Soon it will be spring…and summer……
Stay warm – we are in good shape – horses are watered and hayed – stalls are clean – but its still slippery on the driveway….we will let you know if we can not do lessons tomorrow,
Early Bird registration is now open for our summer camp program. You may sign up for as many weeks as you like at a substantial savings. Each day includes two riding lessons plus lots of fun activities learning about and playing with our wonderful horses and ponies. There are several specialty camps available – including Pony Play Camp for 4-6 year olds, a Just Jump camp for those who wish to jump more and an introduction to eventing camp. Click on the links below for dates and check out talbotrun.com for an application. Space is limited to 15 riders per session – don’t miss out on your favorite weeks.:)
Hope you are all safe at home – our driveway is going to take awhile to deice and I am hearing from our working students and instructor, and staff that they are stuck at home – so we have decided to be cautious and cancel all lessons today. We will plan to have one more week in this session (next Saturday) and extend the new session by a week. If you can’t come next Saturday – we will figure out a makeup after Christmas (will have some opportunities during that week – Liane volunteered to teach in the early afternoon a couple of days if riders are available.). We will have a shortened schedule next Saturday. 3:00 riders should plan to ride at 9, 2:00 riders, plan to ride at 10 and 1:00 riders plan to ride at 12. We will have hot chocolate and holiday music. Let us know if you can’t make it. Again – thank you so much for all your flexibility – our main goal is to keep all including the horses safe.
With the icy mix predicted -we are canceling our lessons tomorrow from 8:30 til 10. We are planning to start with the usual 11:00 lesson however as the change over to rain is unpredictable – please let us know if you can’t make it. We will let you know if there are problems on our end. Anyone in the 9 am. lesson is welcome to come at 3 pm. There will be limited lesson spots in the pm. at 3 for our 10:00 riders – please text me or email and I will let you know if it will work Otherwise – there are make-ups available on Wednesday at 4:30 and Friday at 4:30. Working students – please come as early as you can – we will be starting barn work at 7:30. Thank you for your flexibility in helping us keep everyone safe ! See you tomorrow! Ann
This Fall has been an exciting season for our riders at Talbot Run. Our Pony Club Riding Center, and our lesson students and boarders have competed in a variety of disciplines – bringing home lots of ribbons and learning a lot. Our riders have competed at recognized dressage shows, local FADS (Frederick Dressage Association Shows), Loch Moy eventing, Pony Club Dressage, Jumping and Tetrathalon (jumping, shooting, swimming and running) rallies. We have seen new partnerships between new horse owners nurture and grow and continued hard work and connection between our lesson students and our noble, compassionate and hardworking Talbot Run lesson horses. It has been inspiring to see our riders work hard, conquer challenges and progress in their mounted and unmounted equestrian knowledge. We invite you to join us and continue on the path to deepening our connection with our equine friends. If you are interested in joining our Pony Club Riding Center or in signing up for our lesson program – contact Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org/301 – 648-7602.
Talbot Run is planning to offer a series of Dressage and Jumping clinics with local trainers over the next few months. Our goal is to work with our aspiring riders in refining their skills and providing them with opportunities to meet local horsemen and horsewoman as they grow and become members of the local equestrian community. Our first clinician is a close neighbor – Michele Wellman – owner of By Chance Farm. We have had the opportunity to take many of our riders to By Chance for dressage shows and we are looking forward to working and learning with Michele. Let me know if you are interested in participating – spots will be available on a first come first sign up basis. Jumping groups will be formed based on interest and horse choices. michele-wellman-show-jumping-clinic
With the projected high heat index – we will be cancelling lessons tonight – too hot for riders and horses! The horses are headed to the beach! With the new session starting July 18 – Monday riders: if you haven’t paid – go ahead and prorate to 6 lessons (198$) – if you have already paid -we can do a make-up. Let me know what works! Stay cool!