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2017 Calendar of Events!

(see bottom of page for dates barn is closed)

January, February and March

 RENOVATION TIME!  

 Did you know that there are two houses on the LiftMeUp! property in Great Falls?  The rent that LiftMeUp! receives from these houses offsets the cost of the mortgage, which in turn makes the program more affordable for our riders and their families.

 LiftMeUp! is currently undertaking renovation efforts on the brick house.  The house is now vacant, and many repairs and improvements are needed before we will be able to re-lease the property.  We are taking advantage of the cold winter months to undertake these renovation efforts, and we hope to have the property rented again in the spring!

 Donations toward the above-mentioned renovation efforts are greatly appreciated (and are tax deductible)!  Click here to donate now!

January

1/3 – WINTER SESSION BEGINS

Winter session runs from January 3, 2017 through February 26, 2017 (8 weeks).  The week of Feb. 27 through March 5 is “make-up” week.

Click here for forms and additional session information.

March

 3/6 – SPRING SESSION BEGINS

 Spring session runs from March 6 through June 25 (16 weeks).

April

 4/7 – LMU! HORSE CLUB, FIRST MEETING

 On April 7, 2017, LiftMeUp! Will host its first LMU! Horse Club meeting from 5-6:30pm.  The LMU! Horse Club is a fun, relaxed environment to learn horsemanship skills and make new friends.  It is open to all LMU! riders, family/siblings and friends.  If you are interested in attending, please email Merriam at mmashatt6923@gmail.com.

 4/22 – VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DINNER

 Our volunteer appreciation dinner is on April 22, 2017 from 4-6:30pm.  LMU! relies very heavily on volunteers, so it’s important for us to take time to say “THANK YOU.”

4/23 – RAMP UP FOR THE SHOW SEASON HORSE SHOW!

 On April 23rd, Turner Farm Events will host a community horse show at Turner Farm on Springvale Road in Great Falls.  The show is a fund-raiser, to raise money to purchase a ramp so that Lift Me Up students can start to enjoy Turner Farm and participate in the Turner Farm Events horse shows.

The classes at the April 23rd horse show will be fun classes (such as egg and spoon and pole bending) and there will be something for everyone, including LiftMeUp! riders. Dress for riders is casual.

 Please come out and support team Lift Me Up! at its first Turner Farm horse show!

 4/29 – TURNER FARM EVENTS HORSE SHOW

 On April 29, Turner Farm Events is hosting its first schooling show of the season at Turner Farm on Springvale Road in Great Falls.  Lift Me Up! would love to have a team of its horses and riders compete at the horse show.  If you’re a LMU! Rider and you’re interested in competing, sign up today!

 Please come out and support team Lift Me Up! at the horse show.

May

 5/21 – LIFT ME UP! ANNUAL HORSE SHOW

 On May 21, 2017, Lift Me Up! is holding it’s annual horse show starting at 9 a.m.  All lessons are cancelled this day.  The show takes place at Lift Me Up.  Please come out and support the riders at the annual horse show!

 5/28 – TURNER FARM EVENTS HORSE SHOW

 On May 28, Turner Farm Events is hosting its second schooling show of the season at Turner Farm on Springvale Road in Great Falls.  Lift Me Up! would love to have a team of its horses and riders compete at the horse show.  If you’re a LMU! Rider and you’re interested in competing, sign up today!

 Please come out and support team Lift Me Up! at the horse show.

June

 6/3 – TURNER FARM EVENTS HORSE SHOW

 On June 3, Turner Farm Events is hosting its third schooling show of the season at Turner Farm on Springvale Road in Great Falls.  Lift Me Up! would love to have a team of its horses and riders compete at the horse show.  If you’re a LMU! Rider and you’re interested in competing, sign up today!

 Please come out and support team Lift Me Up! at the horse show.

 6/26 – JUNE SUMMER CAMP BEGINS

 Lift Me Up’s first week of inclusion camp takes place from June 26 through June 30, 2017.  Sign up today for your kids to take part in this wonderful experience!

July

 7/10 – SUMMER SESSION BEGINS

 Summer session runs from July 10, 2017 through August 20, 2017 (6 weeks).

August

 8/21 – AUGUST SUMMER CAMP BEGINS

 Lift Me Up’s second week of inclusion camp takes place from August 21 through August 25, 2017.  Sign up today for your kids to take part in this wonderful experience!

