September News

As summer comes to an end, the fall lesson schedule starts this week!   All riders should have received an email with their NEW lesson day/time, effective this Tuesday, September 4th.  We have incorporated almost all riders into semi-private or group lessons, or order to fit everyone into the schedule.  We will have some of the experienced teens helping to tack the group lessons daily.  Please let me know if you did not receive and email in the past few days with your lesson day/time.  

***Please note, ALL riders are kept on the schedule continuously, it is your responsibility to contact Allie if your rider will not be continuing.  Right now, the fall schedule has riders scheduled from September 4-November 30th.  

Important dates:

There are NO lesson on Monday, September 3rd.

All entry/horse request forms for the September 16th show are due by 9/5.  Please remember to sign up for the Marley Fund Game class!!!!

No lessons with Amanda on 9/7-8

NO lessons September 15, 16 and 17th, NCH horse show #5, last show of the 2018 Series!!

 Riders that have not participated in a show, an information sheet is in the lounge.

NO lessons on October 7th, IEA show

NCH year end awards party "An Evening of Champions" will be on Saturday, December 8th at the Holiday Inn, Saratoga Springs.  Save the date!!

REMINDERS FOR ALL RIDERS:

ALL  riders must arrive 15 minutes prior to lesson time for grooming and tacking.  Late arrivals may result in a shorter ride time.

Lessons must be scheduled and canceled with Allie at lessons.nch@gmail.com, 518-858-5472.  24 hour cancellation policy to avoid being charged for a missed lesson

ALL family members must watch from the viewing room for indoor lessons.  PLEASE DO NOT STAND IN FRONT OF THE ARENA GATE!

Riders are to sweep their wash stalls and put all tack away after their lesson

Lesson packages are due ($140) at or before the first lesson, otherwise the 5 pack is $160 or $32 per lesson.  Lesson packages are good for only 8 weeks.

All financial inquiries/billing or credit card changes must be emailed to financial.nch@gmail.com

NCH has IEA teams for hunt seat, western and dressage, and now offers an AEL team!!  This team is for 1st graders through adult riders!  Please contact Amanda for information at ieateam.nch@gmail.com.

We will be looking for donations for raffle basket items for the "Evening of Champions" and IEA horse shows.

Look for the North Country Tack and Feed store to open soon!!  Everything you need for horse and rider, all available at North Country Horses!!

Happy Riding!!🐎🌞

August News

Congratulations once again to all the riders that participated Sunday in the 3rd NCH show of the 2018 series!  Thank you to the family members and riders that volunteered your time on Saturday and Sunday, your help was very much appreciated!


Our next show is only 18 days away!!!  Please make sure to get your horse request/entry forms filled out - BOTH SIDES - and turned in before August 10th.  We had a lot of late forms, and it slowed down the horse assignments to late Saturday.  Many kids didn't know their horses until Sunday morning.  ALL riders are expected to participate in show prep on Saturday!!!


Please remember while summer camp is in session, lesson and lease rides cannot be scheduled before 2:00pm each day.


IMPORTANT DATES, please mark your calendars:

August 5 - No lessons

August 18 - No lessons or lease rides, show prep  (owners only)

August 19 - No lessons, NCH Horse Show

August 20 - No lessons or lease rides

August 27-31 - IEA Training Camp, for IEA Team riders, lessons may be limited

September 3 - No lessons

September 15 - Limited lessons, show prep

September 16 - No lessons, NCH Horse Show

September 17 - No lessons or lease rides


*NCH Horse Show Series end of year awards party, "An Evening of Champions" will be held in the fall, dates TBA.  Riders that have  participated in at least 3 shows are eligible for year end awards.


NCH now has an AEL Team!!  This team is for 1st grade students to adults!   Please contact Amanda for information @ ieateam.nch@gmail.com


NCH IEA now has 3 teams!  Hunt Seat, Western and Dressage for middle and high school riders.  


REMINDERS:

-Appropriate summer attire for all ages - NO tank tops, short shorts or flip flops allowed. Sleeveless shirts are permitted.  It is very important for riders, along with family members to have appropriate footwear in and around the barn.  Riders that do not have proper long pants and riding boots will not be able to ride for their lesson.

-Riders under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult, and may NOT be dropped off unless prior arrangements have been made with Amanda.

- Please refrain from bringing dogs to the farm, they are not to be in or around the barn or arenas.


-Riders must replace all fly sheets and masks on horses after each lesson.

-CLEAN YOUR WASH STALLS

-Please bring a couple water bottles to your lessons to stay hydrated.


-ALL lessons must be scheduled and canceled with Allie @ 518-858-5472, lessons.nch@gmail.com.  We have a 24 hour cancellation policy to avoid being charged for a missed lesson.  NCH regularly has a waiting list of riders to fill openings.


-Riders must arrive 15 minutes prior to lesson time.  The ride time may be shorted if you are late, grooming and care of the horse will not be.

-Family members are not allowed in the aisle way or at arena gates, and NOT in the arena.  Please respect our rules for safety of the horses, riders and staff.


-Lesson packages are good for 8 weeks time, and must be paid prior to the first lesson to receive the discounted price of $140.  Lesson packages NOT paid prior to the first lesson, the cost for the 5 lessons is $160.  You can fill out a credit card form to keep on file to avoid late payments.


-Boarders, please make sure to keep supplements filled and all of your horse clothing tagged with your horse's name.  Remember to check the board for farrier bills.


Please keep these email addresses in your contacts:

lessons, scheduling and canceling: lessons.nch@gmail.com

summer camp: summercamp.nch@gmail.com

billing/credit cards/square billing: financial.nch@gmail.com

IEA and AEL Teams: ieateam.nch@gmail.com

NCH website: ridench.com


Happy Riding!!🐎🌞


Happy Hot Summer - July News

 

Please remember, NO lessons on July 4th!🎆

Please make sure to send me your vacation dates, ASAP, it helps riders that are looking to reschedule or add extra lessons.  Since we are experiencing extreme heat this week, we are not canceling all lessons.  If the trainer feels its too hot for the horses and riders, they will provide a lesson in horsemanship, that is age and riding level appropriate.  All beginner and intermediate riders will benefit from attending a horsemanship lesson.  

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**Please remember lesson students under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult, riders may not be dropped off unless prior arrangements have been made with Amanda.  

 

**Summer camp week 2 is approaching, campers must not be dropped off before 9:00am, unless before care has been arranged, as well as picked up promptly at 4:00pm.  The trainers are unable to tend to campers that have been dropped off early or not picked up on time.  This is for the campers safety!

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NCH summer dress code:  NO tank tops, short shorts or flip flops/sandals allowed.  Sleeveless shirts are permitted, this applies to riders of all ages.  It's important for parents, siblings and family member to wear appropriate and safe footwear while in the barn.

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Riders that do not have proper long pants, and riding boots may not ride in their lessons.

