- Executive Board Meeting (Patuxent Center 7:00 - 9:00PM) February 14, 2022 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Patuxent Center Executive Board Meeting (Patuxent Center 7:00 - 9:00PM)
PATH Int. Premier Center
We Want Your Empty Bags!
Thank you from PETS
PETS VOLUNTEER CHRIS BLEGEN was awarded the Jack Wheat Award from the Town of Cheverly for outstanding commitment to the protection of the infrastructure of the Town of Cheverly. Awesome work, Chris!
Visit our website page for the 3rd Annual Golf Tournament information and sign-up. Hurry, October 22nd is drawing near.
SHOP ONLINE at AmazonSmile, no horsing around.
Did you know that you can generate donations while shopping for your upcoming Spring needs and Easter celebrations? Simply start your shopping at smile.amazon.com and search for Progressive Equestrian Therapeutic Services Inc. as your charity of choice. You can also find the link on our website under “Support Our Program”. AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your eligible purchase price to our organization. Your donations help us to provide food and shelter to our horses over the winter months.
Meet Clareen- who has given years as a dedicated pediatric physical therapist for Prince Georges County schools and continues to work as a dedicated volunteer with PETS.
And this is my wonderful groomer, Nancy
We will spotlight one of the best parts of Progressive Equestrian Therapeutic Services, that is, our volunteers. Our first interviewee is a fun-loving guy who has spent many years with the PETS program.
Deceased December 26, 2020
Heaven’s Dancer came to PETS IN FEBRUARY OF 2016. He was a dark bay gelding. He had been a racehorse.
We called him Blue Dancer. He did not like walking through water, nor did he want to load onto a horse trailer. But through training and trust, our “Blue” learned. Blue also taught us how to be better caregivers when he had to have a nail removed from his right hind foot. PETS volunteers treated Blue for 2 months. During this time, Blue gained a best bud/ stall mate, that was Dancer. Blue was ridden by students in advanced classes. Watching Blue move was to observe in awe his beautiful walk, his graceful trot and rhythmic canter.
We had a fantastic day at the golf course. Despite some initial fog, the day was beautiful. We thank our wonderful golfers who came out to celebrate our PETS program and to tee off at Lake Presidential Golf Course. Many, many THANKS to our donors who graciously contributed to PETS so that we can continue offering horse riding lessons and education to individuals with disabilities.
In this unfortunate time of COVID19, we have suspended all of our riding and volunteer programs and services. PETS is sponsored by the Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission (MNCPPC) and operates at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center. The MNCPPC has extended its facility closures to the public and cancellation of events and programs through April 30, 2020. So stay tuned for further notice. Thank you for your support as we maintain our social distancing and strive to keep our communities healthy.