Join Us for the 2016 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.
WOODY, the PETS Mascot, has been undergone a major beautification and is ready to put his best foot forward to show off the PETS program in the Cheverly Day Parade on Saturday, May 21. We have 2 six foot long wonderful PETS banners to announce his presence on the parade route and volunteers in their PETS shirts finery are needed to proudly carry the banners. Woody will be carrying a rider and, of course, the rider will need side walkers and a leader to make sure Woody and rider are not freaked out by the massive crowds lining the streets of Cheverly. This is a great chance to let people know what a great organization PETS is! That means we also need lines of people in their PETS shirts to follow along in support. LET US KNOW WHO CAN COME AND HAVE FUN WITH US ON MAY 21st. You must be on deck in Cheverly at 9AM to line up for the parade.
I will reserve am information table during the afternoon for PETS to promote the great work that we all do and to make use of this fun way to attracting more volunteers and/or riders. ( Gosh, we may even get horse donations after seeing WOODY; people will be so impressed with the care of that horse.) The tables will need volunteers at the table from 2PM to 5/6PM. The tables could be staffed by four people in two hour. There will be food, music, and activities for distractions during the afternoon so one can take breaks.
If you are interested in participation in the parade or the table please reply back to this e-mil or call the barn (301) 627-4308 for more information.
The PETS Staff
We will be conducting returning volunteer training from 5:30 PM to approximately 8 PM on Tuesday, April 5th. We will also be doing returning volunteer training and New Volunteer Training Wednesday, April 6th and Thursday, April 7th 5:00 PM to approximately 8 PM We will be meeting at the barn E-8. If you have anyone one who would like to join please bring them.
Hope to see you there!
The PETS Staff
Dear Volunteers, Riders and Friends,
PETS is an organization that has teamed up with GoodSearch, joining organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Girls Scouts, Feeding American, the Red Cross, the League of Women Voters, and many more who use GOODSEARCH/GOOD SHOP to earn money for their charitable organizations.
If you shop online, or search online you can earn money for PETS with just a click of your mouse. A designated percentage of your purchases will be donated to PETS as well (varies by business).
IT IS EASY AS ONE, TWO, THREE!
ONE: Go to Goodsearch.com http://www.goodsearch.com/nonprofit/pets-progressive-equestrian-therapeutic-services.aspx Go to drop down box and click on “HOW DOES IT WORK” then click on “GET STARTED”
TWO: Enter your favorite nonprofit (Progressive Equestrian Therapeutic Services, Inc) in the “Who do you support? Box.
THREE: Search the Internet . Every time you search, a penny will be donated to Progressive Equestrian Therapeutic Services, Inc.
Let’s add NUMBER FOUR: Share this e-mail. Get family and friends to sign up.
The PETS Staff
Looking for a good excuse to skip cooking and dishes after a relaxing weekend??
You’ve got one!
On Monday February 29th … go out for lunch, take the night off from cooking, go out for happy hour or do some shopping in Franklin’s general store to support the Progressive Equestrian Therapeutic Services Program! (yeah, those micro-brews count, too!)
- Where: Franklin’s Restaurant & General Store, 5123 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD
When: Monday, February 29th (11:00am -9:30pm)
- How: Turn in receipt to host, ask that it be included in PETS fundraiser (PETS earns 20%)
Note: Receipts from dining in, carryout and store purchases are included!
- Why: PETS horses could use the money for winter room and board
Please spread the word to your family and friends The Flyer is Here — everyone loves a good excuse to dine, drink, and shop at Franklin’s!
Thanks in advance for your generous support!
We have partnered with Goodshop so that now you can feel great about your online shopping! Goodshop gives you the best coupons for thousands of stores like Target, Apple, Amazon, Petco and more AND a percentage of what you spend on virtually every purchase is donated to our cause! Plus, with the Goodshop app for iPhone and iPad, you can shop, save, and give on the go.
Save money and help a good cause every time you shop! Check it out: www.goodshop.com and search for Progressive Equestrian Therapeutic Services. You can also read about Goodshop in the New York Times, the Today Show, Oprah Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and others!