Join Us for the 2017 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 E-8 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.

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Spring Script Card Order

Please help out PETS by viewing the April Scrip Order Form to see if you can meet any of your needs by ordering Scrip Cards. It costs you nothing extra to use the cards.  You get the full value of the cards and PETS gets a small rebate % on each card. The Script Card orders are due to Clareen by no later then April 28th.

Remember, it doesn’t cost you anything extra (above the cost of the cards) to support our very worthwhile riding Program.  The rebates (see the listed %’s on the order form) count as a tax deduction come April.  So the more you order, the bigger the deduction!

Thank you for your order!

Thank you

The PETS Staff

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Lunch or Dinner Today at Franklin’s Restaurant to Benefit (PETS) Fundraiser

Eat, Drink, and be Merry….and then Shop to your heart’s content at Franklins’ Restaurant, Brewery, and General Store located in Hyattsville on Monday, April 17th.   Make it a Fun Day Out! BUY SOME UNIQUE GIFTS!   The address is 5123 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MARYLAND 20781.

On April 17th , Franklin’s will donate 20% of the your purchases to the Progressive Equestrian Therapeutic Services (PETS)  Riding Program.   You must, however, inform Franklin’s  when you pay your bill that you are supporting the PETS program.

 

PETS is a  non-profit program offering riding lessons free of charge to youth and adults who have physical, cognitive, sensory, or emotional challenges.  The program  depends on  volunteers to care for the horses and to assist the riders  and on donations to cover horse care expenses.   To know more about the program go to https://pgpets.wordpress.com

Franklins’ Flyer

A big thank you in advance from Herbie, Big Red, Dancer, Blue, and Ivy for eating and drinking on their behalf!

Thanks,

The PETS Staff

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EAT! DRINK! SHOP! at Franklin’s to Benefit PETS on April 17th

Eat, Drink, and be Merry  and then Shop to your heart’s content at Franklins’ Restaurant and Brewery in Hyattsville on Monday, April 17th.   Make it a Fun Day Out!  The address is 5123 Baltimore Avenue.

Franklins’ Flyer

On April 17th , Franklin’s will donate 20% of the your purchases to the Progressive Equestrian Therapeutic Services (PETS)  Riding Program.   You must, however, inform Franklin’s  when you pay your bill that you are supporting the PETS program.

 PETS is a  non-profit program offering riding lessons free of charge to youth and adults who have physical, cognitive, sensory, or emotional challenges.  The program  depends on  volunteers to care for the horses and to assist the riders  and on donations to cover horse care expenses.

A big thank you in advance from Herbie, Big Red, Dancer, Blue, and Ivy for eating and drinking on their behalf!

 Thanks,

The PETS Staff

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New & Returning Volunteer Training this Tuesday and Thursday

We welcome New and Returning Volunteers to the 2017 Riding Season. We will be conducting New and Returning Volunteer Training Tuesday, April 4th and Thursday, April 6th 5:00 PM to approximately 8 PM We will be meeting at the barn E-8. Updated Volunteer Registration for the 2017 season is required.  Please bring a completed copy with you (may be done at the barn). Dress appropriate for the weather please. If you have anyone one who would like to join please bring them to the New Volunteer Training. This year we would like for you to review the hand book and fact sheet (On our Website under the Volunteer section), and watch a video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj-iDe2ZwdE. We will go over everything during training but this will help us move a little more quickly. If you have any questions please call the barn at 301-627-4308. Thanks and see you soon.

The PETS Staff

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Reminder Volunteer Training Tomorrow March 28th at 5:00pm

Just a reminder that we will be conducting returning volunteer training tomorrow from 5:00 PM. We will also be doing New Volunteer Training Tuesday, April 4th and Thursday, April 6th 5:00 PM to approximately 8 PM We will be meeting at the barn E-8. Updated Volunteer Registration for the 2017 season is required. Please bring a completed copy with you (may be done at the barn). Dress appropriate for the weather please. If you have anyone one who would like to join please bring them to the New Volunteer Training. This year we would like for you to review the hand book and fact sheet (On our Website under the Volunteer section), and watch a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj-iDe2ZwdE. We will go over everything during training but this will help us move a little more quicker. If you have any questions please call the barn at 301-627-4308. Thanks and see you soon.

The PETS Staff

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Returning Volunteer Training

Welcome Back Returning Volunteers to the 2017 Riding Season. We will be conducting returning volunteer training from 5:00 PM to approximately 8 PM on Tuesday, March 28th. We will also be doing New Volunteer Training Tuesday, April 4th and Thursday, April 6th 5:00 PM to approximately 8 PM We will be meeting at the barn E-8. Updated Volunteer Registration for the 2017 season is required. Please bring a completed copy with you (may be done at the barn). Dress appropriate for the weather please. If you have anyone one who would like to join please bring them to the New Volunteer Training. This year we would like for you to review the hand book and fact sheet (On our Website under the Volunteer section), and watch a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj-iDe2ZwdE. We will go over everything during training but this will help us move a little more quicker. If you have any questions please call the barn at 301-627-4308. Thanks and see you soon.

The PETS Staff

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PETS Start-up Workdays – Help is Needed

Welcome to the start of the 2017 PETS Riding Season

Our season begins next month as work days begin to make our area ready for horses to return and returning riders submit their paperwork.

Here is our PETS CALENDER OF EVENTS FOR 2017

Our first workday is to be held on Saturday March, 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

Our second workday is Saturday March, 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

 

Returning riders, please submit your completed paperwork by March 15. If you are unable to complete the the required  paperwork before March 15th, please call the barn and let us know so that we can work with you.

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. A Volunteer Registration Form can be found here Volunteer Registration Form for anyone who needs one, please bring a completed one for the 2017 Season with you.

Horses are expected to return, depending on the progress of the work days. Returning volunteer training, new volunteer training and rider screening also begins in the first week and second week in April.

For the most up to-date information about what is going on at PETS, Please check the website at https://pgpets.wordpress.com/  and Facebook at http://tinyurl.com/oee25b3

Hope to see you soon,
The PETS Staff
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