Thank You from PETS

Gratitude towards everyone who helped make this year successful

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The 2012 riding season came to a close with the Volunteer Appreciation Picnic and rider’s awards program. Each year the program acknowledges our newest volunteers and those who contributed a large number of work hours. Special awards were also given out to volunteers for their unique talents during the season. Riders received their Show off awards based on judges’ scores within their respective classes in three events.

PETS 2013 Show Off a Big Success

“Thank You” to our judges from the Equitarians Chapter of the Old Peoples Riding Club

The appreciation event was a nice time of fellowship and food for everyone. Parents and family friends were introduced to the PET’s main fundraisers, gift cards and GoodSearch. Volunteers provided an explanation of each in an informative PowerPoint demonstration. Other events during the picnic included games, a dessert tasting and the popular candy jar guess contests.

During the winter holidays, PETS will be offering another gift card opportunity during the first week of December. Check out our sample order page for the many varieties of services available (note: vendors, amounts and percentages are subject to change). Once the deadline is set the December order will be available online. Be sure to share and follow PETS on Facebook with your friends and family for updates during the winter and to be ready for the 2013 riding season.

PETS would like to thank everyone who has helped during this year’s riding season as well as those who continue to support the program during the fall and winter months. The hard work and dedication from our all-volunteer team is what sustains the program and its service to children and adults in Prince George’s County.

About PETS

Progressive Equestrian Therapeutic Services, Inc. (PETS) is a 100% volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit PATH Int. Premier Accredited center providing skill-based horseback riding lessons, at no charge, to children and adults of Prince George’s County dealing with physical, emotional and learning disabilities. Sponsored by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, PETS operates out of the Prince George’s County Equestrian Center, Show Place Arena. For more information, view PETS online at or contact 301-627-4308.

Follow PETS both online and on our Facebook page for greater announcement of events and barn information and for coverage of what is going on at the barn.

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