Join Us for the 2018 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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****New Volunteer Training****

We will be doing New Volunteer Training Tuesday, April 10th, Wednesday April 11th, and Thursday April 12th from 5:00 PM to approximately 8 PM. We will be meeting at the barn E-8.  If you can please bring a completed copy of your Volunteer Registration form with you (which can be found at(https://pgpets.wordpress.com/volunteers/). 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 (https://pgpets.wordpress.com/volunteers/). We will  go over everything during training but this will help us get through the information and practice more quickly. If you have any questions please call the barn at 301-627-4308  or e-mail us at pgcpets@gmail.com.

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“Spring Cleaning” Fundraiser Donation Drive

Thank you everybody who helped with the donation drive. We did a fantastic job!  The cargo van was stuffed to the max; we even had to use the passenger seat of the van for a last minute drop-off.   The men unloading our van at the Thrift Store kept repeating “you guys are really organized”.  I think that they were surprised how much stuff was in the van.

The Savers will do the exact calculations and get back to use, hopefully within a couple of weeks.

Several people have asked that we do this fundraising drive again.  Given that we got so much “stuff” from this initial time around, I think we can easily do another one towards the end of June.  So be on the lookout for more information.

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Returning Volunteer Training

Due to last weeks snow storm we had to push our returning volunteer training back a week. We will be conducting returning volunteer training from 5:00 PM to approximately 8 PM on Tuesday April 3, and Wednesday April 4th.  We will also be doing New Volunteer Training Tuesday, April 10th, Wednesday April 11th, from 5:00 PM to approximately 8 PM. We will be meeting at the barn E-8. Updated Volunteer Registration for the 2018 season is required. Please bring a completed copy with you (attached to this e-mail or 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 (attached to this e-mail). We will  go over everything during training but this will help us get through the information and practice more quicklyIf you have any questions please call the barn at 301-627-4308  or e-mail us at pgcpets@gmail.com.

Thanks and see you soon.
The PETS Staff
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AmazonSmile Promotion

We are excited to tell you about a new AmazonSmile promotion.

Amazon is tripling the donation amount to 1.5% when customers make their first eligible smile.amazon.com purchase from March 12 – 31. This is a great opportunity to increase PETS, Inc’s AmazonSmile donations by reminding you to shop at smile.amazon.com

To use Amazon Smile, you go to smile.amazon.com  and log on with the same user name and password that you normally would use. When asked for you charity the first time you enter Progressive Equestrian Therapeutic Services, Inc.

(If they require our IRS E.I.N. it’s 52-1870205)
 
For those of you who are already using AmazonSmile, keep up the good work!
PETS has been benefiting from this program for a few years.
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Constellation Community Champions Grant

Thank you Constellation for supporting our therapeutic riding program with the Community Champions grant!

With the Community Champions grant we were able to purchase new green halters which are being modeled by a few of our horses. They look great and will help the volunteers when working with the horses.

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Fall Script Card Order

Please help out PETS by viewing the Fall Script 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 October 6th.

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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Volunteer Appreciation and Awards Celebration

The annual PETS Volunteer Appreciation and Awards Ceremony   will be held on Saturday, September 30th 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 Vol App Picnic_2017 RSVP if you will or will not be able to attend by emailing us at pgcpets@gmail.com   or by calling the barn (301-627-4308). Desserts may include fresh fruit, etc.

Hope to see you there!!

The PETS  Staff

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