 

Riders going to GMHA, please let me know if you will be missing your weekly lesson, and Amanda's riders still planning to attend their lesson, please confirm with me.

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

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July 4 - NO lessons

July 6 - NO lessons with Kait or Anne

July 8 - IEA BBQ and meeting, open to all middle and high school riders interested in joining IEA and any rider interested in joining the AEL team (grades 1-3, 4-12 and adults), contact Amanda for info

July 10-15 GMHA horse show

July 15 - ALL horse request/entry forms must be filled out and returned

July 28 - Limited lessons and horse show prep

July 29 NCH Show #3  (NO lessons)

July 30 - NO LESSONS

August 18 - Limited lessons, horse show prep

August 19 NCH show #4  (NO lessons)

August 20 - NO LESSONS

August 27-31  IEA Training camp, lessons may be limited

September 3 - No lessons. Labor Day

September 4 - Fall schedule starts

 

NCH will be placing another clothing order for shirts, hats, sweats, etc in mid August.  Order forms will be in the lounge at the beginning of August.

 

New riders that are interested in participating in our home NCH shows, please let us know and we will send you the information, or there is a paper in the lounge.

 

Boarders:  Please make sure your horses have labeled fly masks and fly sheets!!!  And your supplement containers full.  NCH staff is not responsible for supplements being filled.

 

REMINDERS:

All fly masks and sheets, along with fly spray on all horses after lessons

Riders, please bring at least 2 water bottles with you for lessons to stay hydrated

CLEAN YOUR WASH STALLS

24 hour cancellation policy - lesson packages are good for 8 weeks only - must be prepaid before the first lesson to receive the discounted price of $140, after the first lesson, package is $160

Riders can keep a credit card on file to avoid paying the full price of a package

Riders must arrive 15 minutes prior to lesson time, late arrivals may result in shorter riding time.

Family members must watch from inside the viewing room, NOT in front of the gate.  Please don't let siblings in the aisle way and no screaming or running.

Please, no dogs in and around the barn or arenas.

Don't forget to check the board for bills and updated information

 

Please remember to volunteer your time to our home horse shows, the more help we have, we can avoid having to hire an outside show organizer, which will greatly increase the cost of our home shows.  NCH shows are a great way for riders to participate in a fun, relaxing show to gain experience!  Don't forget to sign your rider up for the Marley Fund Class!!!  The $10 entry fee is donated directly to the Marley Fund at Upstate Equine!

 

 

 

Summer camp inquiries:  summercamp.nch@gmail.com

Billing:  financial.nch@gmail.com

Lessons, scheduling and canceling:  lessons.nch@gmail.com or 518-858-5472

IEA Team:  ieateam.nch@gmail.com

 Summer camp registration:  www.ridench@gmail.com

Happy Riding!!

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June News

Congratulations to all the riders that participated in the 2nd NCH show of the 2018 series!  A huge thank you to the parents and family members that came out to help throughout the show weekend!  

 

This Sunday, June 3 we are hosting a TCRA horse show!  Good luck to the riders participating!!🏆

 

Summer lessons!  Trainers will continue to teach 7 days a week throughout the summer.  Please confirm with Allie that your rider will be continuing on their current schedule for the summer months, or that you want to change their lesson day/time.  Lessons will start on weekdays at 2:00pm, due to summer camp.

 

Important dates:

June 3 - NO lessons 

June 25 - First week of summer camp

July 4 - NO lessons

July 10-15 GMHA

July 28 Limited lessons prior to show

July 29 NCH 3 Show, NO lessons (horse request forms must be filled out by July 15th

July 30 - NO lessons

 

 

Now that the weather has finally warmed up, just a few reminders about the proper barn attire.  Flip flops or sandals of ANY kind are prohibited, by all riders, parents and siblings!

Riders are NOT permitted to wear any type of tank tops.   Long pants must always be worn when riding, shorts are NOT permitted either.

Riders not properly dressed for lessons may be refused to ride and have a ground lesson instead.

 

 

Summer camp starts June 25th, Pony pals sessions are full!  Day camp weeks are almost full!!

Online registration at www.ridench.com

ALL questions and inquiries go to summercamp.nch@gmail.com

 

ALL financial inquiries, change in credit card information, or to set up Square invoicing, financial.nch@gmail.com

 

NCH will host 2 meetings in June for new and existing IEA team members.  Dates TBA

 

Please make sure your fly sheets and masks are labeled with your horses name.  

 

Reminders:

*ALL riders must arrive 15 minutes prior to lesson time, late arrivals will result in shortened ride time

*Lessons must be scheduled and canceled with Allie at lessons.nch@gmail.com or 518-858-5472

*Family members must watch from inside the viewing room for the indoor, and along the fence line for the outdoor arena.   Please take care to keep all siblings still and quiet, not to scare the horses.  No running, screaming or ball throwing.  Please no dogs in or around the barn or arenas.

*Riders are to clean up after themselves and their horses, tack put away and wash stalls swept

*Lesson packages are due before or at the time of the lesson.  $32 for 1 lesson or 5 pack- $140 when prepaid via credit card on file or square invoice.  Lesson packages not paid prior to the first lesson are $160

 

*Tiny trotter lesson are now for 4-6 year olds, and are a full 30 minute  lesson.  Pricing is $32 per lesson, $140 prepaid 5 pack or $160 when not paid prior to the first lesson.

 

Please continue to check the bulletin boards for bills, changes and reminders.

 

 

 

 

Happy Riding!

🐎🌞

May- The warm weather is finally here!

Congratulations to all the riders that participated in the first NCH show of the 2018 series on Sunday!!!  Despite the cold, wet weather, everyone had a great day!  A special thank you to the parents that dedicated their day to help make the show a great success,  especially the concession stand!!

 

Riders can get their horse request/entry forms filled out for the next show on May 27th!  Forms must be returned by May 13th.

 

Important dates: 

GMHA show May 18-20th - Limited lessons - Please confirm with Amanda you are attending the show, and entry/deposits turned in by May 6th

May 26-28 * NO lessons/lease rides * NCH Show *

June 2-4 * TCRA  show at NCH * No lessons/lease rides * entry forms to be completed  and turned in by May 23

 

**volunteers needed to help out with the NCH and the TCRA show, please sign up in the lounge**

 

NCH Summer camp is coming fast, information and registration available at www.ridench.com, questions directed to  www.summercamp.nch@gmail.com

 

IEA Team will be hosting a new member pot luck BBQ as the new season starts!   All current riders are encouraged to invite any friends interested in joining the team. 

email ieateam.nch@gmail.com

IEA team summer camp is August 27-31

 

Spring/summer leases and half leases are available, contact Amanda for available horses!

