – $50 including trailer.
  • Cost – $85 entry/$70 for trailering and coaching/$15 Horse Rental

Maryland Horse Trial (recognized)

  • October 11-12
  • Cost $185 plus trailering and coaching per Robin

Free State Horse Show

  • October 18
  • Hunter Jumper Fun for all riders interested in showing.
  • $75 to $100 per rider – 3 classes at $12 each, $15 for Horse use, $50 trailering (may be split), $20 coaching – Space limited!
  • Mandatory Practice – October 3 to get ready. – $30

Combined Test –Talbot Run

  • October 26
  • Dressage Test and Jumping
  • Elementary walk trot and poles through 2’6
  • Everyone who rides independently
  • Cost – $40 per entry ($35 for Pony Club), $15 Horse Rental, $20 coaching

Schooling Dressage Show – Celebration Farm

  • November 2
  • Great First Dressage experience
  • $25 per test plus $20 trailering and $30 coaching

Maryland Horse Trial (unrecognized)

  • November 9
  • Eventing Test
  • $110 entry plus $90 trailering and coaching

 

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

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