December News

Happy Holidays!

NCH has lots of fun activities happening in December, and the weather is still cooperating!!


December 8 * IEA Practice 6-8pm

December 10 * Shopping night at Cheshire Horse with discounts for all NCH riders, 5-7pm

December 12 * IEA Horse Show

December 13 * The IEA team will be hosting a Fun Winter Day from 12-2 for ages 3-6 years!  This is a great opportunity for the little ones to have some extra fun with the ponies, a visit from Mrs. Claus and some holiday treats!!  Cost is $15 per child.  see attachment, RSVP by December 10 Please!!

December 20 * NCH 4th annual Deck the Stalls from 12-2.  There will be a sign up sheet posted, 20 stalls available to decorate, individual or teams!  Hot chocolate and treats too!!  ALL riders and siblings are welcome to join us for this fun day!  Judging will take place at 2:00.  ALL decorations MUST be removed before January 1, some sooner.

December 24-25 * NO LESSONS

December 26-27 * regular schedule

December 28 * Fun Day * Riders of all ages are welcome to sign up.  Sit a buck, egg on a spoon, and gamblers choice!  $35, drop off at 11:30, and pick up at 2:30.

December 29 * Advanced rider clinic with Amanda.  This is a limited clinic to be held in 3 parts from 9:30-3:30, cost $65.  The first session will emphasize on position and response in flat work.  After lunch (included) riders will have the opportunity to work with some of the NCH green horses, focusing on techniques that will benefit both horse and rider in success.  The last section of the day will concentrate on jumping and course work.

December 30 * Game Day * Play games with Chelsea, open to all riders.  Arrival at 11:30- pick up at 2:30, $35.  Ring game, poles and a few other games will be played.

December 31 * Lessons will be available 11-3 only

January 1 * NO LESSONS

January 2-3 * Regular schedule

  ******RSVP to special December activities must be received via email by DECEMBER 24*******

NCH Holiday Party will be held on Sunday, January 10 at the Saratoga Strike Zone VIP room!!  RSVP will be needed by January 1st.  Details to follow

PLEASE remember to reschedule lessons during the busy holiday season ahead of time!  Allie @ 518-858-5472 or


Also, during the winter months, NCH hosts weekly game activities!  Almost every Tuesday night is Broom Ball!!!  Jumper Jackpot is held on the 1st Friday of each month, with fence height starting at ground poles.  All riders are invited!  

The 3rd Friday of each month is Game Night!  Points accumulated for JJ and GN for great prizes at the end of the series!  Adults and beginner riders of all ages welcome!  $25

GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR LESSONS AND SUMMER CAMP AVAILABLE!  The make great stocking stuffers!  5, 10, 15 or 20 lesson packages available.

Please note:  Some NCH pricing will be going up as of January 1, 2016.  ALL riders, boarders and lessors are required to sign new paperwork before January 1, 2016.

Coming in Spring 2016...NCH will be starting a weekly preschool program!  The Tiny Trotters program will be revamped into a new weekly program for kids 3-5 years.  Details will be available in February.



Friendly Reminders:

-24 hour cancellation policy, to avoid being charged for a missed lesson

-Riders must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to lesson time for grooming and tacking.

-ALL riders are expected to sweep out their wash stall, put tack away, and keep the barn and tack room neat

-Late fees will be charged for lessons, board, lease payments not made on time.

-Winter is here, PLEASE dress your children in layers, hats, warm boots, and gloves for their barn time.  It's always 10 degrees colder at the barn than your house!

Hand warmers are a great help too!

-Horse leases are available on a month to month basis, full or half leases.

PLEASE confirm your December and January lessons with Allie

Thank you to all of our riders for their generous donations to the Franklin Community Center and the Hudson Mohawk Animal Shelter!!!

And Thank you to everyone that attended the NCH Horse Show Series Awards Party!!  We are looking forward to and planning next year's horse shows starting in April!