December News at NCH

We hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving!   It's hard to believe December is here!  

Thank you for all the great donations to the Animal Shelter for no stirrup November!!! 🐩😺

As we approach the holiday season, NCH offers gift certificates for lessons and summer camp!  If you are looking for some gift ideas for your rider, let us know!  NCH saddle pads are available, they make a great gift!!  Winter riding gear makes great gifts too!🎁


As winter is approaching, NCH will cancel lessons if the temperature goes below 20 degrees or there is a snow storm.  We will text, email and post ALL cancellations due to weather on facebook also. 


*Riders should dress in layers, and make sure your child's gloves are form fitting.  Bulking gloves make it difficult to hold the reins.  Winter riding gloves are available, for warmth and safety! 

The viewing room is open and heated for watching riders.  Upstairs is NO longer open for viewing, and please do NOT stand in front of the gate into the arena, this is for the safety of parents, siblings, riders and horses.    We are looking for a few high bar chairs for the viewing room.  


*Sips n Saddles adult ride night is Wednesday, December 7 riding at 7:00pm.  $25  🍷

*Game Night is Tuesday, December 13, warm up at 6:00pm  $25🏆💰

RSVP before Sunday night prior to these dates

NCH Holiday Festivities:🎄🍪⛄

Sunday, December 18 at 10:00am, please join us for a private showing of the documentary, Harry and Snowman.  Amanda has rented out the Bow Tie Theater in Saratoga Springs, tickets are only $7.00 each and MUST be purchased from Amanda.  Seats are limited, tickets are selling fast!  

After the movie, join us for the 5th Annual NCH Deck the Stalls Holiday Party!  1:30-3:30, stall decorating, treats and hot chocolate.  Sign up for a stall as a team or individual.

                                                                           ****ALL decorations must be taken down BEFORE January 2nd****


-Lessons will be held from 1:00-5:00 on December 18th.  



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**Please confirm or reschedule lessons ahead of time during the busy holiday season!!  Contact Allie at 858-5472,



Please do not park close to the entrance to the barn, for the safety of horses, equipment and NCH staff

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to lesson time.  Late arrivals may result in shorter ride time

Please cancel with at least 24 hour notice.  Horse assignments are done at the start of each week.

Please clean wash stalls after every use 

Bills are posted on the board in the lounge

Winter leases available by the month

NCH now has a chore chart!  Any tack left out, wash stalls not cleaned, blankets not  put back on, etc.  Riders will have an hour worth of chores.  😬


Looking ahead to 2017

*All riders, boarders, and lessors will be required to sign new paperwork   Some fees may have a slight increase for the new yea

*Tentative NCH Horse show dates: April 30, May 21 (TCRA), June 11, August 20 and September 17

*Summer camp!!  Session 1 will start July 10.  6 weeks of camp, including 3 weeks of pony pals and 2 advanced camp weeks (by invitation).  

 And new for 2017,  a week of camp for all IEA Team riders, August 28!!

Happy Riding!!