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!
Hi 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to sign up. Stabling is available.
Join us at
Freestate Riding Club July 18
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.
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!
Please consider pledging Robin and Strider = the deadline is Tuesday. Let her know at email@example.com 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!
On 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!
May 15 to June 15, 2015
*(Bring a Friend Month)
Bring friend to your riding lesson so that they can see first hand what you are crazy about – Talbot Run Horses!
They will get to take a short ride at the end of your lesson (last 5 minutes) on your horse and you can help out! You and your friend will both receive a ticket to entry our drawing for one free lesson session drawn at the end of the month. The more friends you bring – the more chances you have to win. Each friend may come only once! Please let Ms. Ann know 24 hours in advance if you are bringing a friend.
17 Riders – Two Guardian Angels – two coaches – 12 ponies – a legion of staunch and flexible parents and friends and one Pony Club Riding Center. What an incredible performance and group effort!!!! It took a lot of work, practice and dedication from our riders and families to have the best games rally so far. Congratulations to all our riders for their riding and outstanding horse management – great scores girls – let’s keep it up! We are so proud of your accomplishments and the improvement we saw over the past 10 weeks of practicing. Most important it is a wonderful experience for us to watch you come together as a horse community and support each other and enjoy the love and companionship from our Talbot Run ponies and horses. We can’t wait to start practicing for next year. The ponies deserve hugs and treats for their patience and kindness. Don’t forget the carrots:)
Hey all Talbot Run Riders, Families and Friends – You are invited to our 10th annual Memorial Day Picnic and Bonfire on May 24 – 5 pm. til? Bring your bathing suits, fishing rods, a chair, whatever you like to drink and a dish to share. We will have burgers and dogs. Its always a lot of fun! We hope you will join us!