News and Announcements



2017 Maryland Horse Expo - Jan 20-22

posted Jan 15, 2017, 6:29 AM by Marya Pecukonis

Come to the Timonium Fairgrounds for a vast horse experience.   Learn about horse breeds, riding disciplines, special programs through demonstrations and hands on experiences.
MCET -  Maryland Council for Equestrian Therapies hosts an annual information booth # 914  for ALL.  Marya Pecukonis, MCET President, will be onsite Friday and Sunday.
http://horseworldexpo.com 

Updates - News, Events and Appreciation 2016

posted Nov 26, 2016, 10:25 AM by Marya Pecukonis   [ updated Nov 26, 2016, 10:33 AM ]

Hope that you have had a wonderful Thanksgiving break with family. 

For those of you who may not have heard, our pony Casey passed away recently. She was nearing her late 30's and is our cherished "angel pony."  She was very much loved as we has the opportunity of watching her teach others about riding as well as the joy of being with horses.


RECENT EDUCATIONAL EVENTS  hosted at LeCheval -

    EAGALA - Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association- from the Mason - Dixon Line completed their second visit to LeCheval Stable to share and gain CEU's for instructors of equine assisted therapy and activities. 

     Many thanks to Natalie Cerchio, coaching support, who facilitated a 2 hour "Have You Herd?" workshop on NOV. 19,  for LeCheval's volunteers, compliments of  Marya Pecukonis, director and lead instructor.


 ABUNDANT THANKS! 

 GirlScout, Morgan Miller and her crew successfully completed a new mounting ramp for her Silver Award.  Eagle Scouts, Jacob Kempic and Jack Mansfield crafted an outdoor structure to house bedding and built a new walkway for individuals needing wheelchair access. 

Many Thanks to Maryland Open Show Series for their recent donation to LeCheval Stable to help support participant scholarships. Lisa Albrecht and Joan Bosman  provide individuals with schooling show opportunities while hosting charities each month chosen by  Junior Board Members. 


UPCOMING EVENTS 

As winter and a new year approaches, we wanted to let you know of a few horse events you may be interested in attending-


Sat., December 3rd - OPEN BARN at LeCheval Stable - 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Deck the Stalls and come to visit the horses!  RSVP appreciated.


Sat., December 10th - Lisbon Horse Parade- LeCheval Stable will be present as a vendor with Bella, the mini of holiday cheer!

To learn more about  what’s planned for this year’s parade,    visit www.lisbonchristmasparade.org.


January 7th - OPEN BARN LeCheval Stable 9:30-11:00 a.m. RSVP

Inside   - Boot, Helmet and Riding clothes exchange- donations

Outside - Grooming and Winter Make Over for the horses...


January 20-22, 2017   The Big Event for Horse Enthusiasts! 

Horse World Expo -  Come and visit our booth and other therapeutic riding centers in Md.  MCET  Maryland Council for Equestrian Therapies

www.horseworldexpo.com

Celebrating Equestrians!

posted Jun 24, 2016, 3:42 AM by Marya Pecukonis   [ updated Jun 24, 2016, 3:52 AM ]

Congratulations to Special Olympics athletes, families and volunteers.  LeCheval Stable celebrated our 9th year participating in  state games.
Athletes, Jeremy Hahn, Nicholas Boxall, Jonathan Hanks, Daniel Kirkland, Alexandra McIntyre, shined in their trail, barrel, equitation and musical kur classes all bringing home bronze, silver or gold medals! Congrats also to Armand Kates-Offord who trained this season discovering that he and his brother, Sheldon love this sport!   Congrats also to past athletes who trained but have moved out of state
this year.  Mia Luoma now resides in Florida with her wonderful family.  Many thanks to Gena and Wayne who have supported Howard County Special Olympics for many years. We also say goodbye to Maggie Abello, who competed in Special Olympics in the past and will be moving to Pennsylvania. Anna, her sister, is also an equestrian!
We celebrate Dr. Ed Pecukonis who is our talented driver and all around support of the management of LeCheval Stable, including lead EAP therapist!  We value his daily commitment to the program!

Shout out to all the volunteers, who have diligently supported LeCheval in the past and present. These include the following from the volunteers with the most years of service to the newest volunteers. 
  Meredith Pecukonis, Lisa Baker, Morgan Martin, Katie Shaw, Snigdha Pali, Samantha Hines, Sarah Hobdy, 
  Allie Viall, Emma Smith, Lizzy Swartz, Lynne Eskite-Tant

Spring registration due February 27th Special Olympics Equestrian Sport

posted Jan 29, 2016, 10:46 AM by Marya Pecukonis

Riders and volunteers, please check out registration timeline and volunteer orientations if you are new to the sport or would like to continue.  Special Olympics, Maryland, Howard County website is:

www.somdhc.org       Here you will be able to complete electronic registration for equestrian sport as well as explore opportunities
                                 for volunteering. Deadline for registration for Spring Sports is February 27, 2016.


ALL  Special Olympic Programs are offered at NO COST to our athletes. Athletes can be as young as eight years old

2016 calendar posted - Please sign up for sessions as we have a wait list.

posted Jan 29, 2016, 10:32 AM by Marya Pecukonis   [ updated Jan 29, 2016, 10:33 AM ]

 Previous riders please begin to update your forms for the 2016 year required prior to first session. 
 Volunteers will also need to update all forms.
 

Horse World Expo 2016

posted Jan 10, 2016, 9:52 AM by Marya Pecukonis

January 22-24, 2016.  Visit Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD. for the 20th Annual Horse Expo. 
Presented by Equestrian Promotions Visit website www.horseworldexpo.com
Marya will be at the Maryland Council for Equestrian Therapies (MCET) booth as president of MCET. Learn about the
licensed stables throughout the state of Maryland that provide therapeutic riding and equine assisted activities.

Introducing "Key to the Funds"

posted Mar 25, 2015, 9:51 AM by Marya Pecukonis

Funding Nonprofits with Real Estate Sales. KEY TO THE FUNDS contributes commissions to Nonprofits and Charities is a free Real Estate
referral service that donates a percentage of the agent's gross commission to a Nonprofit, such as LeCheval Stable.

For more information go to   www.keyintofrederick.com  or call  Kitsi Christmas  301-509-4552  or  Martina Brewbaker  301-305-8832
Both Kitsi and Martina have extensive experience and are executive club member realtors from Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc. 

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

posted Jan 27, 2015, 6:52 PM by Marya Pecukonis   [ updated Mar 25, 2015, 9:35 AM ]

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION 

January 31, 2015  @ LeCheval Stable  10:00-11:30
February 21, 2015 @ LeCheval Stable  10:00-11:30




Santa came to town!

posted Feb 13, 2014, 4:37 PM by Marya Pecukonis   [ updated Feb 13, 2014, 4:37 PM ]

LeCheval welcomes new pony to the stable.  Many thanks to the "Baker Family" who have recently donated a winter white, fluffy gelding named "Santa."
He has happily joined his new herd and loves his new stall built by Mr. Ed over the winter break!  Lisa Baker has worked with riders at LeCheval Stable for the past five years and will enjoy introducing this little guy to some very special riders! 

Announcing New Promotional Video!

posted Dec 26, 2013, 8:45 PM by Marya Pecukonis   [ updated Dec 26, 2013, 8:48 PM ]

Please watch and share our new promotional video created by Andrew Linn.  As a non profit we continue to promote our program's mission.





“The mission of LeCheval Stable is to educate the community about therapeutic horseback riding, provide counseling and equine-facilitated support services for the purposes of recreation, exercise, sport and rehabilitative therapy in an inclusive setting.”

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