 

All financial inquires, credit card,  and square charges can be emailed to financial.nch@gmail.com

 

Reminders:

ALL winter blankets and coolers must be removed from the stalls and aisle way.  Boarders, please make sure to remove your blankets before fly sheets come out

24 hours cancellation policy to avoid being charged for missed lessons.  Please contact Allie via text 518-858-5472 the day of, or via email lessons.nch@gmail.com 

Lesson packages must be prepaid prior to the first lesson to receive the discounted price of $140 for 5 lessons.  

Tiny Trotters are now for 4-6 year olds and are a full 30 minute lesson with the 5 package price of $140

Riders are to arrive 15 minutes prior to lesson time for grooming and tacking

Late arrivals may result in a shorter ride time

ALL family members must watch from inside the viewing room for safety

Please check the board for updates and reminders on the calendar for changes in schedules, along with bills

All riders must sweep their wash stalls after lessons

Happy Riding!

 

 

April News at North Country Horses

 

Happy April!

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Happy school vacation week!  Please let me know if you would like to schedule your rider for an extra lesson this week!!

 

Only 4 weeks until the 1st of the NCH 2018 Horse Show Series!   Horse request/entry forms are in the lounge.  Please return to the desk in the office when both sides are completely filled out.  Boarders/lessors have just an entry form to fill out.  Please make sure all forms are returned April 15th.  Trainers are available to help young riders fill out their horse requests and will advise on the proper classes.

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Important dates:

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April 1 * No lessons

April 6 * Adult ride starts, Friday nights at 6:30 (message Amanda to sign up)

April 9 * New lesson schedule starts for groups/semi-private lessons * Please make sure to confirm your existing or new day/time. 

April 14 * NCH clean up day

April 15 Spa day, rain date for clean up day

April 18-22 * Amanda at IEA Nationals

April 28 * Pre- show group lessons, boarder lessons only

April 29 NCH Show * NO lessons

April 30 * No lessons

May 18-20 * GMHA Show * limited lessons

May 26 * Pre show and boarder lessons only

May 27 * NCH Show, No lessons

May 28 * No lessons

 

*The day before the show, we will have group lesson appropriate for the beginner rider classes, giving riders an opportunity to learn what to expect and practice for their classes in the show.  Times will be announced a few days before, please let me know if you want to sign your beginner riders up.

 

Volunteers needed to help clean up the farm on Saturday, April 14th.  On Sunday, April 15, will be a spa day for the horses, or the rain date for clean up day.  Please consider giving a couple hours of your time to help get the farm and horses show ready!!  Sign up sheet in the lounge.

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Volunteer sign up sheet will be posted in the lounge for NCH horse shows.  Concession stand, ribbon runners, set up and clean up help is needed on Saturday and Sunday.

Please remember, riders are to help get the horses and farm ready on Saturdays, before the show.  Show information is in the lounge, for anyone that missed the show meeting.

 

*Please note a change in the NCH Tiny Trotter program:  Tiny trotters are now for ages 4-6 years old, and the lesson will be a full 30 minutes including safety, grooming, tacking and riding.  The cost of the tiny trotters lessons are now $32 each or 5 prepaid lessons for $140.

 

As horse show season approaches, weekend lessons may be affected by horses and trainers going to shows, along with NCH home shows.

 

Summer camp is filling up!  Registration and information is online at www.ridench.com

ALL questions can be emailed to summercamp.nch@gmail.com

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Reminders:

Arrive 15 minutes prior to lesson time

24 hour cancellation notice to avoid being charged for the lesson

All riders must sweep their wash stalls, return blankets, etc

NCH has 6 trainers for the Spring/Summer season, teaching 7 days a week, please note that riders may not have the same trainer for every lesson

Horse assignments are done at the start of the week based on the lessons/shows scheduled and the horses needed days of rest

All lessons must be scheduled and cancelled with Allie at 518-858-5472 or lessons.nch@gmail.com.

 

 

Clothing orders should be in by April 21, please plan to pay via cash or check at time of pick up.  An invoice will be attached to your order.

March News at NCH

Spring is just around the corner, and so is HORSE SHOW SEASON!!! 🌻🐎🏆

 

As the NCH IEA Middle and High School teams are heading into post season, NCHis gearing up for the 2018 show season.  Congratulations to the IEA teams for a successful season.  Good Luck!!

NCH will also be sending a team to the very first IEA Dressage Finals on March 17/18!!!

IEA Teams are open to all middle and high school riders!  Information on the NCH IEA Teams, ieateam.nch@gmail.com

 

**2018 Horse Show Meeting will be held on Friday, March 9, 5:30 pm at Amanda's house.  An e-vite had been sent last weekend for your response, if you did not receive the e-vite, please email me at lessons.nch@gmail.com.

ALL NCH home shows are open to ALL riders of ALL ages and abilities!!  Riders MUST have a minimum of 5 lessons prior to a show.

 

NO LESSONS:

Saturday, March 3

Saturday, March 17

Sunday, April 1

Saturday, April 28

Sunday, April 29

Monday, April 30

 

*We will be opening up lesson times on Saturday, March 31st, please email me if you are interested in scheduling.  

*Another school vacation is April 2-6, a great time to add an extra lesson before the 1st NCH home show on April 29th!!

 

We are starting to form new group lessons to start in April, please let me know if you are interested in your rider being in a semi-private or group lesson.  The trainers will be working together to team up compatible riders.  Some lesson times may be adjusted to accommodate the new schedule.  

 

Summer camp registration is online at www.ridench.com.  ALL questions about summer camp can be sent to summercamp.nch@gmail.com.  

 

Save the date for the 2018 NCH home horse shows:

April 29

May 27

July 29

August 19

September 16

 

**The Evening of Champions Year End Awards party will take place in the fall**

 

February News at NCH

Happy February!

 

Please note the changes in the NCH important dates:

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*February 3-5 * NO LESSONS or lease rides, at all.  We will be hosting an IEA show!

 

February 19-23 * School vacation, extra lesson times will be available.  

 

March 2-4 *  Limited lessons, IEA Regional competition

 

March 9 * Horse Show meeting from 5:30-7:30 at Amanda's house, 430 Clark Rd.  We will be sending an e-vite out in a few weeks.  This meeting is for ALL riders of all ages and abilities that are interested in participating in the 2018 horse shows.  IEA Team information will be available for middle and high school riders.

 

Please make sure you have updated your 2018 riding releases, credit card forms, and contact information.  Boarders/lessors will be receiving their contracts this week and next.

 

Summer camp registration is available at www.ridench.com * ALL inquiries should be emailed to summercamp.nch@gmail.com 

 

Winter has been good to us the past few weeks, hopefully it will continue!!  If we need to cancel lessons due to inclement weather, you will receive an email, text or phone call.  We do not follow school cancellations!  ALL lessons must be scheduled and canceled with Allie at 518-858-5472, lessons.nch@gmail.com

 

Riders planning to participate in the 2018 NCH Series home shows, must have at least 5 lessons prior to the show.  Save these dates!!!