September

 9/6 – FALL SESSION BEGINS

 Fall session runs from September 6, 2017 through December 17, 2017 (15 weeks).

 9/9 – TURNER FARM EVENTS HORSE SHOW

 On September 9, Turner Farm Events is hosting its fourth schooling show of the season at Turner Farm on Springvale Road in Great Falls.  Lift Me Up! would love to have a team of its horses and riders compete at the horse show.  If you’re a LMU! Rider and you’re interested in competing, sign up today!

 Please come out and support team Lift Me Up! at the horse show.

 9/23 – TURNER FARM EVENTS HORSE SHOW

 On September 23, Turner Farm Events is hosting its fifth second schooling show of the season at Turner Farm on Springvale Road in Great Falls.  Lift Me Up! would love to have a team of its horses and riders compete at the horse show.  If you’re a LMU! Rider and you’re interested in competing, sign up today!

 Please come out and support team Lift Me Up! at the horse show.

October

 10/14 – TURNER FARM EVENTS HORSE SHOW

 On October 14, Turner Farm Events is hosting its sixth and final schooling show of the season at Turner Farm on Springvale Road in Great Falls.  Lift Me Up! would love to have a team of its horses and riders compete at the horse show.  This would also be a great “practice show” for our riders that are going to TRAV.  If you’re a LMU! Rider and you’re interested in competing, sign up today!

 Please come out and support team Lift Me Up! at the horse show.

 10/21 and 10/22  – TRAV HORSE SHOW

 On October 21 and 22, 2017, LiftMeUp! will travel will several of its horses and riders from Great Falls to Lexington, Virginia to compete at the annual Therapeutic Riding Association of Virginia (“TRAV”) horse show.

 The barn will be closed this weekend.

10/26 – BARN NIGHT AT WASHINGTON INT’L HORSE SHOW

 October 26, 2017 is barn night at the Washington International Horse Show.  We would love to get a group of riders/friends/families/supporters to join us for an evening at the Verizon Center.  

 TBD – ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY

 DATE TBD – LiftMeUp! will host its annual Halloween Party on the LiftMeUp! property in Great Falls.  There will be costume contests, bobbing for apples, and more!

November

 11/5 – FALL BACK AND LIFTMEUP! 5K AND FUN RUN

 On November 5, 2017, LiftMeUp! will be hosting the “Fall Back and LiftMeUp! 5K and Fun Run.”  The race will begin and end at Great Falls Village.  A “fun run” will also be held, for those who do not want to participate in the full 5K race.  The fun run will be approximately 1/2 mile in length.

 Picnic style food will be served at the conclusion of the race for race participants.

 More information about the race, and the ability to register, will be coming soon!

11/18 – ANNUAL GALA FOR LIFTMEUP!

 On November 18, 2017, LiftMeUp! will host its annual gala.  This year’s gala will be held at Riverbend Country Club in Great Falls, VA.  This is the biggest LiftMeUp! fund-raiser of the year, so mark your calendars now for this special event.  The room will be filled with love and laughter as we celebrate another year of Lift Me Up! and the joy it brings to our riding community.  As always, we will be auctioning off some amazing prizes, with all proceeds going to benefit LiftMeUp!

December

12/7 – CAROLING IN THE BARN

On December 7, 2017, LiftMeUp! will be hosting its second annual Caroling in the Barn. You may recall that last year’s “Caroling in the Barn” event (the first annual) was cancelled because of the bitter cold weather.  We moved the date of this year’s event up a few weeks, so that hopefully we can avoid the same problem this year!

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the festivities commence at 7 p.m. Join riders, horses, and others to sing favorite carols, enjoy refreshments and see our special visitor; SANTA will be making a stop at the barn. All are welcome.

THE BARN IS CLOSED THE FOLLOWING DAYS IN 2017:

  • January 14-16 (Martin Luther King weekend)
  • February 18-20 (President’s Day weekend)
  • April 8-16 (Spring break week)
  • May 27-29 (Memorial Day weekend)
  • July 1-9 (July 4 week)
  • August 26-September 5 (End of summer break/Labor Day weekend)
  • October 7-9 (Columbus Day weekend)
  • October 20-22 (TRAV horse show weekend)