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!!🐎