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*April 29

*May 27

*July 29

*August 19

*September 16

 

Riders that participate in at least 3 NCH shows will qualify for year end awards to be handed out at The Evening of Champions Awards Dinner in the fall.  Date and location TBD.

Riders must fill out a horse request/entry form for all shows.  Payment is due prior to, or the day of the horse show to avoid a 20% surcharge.  Riders who cancel within 48 hours of the show will receive a bill for entry fees.

**Summer camp horse show will return this year, on Sunday, August 26th!!

 

Riders interested in traveling to away shows (Vermont and Syracuse), sign up sheets are posted in the lounge.  The horse show meeting will have more information on these shows too.  

 

Reminders:

Riders must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to lesson time

24 hour notice must be given to avoid being charged for a missed lesson.  Riders who miss more that 3 lessons in a row, may lose their lesson time.

Wash stalls must be swept after every ride

Blankets and halters must be replaced on the proper horses after each ride.  Name tags are being attached to blankets

 

Lesson packages must be prepaid at or BEFORE the first lesson to receive the discounted price of $140.  Keeping a credit card on file is appreciated to be charged when a new package is due.  Lesson packages paid after the first lesson is $160 (5 lessons).  If you would like to receive online billing through square, please email financial.nch@gmail.com

If you don't want to  receive the NCH monthly newsletter, please email me to be removed from this list.  lessons.nch@gmail.com

 

 

HAPPY RIDING!!

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January News 2018 at NCH

Happy New Year!!

 

**New year, new signatures...Please sign and update all releases and client information sheets.  All boarders please print and return a completed boarding contract for 2018.  Lessors will need to update their lease contracts also.

 

***ALL decorations should have been removed from stalls by now!

 

Upcoming important dates:

January 15 - No school, extra lesson times available

February 3 - NO LESSONS  - Hunt Seat IEA Show prep

February 4 - NO LESSONS - IEA Horse Show

February 5 - Lessons with Heide ONLY

 

 

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION: visit the website at www.ridench.com  for forms.  All questions can be emailed  to summercamp.nch@gmail.com

 

NCH Horse Show dates for 2018 are planned, we will have a horse show meeting for ALL riders planning on showing or looking for information on showing for the first time - SUNDAY, March 11th, location tbd.  

*Please plan to attend this important meeting for all show dates and information.  Riders that take a break during the winter months, will need at least 5 lessons prior to the first show.

NCH home shows are a great place to be introduced to horse showing for riders of ALL AGES and ABILITIES!!

 

 

REMINDERS:

-ALL invoices must be paid prior to the end of the month, unless arrangements are made via Amanda.  Board, Lessons, IEA and Show bills will be charged late fees.

-Riders must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to lesson time, for grooming and tacking.  Late arrivals may result in shortened riding time

-24 hour cancellation policy, no shows and late cancellations will be charged for the missed lesson

-In order to receive the lesson package discount, packages MUST be paid prior to the first lesson.  A credit card must be on file to receive the discounted price, 5 pack is $140.  5 pack paid after the first lesson is $160.  ALL packages not paid prior to the first lesson will receive an invoice via Square and  must be paid online.  Riders with unpaid invoices may be refused lessons.  NCH offers the option of keeping your credit card on file to be charged when a new package is due.  

-ALL lessons must be scheduled and canceled with Allie at 518-858-5472 or lessons.nch@gmail.com

-Farrier and show bills are posted on the board in the lounge, please check weekly to avoid late fees.

-The heated viewing lounge has chairs and a keurig, please enjoy watching your rider from there, NOT in front of the arena gate.  Remember no viewing from upstairs

-SWEEP YOUR WASH STALLS

-Please let me know if your riding will not be continuing or taking a break when their current packages is up.  We usually have a waiting list for lesson times.

-NCH has 4 trainers, we cannot guarantee the same trainer for every lesson, as trainers schedules may change

-Boarders are required to set up supplements, staff is not responsible for making them up

 

 

 

WINTER LESSONS:

NCH offers lessons all winter long, unless you receive a text/email or phone call to cancel due to inclement weather conditions.  NO SHOWS will be charged.  We do not follow school cancellations!!  A facebook post will also be made to keep riders updated.

 

Please dress your riders appropriately for winter, even in the indoor arena, layers are best.  Winter riding pants, long johns, warm socks, winter riding boots, hats, warm riding gloves, and hand warmers!!!

 

 

lessons.nch@gmail.com

all scheduling and cancellations

 

financial.nch@gmail.com

all billing inquiries, tax info, credit cards on file, and square billing requests

 

summercamp.nch@gmail.com

ALL summer camp inquiries

 

ieateam,nch@gmail.com

ALL IEA informaiton

 

visit our website at 

www.ridench,com

 

 

Happy Riding!

 

December News at NCH

Happy Holiday!

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

December 2 - NO LESSONS

December 3 - NO LESSONS

December 4 - Lessons with HEIDE ONLY  - NO lessons with Amanda

 

December 16 - Deck the Stalls 🌲🎁 to be held from 12-2  (IEA practice 1-3)  A special guest plans to arrive around 12:00 for photos!

Holiday party at 5:30 at Amanda's house - EVERYONE IS INVITED * please be sure to RSVP via email or facebook before December 13

*Deck the stalls sign up sheet is posted.  All riders are welcome to sign up to decorate a stall, teams encouraged!  Judging will be at 2:15.  Decorations must be removed before January 1 and not interfere with the stall door opening/closing.

 

December 24 - Limited lessons - Please confirm your lesson ASAP

December 25 - NO LESSONS

December 31 - Limited lessons - Please confirm your lesson ASAP

January 1 - NO LESSONS

 

*Please let me know if you will not be attending any of your lessons during this holiday season, so our trainers can make their own holiday plans with their families.

 

*Extra lesson times will be available during the holiday school break, let me know if you are interested in adding some extra lessons.

 

Gift ideas for riders:

lesson packages

winter riding boots

winter riding pants

show pads/girths

warm gear 

crops

half chaps

quarter sheets/coolers

hand warmers

*ask your trainer if you need any help in shopping for your rider?

Please remember, all parents and family members are to watch from the warm viewing lounge, not the aisle way or in front of the gate.  Help yourself to hot chocolate or coffee while you are there!!

NCH is adding a 4th trainer to the schedule by Janary!!  Hopefully we can accommodate every rider and their schedules!  Please remember trainers schedules may change, we cannot guarantee the same trainer for every lesson.

 

NCH wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season!!!  🌲🎁🎅

 

Happy holiday riding!!!

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November Newsletter

Happy No Stirrup November!!!🏇

 

-all saddles have had their stirrups removed for lessons and IEA practice.  You can buy your stirrups back by bringing donations for the Saratoga County Animal Shelter.  Items must be brought to every lesson/practice in order to get your stirrups!  :)

 

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🏆Congratulations and thank you to all riders and families that came to the NCH Evening of Champions Awards Party last week!  We hope everyone enjoyed the raffles and the DJ!!

