April News at NCH

Another busy month of activities at NCH!!  

***Important reminder: ALL outstanding horse show, lesson, lease and board bills must be paid up to date.  As of April 4, any outstanding bills will have a 20% late fee added.  Square invoices will be sent, please pay ASAP.  Your attention to paying on time is greatly appreciated.

DATE CHANGE:  The NCH Tack Sale and Open House will be held on Saturday, April 30th from 10-2.  Summer camp, lessons, horse shows, and IEA Team information and sign ups will be available.  Along with a used tack and clothing sale.  The summer camp/lesson starter outfit will also be available for purchase, and order.  This set includes helmet, riding pants, gloves and boots!  2016 Horse show dates and sign ups will be available.  Please let Amanda know if there are any shows you would like to attend this year.  TCRA forms are available in the office.

*Riders participating in the May 1 show will be getting the horses and farm "show ready"  on 4/30.  

*Volunteers are needed for show day, please let me know if you are willing to help out.  Volunteers help keep the cost of running the show down.

May 1 NCH Horse Show:  This is a great opportunity for riders of all ages and abilities to participate.  Horse request and entry forms are in the office, please ask your trainer to help assist you in filling them out.  Forms must be filled out before April 24.  Trainers have a tough job of organizing all the riders with their requested horses.  

**NCH show dates, May 1, June 5, July 17 and September 25 *  an end of the year awards party to be held in October!!

*Riders returning after the winter must have at least 5 lessons prior to participating in a NCH horse show.



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April school vacation is coming, please let us know if you are interested in sending your rider to a few days of camp to be held the week of April 25-29.  suggestion welcome!

Or a great opportunity to add an extra lesson or two before the horse show.  

Saturday, May 14 NCH will be participating in Saddle Up for St. Jude's.  Please consider participating and donating to this event.  Sign up sheet is on the board, donation information will be available online, www.ridench.com

NCH welcomed a few new horses this week!  Squishy, who is about to have a baby!!!  Also, Marvelous, Sonny and Spud.  Look for new lesson horses be added to the schedule soon!!!

Summer camp is filling up, pony pals is totally full!!  Please be sure to fill out your registration forms online at www.ridench.com

All questions or inquiries can be sent to summercamp.nch@gmail.com

Spring Preschool Program will start May 3.  This 8 week program will be held on Tuesdays, from 11-12:30 for 3-6 year olds.  This is a great opportunity for an introduction to safety, pony grooming, beginner riding skills along with a craft (time permitting).  $80 per child for the 8 week session.

**Please let us know if you are interested, space is limited.  Forms will be available online at www.ridench.com

Lessons will continue to be taught 7 days a week at NCH.  The IEA Team holds practice every Saturday from 3-5, so lessons are not scheduled on Saturday afternoons.  

*All lessons must be scheduled and canceled with Allie via text, call or email.  518-858-5472 or lessons.nch@gmail.com

We have a few available spots in the spring schedule!

We are looking for adult riders to hold an adult riding lesson on Fridays, late mornings or early afternoons!  Please let me know if you are interested and your availability.


-it is the responsibility of ALL riders to return their tack, clean their wash stall, keep the barn and tack room clean and organized.  

-all riders must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to lesson time for tack, grooming and tacking up.  Horses must be properly groomed and put away with their halters and blankets by riders/trainers after every lesson

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

-please remember to check the board for all farrier and farm bills.  Please pay on time to avoid late fees

-even though its April, the weather can be tricky, remember to dress your riders in layers and appropriate footwear for their time at the farm