September News at NCH

NCH had another busy summer!!  As we say goodbye to our summer campers, college students, and summer riders, we move onto a busy fall!

Everyone had a great time on the trip to ADK Extreme!!!
This Saturday is the RUN FOR THE HORSES 5K at the Orenda Spring in the Saratoga Spa State Park.  We will have some of our thoroughbreds participating again this year.  It's not too late to sign up, please consider registering for this great cause!!
The fall schedule is almost full, very few spots are left!  Please make sure you have confirmed your rider's day/time and start date.  Lessons will continue to be given 7 days a week.  Group lessons available, please ask your trainer if you are ready to ride in a group!  Being in a group lesson gives your more ride time!  Please note that Tiny Trotters and very beginner riders are unable to ride in a group.  
*Please note:  Lesson students that have a standing day/time each week are expected to attend EVERY week.  Riders that miss more than 2/5 lessons may lose their  lesson time and have to be on a week by week basis.  
Last month we welcomed Kait to the NCH family.  She will be handling many of the barn tasks, taking care of horses, and teaching lessons!  We are in the process of hiring a 4th trainer.
Upcoming show dates:
September 11   Stockade in Scotia
September 18  Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs
*both require a $50 deposit at least 10 days prior to show date to secure entry
September 25 is the 4th NCH Horse Show Series of 2016
Horse request forms must be submitted before September 18.  Available in the office, please fill out BOTH sides.  
Show prep will be 10-2 on 9/24 for ALL riders to help in getting the farm, horses and tack ready for show day!!
No Lessons:
September 5 (Amanda only teaching)
September 24
September 25 
September 26
*Contact Allie if you want to reschedule a lesson prior to the show
All riders must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to lesson time for grooming and tacking.  Late arrival will result in shorter ride time
24 hour cancellation notice must be given to avoid being charged
ALL lessons must be scheduled and canceled with Allie via text at 858-5472 or email at
All riders must wear a boot with a heel, long pants and a helmet for lessons
ALL riders are required to sweep wash stall after each use, put tack away and help keep the barn clean
NO sponging or bathing in the wash stalls
*the drains are getting fixed to be used, no shavings will be allowed
ALL lessons must be paid for prior to or at the time of the lesson.  Unpaid lessons will result in late fees.  NCH accepts cash, checks and credit cards for your convenience.  Payments are to be put into the secure lock box in the office.  You can request invoices sent via Square or keep a credit card on file.