 

Please note these upcoming important dates:

 

November 4-5 * No lessons/lease rides * IEA Show

November 6 * No lessons with Amanda * no lease rides

November 20 * Clothing orders due for holiday gifts

November 23 * No lessons for Thanksgiving

December 2-3 * No lessons/lease rides * IEA Show

December 4 * No lessons with Amanda * No lease rides

December 25 * No lessons for Christmas

January 1 * No lessons for New Years Day

 

*There are a few more openings in group lessons, let us know if you are interested.

 

*Please let me know ASAP if you or your rider will not be continuing to ride through the winter. ❄ We still have a waiting list for evening lesson times.

 

 

With the holidays coming, NCH has some great gift ideas!!🎁

 

NCH  clothing orders, sweatpants, quarter zips, jackets, etc.  Orders must be emailed to Amanda by November 20th.🎁

 

All horse owners and lessors should have their own:

Basic tack, along with back pads,  saddle pads, show pads, girth, boots/wraps, liniment, fly spray, brushes, and helmets.🎁

 

Lesson student:  

Helmets, boots, gloves, half chaps, brush box, halter/lead rope,  everyday saddle and show pads.🎁

 

 

The Annual NCH Deck the Stalls and holiday party will be held in December-watch for details!!!!  Teams or individual stall decorating sign ups will be posted in December.  🎊

 

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Reminders:

-ALL riders are to arrive 15 minutes prior to lesson time for grooming and tacking.  Riders can check the board for their horse and retrieve their tack upon arrival.  Late arrivals may result in a shorter ride time.

Please make sure to replace your horse's sheet or blanket after your lesson.

 

-All riders are kept on the schedule continuously.  Please inform me when your rider is unable to attend a lesson, minimum 24 hours notice to avoid being charged for the lesson.  

 

-Lesson packages are to be paid prior to the 1st lesson in order to receive the discounted price of $135 for 5 lessons.  The price of 5 lessons, NOT prepaid is $160.  Lesson packages are good for 8 weeks only.

 

-ALL riders are to sweep the wash stall after their use

 

-ALL riders will be required to sign and update their paperwork in December.  Folders will be available in the lounge.

 

IEA Team practices will continue on Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons.  Arena use is limited during practice.  Saturday lesson are limited to boarders/lessors only.

 

Boarders:

Please check the board in the lounge for bills

Supplements are to be set up by you, please do at least 2 weeks at a time.  NCH staff is NOT responsible for making up supplements

Please remove all fly sheets and masks from stalls and common areas ASAP.  

Label ALL your horses halters, lead ropes and blankets with name tags

Please pay board on the 1st of the month to avoid late fees

 

 

 

Important emails:

lessons.nch@gmail.com

all scheduling and cancellations

 

financial.nch@gmail.com

all billing inquiries, tax info, credit card forms, and square billing requests

 

ieateam.nch@gmail.com

all IEA team informaiton

 

visit our website at

www.ridench.com

look for summer camp registration March 1st!!

 

 

 

HAPPY RIDING!!🐎

October Newsletter

Happy Fall!🍁🎃

 

Upcoming important dates:

 

October 13/14 - No lessons with Amanda * All other lessons as scheduled

October 20 - No lessons with Amanda * All other lessons as scheduled

October 21 - NO lessons/lease rides - Western IEA Show 

October 27 - NCH Awards Party  No lessons after 4:30pm

November 4-6 - No lessons/lease rides - IEA Show  (boarder lessons only on 11/6 available)

December 2-4 - No lessons/lease rides - IEA Show (boarder lessons only on 12/4 available)

 

*lessons will be held as scheduled on Columbus Day, October 9th

 

With the increased number of  lesson students this Fall, we are creating more group lessons.  Groups are being formed for a 10 week session, that will run October - December.  Please let me know if you are interested and your availability.  Trainers will advise on which riders are compatible and ready for semi-privates or group lesson.  Private lesson times may changed slightly to accommodate newly formed groups.  We currently have a completely full schedule and are working hard to accommodate all of our current riders as well as new riders.  Riders not planning to continue through the winter months, please let me know what date you plan to ride through.

 

IEA Team practices will continue on Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons.  Arena use may be limited to accommodate practices.  Saturday lessons will be limited to boarders only.

 

 

**Evening of Champions🏆 will be held on Friday, October 27th at 6:00pm.  Awards will be given to all riders that participated in 3 of the 4  NCH 2017 Series Horse Shows.  Please make sure to RSVP with attached form and payment before October 20th.  Dinner, awards presentation, silent auction, dancing and cash bar!!  A fun evening for all NCH families!

 

 

Reminders:

-All riders are to arrive 15 minutes prior to lesson time for grooming and tacking up.  Riders can retrieve their tack upon arrival.  Late arrivals may result in a shorter lesson time.

-All riders are kept on the schedule continuously.  Please inform me when your rider is unable to attend a lesson, minimum 24 hour notice. Missed lessons without at least 24 hour notice will be charged. The horses assignments are made over the weekend, knowing the schedule ahead of time is important in planning the horses days off.

-Lesson packages are to be paid prior to the 1st lesson to receive the discounted price of $135 for 5 lessons.  Lesson packages are good for 8 weeks time.

-No sponging in wash stalls

-All riders are to sweep wash stalls after use.

 

Boarders:

Please check the board in the lounge weekly for all bills

Supplements are your responsibility to make up and label, not the NCH staff

Please label your horses sheets, fly masks and halters

Please pay the board on time to avoid late payments

 

Important emails:

lessons.nch@gmail.com 

all scheduling and cancellations

 

financial.nch@gmail.com

all billing inquiries

 

ieateam.nch@gmail.com

all team information

 

visit our web site at www.ridench.com

 

 

HAPPY RIDING!!

🐎

September Newsletter

Lots going on at NCH, new fencing, stall windows and bright lights in the indoor arena!!!

 

 

Sunday, September 17 is the last show of the  NCH 2017 Horse Show!  

*Horse request/entry forms must be filled out before SEPTEMBER 9th.

*Sign up for the Marley Fund Class - fun game for all and a great fundraiser for horses in need 

 

*Dinner of Champions Year End Awards party date TBA soon!!!   

 

FALL SCHEDULE starts next week when school starts.  Weeknight lessons are almost full.  Riders interested in group lessons, please let me know.  Trainers determine when beginner riders are ready to ride in a semi-private or group lesson.  SAFETY is most important for riders and horses.

 

Upcoming important dates:

September 2   No lessons - Run for the Horses 5K

September 4   No lessons on Labor Day

September 8-10  GMHA Show - Amanda will NOT be teaching lessons

September 16  NO lessons, unless you are a boarder   * SHOW PREP for ALL riders participating in the show  * 

September 17  NCH Horse Show - no lessons

September 18  No lessons -day of rest for all

September 22-23  Amanda will be not be teaching lessons

 

 

REMINDERS:

-All riders that hold a weekly lesson day/time are kept on the schedule continuously, unless you inform me otherwise.  Please give us as much notice as possible when a rider is not going to attend their lesson.  Horse assignments are set on Sundays and knowing the schedule is very important when planning out the horse's week.

