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Yuck!!!! – canceling all lessons Saturday while we thaw out – Stay home and stay safe!

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.1933783_525361738758_5280_n

Saturday Lessons Beginning at 11:)

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!    AnnPony icicles

Celebrating our Fall at Talbot Run

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 – 648-7602.

Michele Wellman Jumping and Dressage Clinic – November 20

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

Too hot to ride – no lessons tonight:(

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! FullSizeRender-2

TREC Clinic with Daniel Stewart – August 8th- Pressure Proof Your Riding


Pressure Proof Your Riding With Daniel Stewart

Talbot Run Equestrian Center

August 8, 2016


Schedule (Tentative):

            10:00 – Welcome Briefing

            10:30 – Group 1 Rides (2’3 – 2’6)

            11:30 – Group 2 Rides (2’9 and up)

            12:30 – Group 3 Rides (2’)

            1:30 – Lunch Prep/Horse Care

            2:00 – Rider Fitness Seminar

            3:00 – Q and A /Book Signing

Cost per Rider (limited to 4 per group) – Pony Club – $135

                                      Non-Pony Club – $150

Price includes mounted and unmounted sessions plus one free auditor per rider

A healthy lunch will be provided – $10/person.

Auditors: – Cost per person –$15

Pony Club Members/TREC Pony Club Parents – $5

Please provide a current coggins for all trailer in horses. Stalls for Non TREC riders are available at $20/day – Please let us know your needs. Email Ann at

For Registration form – click here:)

Pressure Proof Your Riding


Talbot Run Summer Riding Session – Early Bird due June 14!

Talbot Run Summer Riding Session 2016

June 28th – August 29th! *

Early Bird payment due June 14th!

 In an attempt to provide flexibility for all – We will be offering options for riding during our summer session. We are happy to work with you to reschedule missed lessons. Any advanced notice is great for planning!

 You may sign up for the following options:

 7 weeks – $210 (Early Bird) – $232 (after June 14)

8 weeks – $238.50 (Early Bird) – $265 (after June 14)

9 weeks – $267 (Early Bird) – $298 (after June 14)

 *Due to missing Memorial Day and July 4th – the Monday lesson session will end on July 11th and the new session will begin July 18th. This leaves 7 weeks in the summer session – let me know if you will need make-ups for vacation and we will be flexible in scheduling. If you would like to make-up these days – let me know and we can schedule you in before the end of June.

We will not have lessons Sunday June 25th (current session) due to Pony Club Games Rally – first date of new session will be July 3.

We will not have lessons Friday, July 8th due to our Dressage Show. Sign up to ride!

Please note any vacation plans when you turn in your payment and we will put it on the calendar!













Support Robin and Nova and John Hopkins Breast Cancer Research at Ride for Life

Support Robin and Nova

2016 Ride for Life


Robin and Nova are raising donations for the John Hopkins Breast Center. Please consider supporting this important research. An envelope for donations will be in the observation room.

 The PVDA Ride for Life is a dressage show held at the PG Equestrian Center to raise funds for breast cancer research. Robin has ridden in this show Since its inception in 2004. The event has raised over $580,000 for the Johns Hopkins Breast Center.1923300_525361274688_1999_n