Talbot Run Ten Year Anniversary – Help us 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

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!!!!!


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