We understand when riders come down with illness at the last minute.  

 

-Lesson packages are to be paid prior to the 1st lesson to receive the discounted price of $135 for 5 lessons.  Packages are to be used in 8 weeks time.  

 

-Riders must replace fly masks and sheets on horses after each lesson with the correct items, including halters.

 

-Horses are to be sponged or bathed out back only, NOT in wash stalls or in front of barn

 

-WASH stalls are to be swept after use

 

-Boarders are responsible for preparing supplements, not NCH staff

 

-Check boards for bills 

 

-The IEA Team season is under way, practices will be held on Saturdays 2-4 and e/o Tuesday at 5:30pm.  We will be hosting 2 IEA shows this November & December.

 

 

financial.nch@gmail.com   for all billing inquiries

lessons.nch@gmail.com  for all lesson scheduling

ieateam.nch@gmail.com   for all IEA Team information

 

 

ridench.com

 

 

Happy Riding!!

August Newsletter

Happy August!

 

Upcoming horse shows:

Sunday, August 6 at Double B * Please let Amanda know ASAP if you are interested in going

Sunday, August 20 at NCH * ALL horse request/entry forms must be in before August 10th

September 9/10, GMHA * sign up sheet in the lounge, entries close on August 27

September 17, NCH final show of the 2017 series * horse request forms must be in before September 9

 

**Don't forget to sign up for the Marley Fund Class on 8/20, we will plan to do a fun game class for all ages and abilities!!  

 

2017 Year End Awards Party for NCH Horse Show Series will be held in October - date and location TBA

 

As we are approaching the Labor Day holiday weekend, PLEASE let me know ASAP if your rider will be attending their lesson.  Our trainers would like to make their holiday plans for the September 2-4 weekend.  With summer camp and lots of summer lessons, it is very helpful for us to know the schedule ahead of time to figure out the horses days off and extra opening to accommodate all rider's schedules.  

 

All riders that hold a weekly lesson day/time are kept on the schedule continuously, unless you inform me otherwise.  Please try to give more than 24 hours notice when your rider isn't able to attend their lessons due to vacations or other conflicts.  We understand when a rider comes down with an illness at the last minute.

 

I will be filling in the fall schedule in the next week or so.  Please let me know if you rider will be continuing in their current day/time for September-December.  

 

NO LESSONS:

August  19 - except boarders * show prep for all riders/horses

August 20 - NCH show

August  21- Day off for all

August 26 - Summer camp horse show 

September 16- except boarders * show prep for all riders/horses

September 17 - NCH show

September 18 - day off for all

 

Amanda will not be available for lessons on August 12/13.  

 

NCH will be hosting the 1st Summer Camp Horse Show on Saturday, August 26 at 10:30am.  All riders that attend summer camp are eligible to participate in this fun show!

 

Reminders:

-riders under 18yrs cannot be dropped off unless prior arrangements have been made with Amanda, this includes lesson students, lessors and campers

-summer dress code- NO tank tops, short shorts or flip flops.  Sleeveless shirts are permitted and we have NCH shirts for sale.  Parents, please remember it is important for you too wear appropriate footwear in the barn and please do not be in the aisle way for safety of yourself and the horses

-please make sure riders have at least 2 water bottles with them during the summer months

-all fly masks, bonnets, sheets and spray must be used on ALL horse before and after lessons

-24 hour cancellation policy for illness- NCH would appreciate more notice for vacations, etc.  

-lesson packages are to be prepaid before the 1st lesson and are good for 8 weeks

-a set weekly lesson time is available for riders that attend lessons every week.  this is subject to NCH discretion

-boarders are responsible for their horse supplement preparation, not NCH staff

-boarders/lessors are responsible for labeling fly masks and sheets for horses

-please check boards for all bills

-NO sponging in wash stalls or bathing out front, all water use should be out back

-CLEAN YOUR WASH STALLS 

 

NCH emails:

summercamp.nch@gmail.com

financial.nch@gmil.com

lessons.nch@gmail.com

ieateam.nch@gmail.com

June Newsletter

It's time for the 2nd NCH Horse Show of the 2017 Series on Sunday, June 11th!  ALL horse requests/entry forms must be submitted by Saturday, June 4.  Forms are available in the lounge, please fill out both sides and don't forget to include the In hand and Showmanship classes, as well as the costume class.  Proceeds from the costume class benefit the Marley Fund, and is now held during lunch break.  Lots of fun for the kids!!

Please let us know if you are participating in the In Hand and Showmanship classes, and we will schedule a  brief clinic the day before the show.

 

~NO lessons or lease rides on June 10, 11 or 12th because of the show.  Boarders may schedule a lesson on Saturday, June 10th.

~Show prep will be 10-2 on Saturday, for all riders

~Volunteers needed for the horse show - concessions, ribbons, parking, etc.

 

Please note:

NCH trainers are changing their schedules around for the summer to accommodate vacations, family obligations, and horse shows.  It is a benefit to all riders to be able to participate in learning with all of our trainers.  The trainers are updating a log with information on each rider and where they are at in their learning.

 

**Please let me know if your rider will be continuing on their current schedule into June and through August.  Riders are scheduled continuously unless you let me know otherwise.  Vacation dates are appreciated ahead of time.

 

NCH will be hosting a Side Saddle Clinic on July 22, sign up sheet is in the lounge

Show sign up sheets are in the lounge for non- NCH Horse Shows

 

Lesson students will need to make sure to replace fly sheets and masks after their lessons.  

 

Please send your riders with plenty of water as the weather gets warmer.

 

Reminders for ALL riders:

wash stalls must be swept after each use

24 hour cancellation to avoid being charged for missed lessons

arrive at least 15 minutes prior to lesson time

all parent/family members are to watch from the viewing room, not the aisle or in front of the gate

lesson packages are to be prepaid before the 1st lesson to qualify for the discount

arena use is limited on Saturday afternoons, e/o Tuesday evening for IEA practice and on show days

Spring/summer leases available with a 4 month minimum

 

 

Summer camp inquiries can be sent to summercamp.nch@gmail.com and registration is online at www.ridench.com

Financial inquiries or invoicing requests can be sent to financial.nch@gmail.com

IEA Team inquiries can be sent to ieateam.nch@gmail.com

 

BOARDERS:

Please keep your horses supplements filled and ready with at least 1 weeks supply.  It is your responsibility to prepare your horses daily supplements, NOT NCH staff.

Fly sheets/masks must be labeled for your horse.  Board payments are due on the 1st of each month to avoid late fees and remember to check the board for your farrier bills.

Paddock replacement is beginning this week, horses will be moved around to accommodate the tear down and replacement of fencing  

 

 

Happy Riding!

