February News from NCH

February has arrived, even if winter hasn't!!   Lucky us!🍀


Summer camp registration has started, all registration forms can be filled out online at www.ridench.com.  Once forms have been submitted, an invoice will be sent for payment.  Please remember camp registration is not complete without payment, and completed forms.

Pony pals,full week, and advanced camp weeks are back this year!   Register today!!

WINTER VACATION FUN CAMP * February 16 & 18, 12-3, open to all riders age 7 and up.  $40 per day, registration/payment due by February 12.  Limit 15 riders.

There will be NO LESSONS:

Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14, due to the Daniel Stewart Clinic.  Please email/text Allie to reschedule your lesson.  

*Boarders, please check with Amanda for arena availability.  Lease horses will not be available.

Amanda will NOT be teaching on:

February 11

February 13

February 16

February 19

February 20

February 25

*Amanda will be available on Sunday, February 21 for make up lessons.  Email/text Allie ASAP to secure a lesson time.

*School vacation is approaching, please remember to cancel or reschedule your lessons if you will be away.  Vacation week is also a great opportunity to add an extra lesson!!

Exciting new things coming to NCH!!

*NCH Spring Preschool program!  This is a weekly program for children 3-6 years, starting May 3.  The class will be held on Tuesdays, 11-12:30, the children will learn about safety, grooming, beginner riding skills and do some crafts.  $80 per child for 8 weeks.  Another session will be offered for 6 weeks in the fall.

* Bits and Pieces Tack Shop will be expanding this Spring!  More information coming soon!

-A beginner rider/camp rider starter set will be offered this Spring.  Set includes a helmet, paddock boots, riding jods and riding gloves.  Price and order form will be available on the web site soon!!!

NCH Summer Camp is looking for a few Counselors in Training this summer!  Riders age 15 and older, with valid working papers can apply for a part time position.  Resume with cover letter should be submitted to summercamp.nch@gmail.com before March 1.  Please include your availability.

Jumper jackpot and Game night, ongoing fun during the winter months!  1st and 3rd Fridays.  End of season awards!!!

The NCH IEA Teams are heading to Regional competition in March, Zones at the beginning of April, and hopefully onto Nationals at the Kentucky Horse Park!!!  Congrats to all the riders on a successful season!  Open registration for the 2016-2017 season begins in May!   Riders in grades 6-12 are eligible to join the team!

2016 NCH Horse Show Dates:

May 1 

June 5

July 17

September 25

*All riders are able to participate in NCH home shows, and must have at least 5 lessons prior to the show.  A informational meeting will be held prior to show season, date and time TBA soon.  An awards party will be held in the fall.

Non-NCH show dates will be announced soon!

Reminders:

All riders must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to lesson time orse assignments are listed on the board, so riders can retrieve appropriate tack upon arrival.  Horses are to be groomed before and after each lesson, and wash stalls must be swept after each use.

Riders are expected to put away all tack after their lesson and help put horses away.

-All lessons must be scheduled and canceled by phone, test for email with Allie to avoid being charged for a no-show. 518-858-5472 or lessons.nch@gmail.com

NCH has a 24 hour cancellation policy.

All riders, boarders and lessors should have already filled out their 2016 releases and contracts.  If you have not, please remind your trainer ASAP!

Lesson payments are due at the time of the lesson,  Square invoices will be sent for any lessons, board or leases not paid on time.  Late fees will be charged.  Please remember to check the board for any vet, farrier or horse show bills.  On time payments are appreciated!

A calendar is now posted in the barn, please check it for all upcoming events!

Happy Riding!!!