Join Us for the 2014 Riding Season!
We are Progressive Equestrian Therapeutic Services, Inc. Sponsored by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission our non-profit organization operates out of Barn W-1 at the Prince George’s County Equestrian Center.
Our 100% volunteer staff provides skill based riding and horsemanship lessons, free of charge, to Prince George’s County residents dealing with various disabilities.
The annual PETS Volunteer Appreciation Picnic will be held on Saturday, September 27th at the 4-H Patuxent Center from 1:00 to 5:00. Join us as our riders receive their Show Off awards and we thank all of our hardworking volunteers for all that they have given to the program this year.
Riders and their families are asked to bring one or more desserts to share. Additional information and directions can be found HERE. RSVP if you will or will not be able to attend by calling the barn (301-627-4308) or emailing email@example.com
Our Script Cards are due the same day of the picnic. The order form will be on the website September 15th. Please bring your complete order with you, or mail it in before the deadline. Learn how gift cards help support PETS throughout the entire year.
Welcome to the start of the 2014 PETS Riding Season
Our season begins this month as work days begin to make our area ready and returning riders submit their paperwork.
Here is our tentative 2014 calendar of events.
Our first workday is to be held on Saturday March, 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PETS Instructors are also scheduled to have a meeting that day.
Returning riders must submit their completed paperwork by March 15. If your paperwork is not turned in by the due date, your position may be left open to a new rider.
Returning volunteers can bring their paperwork to the work days. For safety and liability, only volunteers with current paperwork can be allowed to participate and be on the property.
Horses are expected to return, depending on the progress of the work days, during the first week of April. Returning volunteer training, new volunteer training and rider screening also begins in April.
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Gratitude towards everyone who helped make this year successful
Help support PETS while giving thanks to our hardworking volunteers
The annual PETS Volunteer Appreciation Picnic will be held on Saturday, September 14th at the 4-H Patuxent Center from 1:00 to 5:00. Continue reading
Over a dozen riders exhibit their horsemanship skills to family and friends
UPPER MARLBORO, Maryland – Over a dozen riders gathered at the Prince George’s County Equestrian Center, Show Place Arena to share the horsemanship skills learned since the start of the spring riding season with PETS. Continue reading
Short Quarterhorse a favorite among riders and volunteers
In an effort to draw attention to our equine volunteers, as well as recognize a local business that PETS and the Prince Georges’ County Equestrian Center, Showplace Arena rely on, PETS has begun the “PETS/R&D Cross Horse of the Year Award.” Continue reading