May News at NCH

Congratulations to all the riders that participated in the first NCH home show of the season on Sunday!!  Despite the chilly weather, everyone had a great day! 

 

Next NCH home show is June 11, followed by August 20th and September 17th.  BOTH sides of the horse requests/entry form MUST be turned in by June 2nd!!!!

Sunday, May 21, NCH will be hosting a TCRA Horse Show.  Please make sure you have filled out your information on the sign up sheet in the lounge by Wednesday!!   Your TCRA membership should be already sent in to the Association.

*NCH is in need of a few volunteers for the concession stand and various jobs on the 21st.  Please let us know if you are able to help out!

 

   *****************NO LESSONS OR LEASE RIDES ON SUNDAY, MAY 21ST************************

As we are approaching the Spring season, with holidays and end of school year activities, PLEASE look ahead and let me know if your rider will be attending their lessons.  NCH will be having lessons on Memorial Weekend.  We will be setting up new groups for the summer, please confirm if your rider will be continuing on their current schedule.

Saturday, June 3 is the Tuff eNuff mud race, NCH is putting a team together!  This race benefits the Prevention Council of Saratoga.  Registration is open online NOW!  

NCH is donating 50 bales of hay for the course.

Summer camp weeks are almost full!  Online registration at www.ridench.com.  ALL inquiries can be sent to summercamp.nch@gmail.com

All financial inquiries for billing can be sent to financial.nch@gmail.com

Spring/summer full and half leases are available, with a 4 month minimum.  Contact Amanda for more information                                                

*****IEA TEAM****

June starts the 2017-2018 season!!  Practices are held approximately 6 times a month on Tuesdays and Saturdays.  All new riders, please have your paperwork filled out by June 1 so you can start practicing with the team!

IEA team is for middle and high school riders.  5th graders are eligible to be team members too!  Contact Amanda for details and paperwork, ieateam.nch@gmail.com

An information meeting will be held in June for all horse show information, shows starts in September.

IEA team camp week is August 28-September 1st.

February News at NCH

*****The 2017 Horse Show Meeting date has been changed to Sunday, March 19 at 1:00.  This meeting will be held at Humbuggs, 569 Gansevoort Rd.  and is for ALL riders of all ages and abilities interested in participating in any of the 5 horse shows that NCH will be hosting or traveling to this year.   IEA Team information meeting will be held also, at 3:00 for any middle and high school age riders that are interested in joining the NCH IEA Team.

 

Summer Camp registration and information is available online at www.ridench.com

 

Please remember in the event of inclement weather, NCH will notify you via text or email of any cancellations or changes.  Please remember to dress your children for the cold weather.  Tight fitting gloves and warm boots are very important.

 

During school vacation week, Kait and Jenna will be available for afternoon lessons.  Please let me know if you are interested in adding extra lessons or would like to change your time.  Let me know ASAP if you will be away and need to cancel any lessons.

 

February 1 * Sips n Saddles

February 7 * Game Night

March 1 * Sips n Saddles

March 7 * Jumper Jackpot

Sign up sheets are posted, please sign up by the Sunday before

 

Reminders:

All riders must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to lesson time.  Horse assignments are posted so riders are able to retrieve their tack and helmets upon arrival.  Horses are to be groomed before and after each lesson.  Riders are expected to return tack, blankets and help trainers to return horses to stalls or paddocks.  ALL riders are expected to sweep their wash stalls.

 

Please sign and date your releases, board/lease contracts and update your contact information sheets.  Your folders are in the lounge for your convenience.

 

Lesson payment is due at the time of the lesson.  Packages are discounted based on being prepaid.  If a package of 5 lessons is not paid prior to the first lesson, the cost is $160, instead of $135.  If you would like to receive a square invoice via email to pay online, please send an email to financial.nch@gmail.com.  Credit card forms can be kept on file also.

 

All lessons must be scheduled and canceled with Allie by text, phone message or email.  For immediate response or last minute changes, please text, 858-5472.  I don't always have access to my email during the work day.

 

Arena use is limited during IEA practices and other activities:

February 4  2-5

February 7  Game Night

February 11   12:30-2:30

February 14  5:30-7

February 18  12:30-2:30

February 25  2-5

February 28  5:30-7

 

Happy Riding!!

🏇

 

January News at NCH

Happy New Year, 2017!!

*New year, new signatures...Please update and sign all releases and client information sheets.  All boarders should have printed and filled out a new boarding contract for 2017, note the price increase for  stall board.  Lessors should be updating their lease contracts also.  

 

**ANY decorations that have not been removed from a horses stall, riders will schedule a day with Amanda to do stalls/chores.**  

 

UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES FOR JANUARY:

January 4 * Sips n Saddles  

January 7 * Western IEA Show   NO LESSONS!!!

January 10 * JUMPER JACKPOT (RSVP BY 1/8, minimum of 5 riders required)

January 16 * No School, extra lesson times available

 

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION: visit the website at www.ridench.com.  ALL questions can be emailed to summercamp.nch@gmail.com

 

Horse Show Dates for 2017 are planned, we will have a show meeting for ALL riders planning on showing or looking for information on showing for the first time- Sunday, February 19, location tbd.  Please plan to attend this very important show meeting for all dates and show information.  Riders that take a break during the winter, please remember you must have at least 5 lessons prior to the first horse show.  

 

REMINDERS:

-Half and full leases are available on a month to month basis, contact Amanda.

-Riders must arrive AT LEAST 15 minutes prior to lesson time

-24 hour cancellation policy 

-In order to receive the discount on the pre paid lesson packages, the package MUST be paid for BEFORE the first lesson.  5 pack prior to start is $135, 5 pack after first lesson is $160.  ALL packages NOT paid prior to first lesson will receive a invoice via Square, and must be paid online.  NCH offers the option of keeping your credit card information on file, to be charged when necessary for lesson packages.

-ALL lessons must be schedule and canceled with Allie, 858-5472 or lessons.nch@gmail.com

-Farrier and show bills are posted on the board in the lounge, please check weekly to avoid late fees

-SWEEP YOUR WASH STALLS

-Tack left out, or dirty wash stall will result in barn chores.

-Please give notice if your rider will not be continuing lessons after their current lesson package.  We usually have a waiting list for lesson times.

WINTER LESSONS:

Lessons are held 7 days a week, unless you receive a text/email or phone call to cancel due to bad weather conditions.  NO SHOWS will be charged.

Please dress your children appropriately for winter.  Layer their shirts/coats, long johns, warm socks, proper warm boots, hats and especially warm riding gloves!!  Bits and Pieces and Cheshire Horse are great places to shop for all your rides cold weather gear.  

December News at NCH

We hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving!   It's hard to believe December is here!  

Thank you for all the great donations to the Animal Shelter for no stirrup November!!! 🐩😺

As we approach the holiday season, NCH offers gift certificates for lessons and summer camp!  If you are looking for some gift ideas for your rider, let us know!  NCH saddle pads are available, they make a great gift!!  Winter riding gear makes great gifts too!🎁

PLEASE NOTE:

As winter is approaching, NCH will cancel lessons if the temperature goes below 20 degrees or there is a snow storm.  We will text, email and post ALL cancellations due to weather on facebook also. 

❄🐧

*Riders should dress in layers, and make sure your child's gloves are form fitting.  Bulking gloves make it difficult to hold the reins.  Winter riding gloves are available, for warmth and safety! 

The viewing room is open and heated for watching riders.  Upstairs is NO longer open for viewing, and please do NOT stand in front of the gate into the arena, this is for the safety of parents, siblings, riders and horses.    We are looking for a few high bar chairs for the viewing room.  

UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES:

*Sips n Saddles adult ride night is Wednesday, December 7 riding at 7:00pm.  $25  🍷

*Game Night is Tuesday, December 13, warm up at 6:00pm  $25🏆💰

RSVP before Sunday night prior to these dates

NCH Holiday Festivities:🎄🍪⛄

Sunday, December 18 at 10:00am, please join us for a private showing of the documentary, Harry and Snowman.  Amanda has rented out the Bow Tie Theater in Saratoga Springs, tickets are only $7.00 each and MUST be purchased from Amanda.  Seats are limited, tickets are selling fast!  

After the movie, join us for the 5th Annual NCH Deck the Stalls Holiday Party!  1:30-3:30, stall decorating, treats and hot chocolate.  Sign up for a stall as a team or individual.

                                                                           ****ALL decorations must be taken down BEFORE January 2nd****

 

-Lessons will be held from 1:00-5:00 on December 18th.  

 

NO LESSONS:

December 24

December 25

December 31

January 1

January 7

**Please confirm or reschedule lessons ahead of time during the busy holiday season!!  Contact Allie at 858-5472, lessons.nch@gmail.com

 

REMINDERS:

Please do not park close to the entrance to the barn, for the safety of horses, equipment and NCH staff

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to lesson time.  Late arrivals may result in shorter ride time

Please cancel with at least 24 hour notice.  Horse assignments are done at the start of each week.

Please clean wash stalls after every use 

Bills are posted on the board in the lounge

Winter leases available by the month

NCH now has a chore chart!  Any tack left out, wash stalls not cleaned, blankets not  put back on, etc.  Riders will have an hour worth of chores.  😬

 

Looking ahead to 2017

*All riders, boarders, and lessors will be required to sign new paperwork   Some fees may have a slight increase for the new yea

*Tentative NCH Horse show dates: April 30, May 21 (TCRA), June 11, August 20 and September 17

*Summer camp!!  Session 1 will start July 10.  6 weeks of camp, including 3 weeks of pony pals and 2 advanced camp weeks (by invitation).  

 And new for 2017,  a week of camp for all IEA Team riders, August 28!!

Happy Riding!!

🐎

November News at NCH

Happy Halloween!!! 

The colder weather isn't going to be slowing down all the activities at North Country Horses!!  We have a very busy November and December lined up!

PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

**ALL financial business - bills, payments, invoices and questions will now be handled by Liz.  Monthly billing will be invoiced through SQUARE.  Payments for board and leases, that are to be paid on the 1st of every month, can be paid by cash or checks also.  Lesson packages, are to be prepaid, to receive the discount, otherwise, $32 per lesson will be billed via Square Invoice. 

The email address that invoices will come from or you can contact Liz at, financial.nch@gmail.com.  And her number to text or call is 518-269-6193.

**Please remember ALL lessons must be scheduled and cancelled with Allie, via text or email.  We have a 24 hour cancellation policy to avoid being charged for the missed lesson.  

**Please confirm that you will be continuing to ride during the winter months, at your current lesson time, or if you are interested in a different day/time.  We will condense the schedule as needed for the convenience of the trainers.  We offer all day lessons during school break/vacation days throughout the winter months too!

 

*Please check your calendars for holiday conflicts.  Thursday lessons, let me know if you want to reschedule from Thanksgiving to another day that week.

 

**NCH logo clothing orders will be taken until November 10, for guaranteed Christmas delivery.  Order forms are available in the office (red folder on the wall), or email Allie for an order form.  Payments MUST accompany order.  You can pay by check, made out to cash or Allie McGraw, cash in a labeled envelope, OR by credit card.  If paying by credit card, call Allie or fill out a credit card form, available in the office, and it must accompany the order form.

 

****FALL FUN DAY IS BACK!!!!***

Tuesday, November 11, 10:00-3:00pm.  All riders, 7 years on up, boys and girls, are invited to participate in a day full of games, on and off horses, grooming contest and learning how to rope!  Bring a lunch, cider and cookies will be provided for a snack.  $40 per child.  Limit 20, email Allie for registration. 

**Holiday Lesson Special**

25 lessons $650* ($150 discount) lessons good for 6 months

50 lessons $1300*  ($300 discount)  lessons good for 1 year

*this price is for payments made by cash or check.  IF paying by credit card, there will be a 3% service charge.

**Lesson packages make a great gift!  Gift certificates available too!!

1 Lesson is $32 (30 min. or semi-private or group)

5 prepaid lessons $135 (30 min, semi-private or group)

REMINDERS:

24 hour cancellation policy

Riders must arrive 15 minutes prior to lesson time for grooming and tacking

Riders are expected to help keep the barn clean, by cleaning their wash stalls after use 

Family members and siblings should not be in the wash stall/aisle way area for safety

 

*ALL lesson students should be receiving an outline of their ribbon program classification from their trainer!  This will help riders and parents, in understanding their riding and horsemanship level.  NCH wants all of our riders to have all the knowledge and information to not only to be great riders, but properly care for horses!

 

UPCOMING...

October 31 - No lessons - HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 

November 2 - NCH IEA TEAM, first horse show!!  GOOD LUCK!

November 7 - Jumper Jackpot  RSVP by 11/5

(All are invited to Allie's for a shopping party! 31 gifts, pampered chef, Jamberry Nails, Origami Owl, and Tupperware)

November 9 - IEA Horse Show

November 10 - NO School for Saratoga Spring's students-daytime lessons available

*NCH logo orders due

November 11 - Fall Fun Day - regular scheduled lessons 

November 21 - Game Night, all abilities welcome!  RSVP by 11/19

November 26 - No School - lesson times available

November 27 - Happy Thanksgiving!  NO LESSONS

November 28 - No School, lesson times available

December 5 Jumper Jackpot

December 7 - IEA Team Horse Show

December 14 - NCH Holiday Party!!  All are welcome, at Harvey's in Saratoga Springs, details coming soon

December 19 - Game Night, all abilities welcome

December 20 - Deck the Stalls and Christmas Carrot Trail!  Everyone welcome!!

 

WHEW!

 

HAPPY RIDING!!