February News at NCH

Happy February!


Please note the changes in the NCH important dates:

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*February 3-5 * NO LESSONS or lease rides, at all.  We will be hosting an IEA show!


February 19-23 * School vacation, extra lesson times will be available.  


March 2-4 *  Limited lessons, IEA Regional competition


March 9 * Horse Show meeting from 5:30-7:30 at Amanda's house, 430 Clark Rd.  We will be sending an e-vite out in a few weeks.  This meeting is for ALL riders of all ages and abilities that are interested in participating in the 2018 horse shows.  IEA Team information will be available for middle and high school riders.


Please make sure you have updated your 2018 riding releases, credit card forms, and contact information.  Boarders/lessors will be receiving their contracts this week and next.


Summer camp registration is available at www.ridench.com * ALL inquiries should be emailed to summercamp.nch@gmail.com 


Winter has been good to us the past few weeks, hopefully it will continue!!  If we need to cancel lessons due to inclement weather, you will receive an email, text or phone call.  We do not follow school cancellations!  ALL lessons must be scheduled and canceled with Allie at 518-858-5472, lessons.nch@gmail.com


Riders planning to participate in the 2018 NCH Series home shows, must have at least 5 lessons prior to the show.  Save these dates!!!

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*April 29

*May 27

*July 29

*August 19

*September 16


Riders that participate in at least 3 NCH shows will qualify for year end awards to be handed out at The Evening of Champions Awards Dinner in the fall.  Date and location TBD.

Riders must fill out a horse request/entry form for all shows.  Payment is due prior to, or the day of the horse show to avoid a 20% surcharge.  Riders who cancel within 48 hours of the show will receive a bill for entry fees.

**Summer camp horse show will return this year, on Sunday, August 26th!!


Riders interested in traveling to away shows (Vermont and Syracuse), sign up sheets are posted in the lounge.  The horse show meeting will have more information on these shows too.  



Riders must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to lesson time

24 hour notice must be given to avoid being charged for a missed lesson.  Riders who miss more that 3 lessons in a row, may lose their lesson time.

Wash stalls must be swept after every ride

Blankets and halters must be replaced on the proper horses after each ride.  Name tags are being attached to blankets


Lesson packages must be prepaid at or BEFORE the first lesson to receive the discounted price of $140.  Keeping a credit card on file is appreciated to be charged when a new package is due.  Lesson packages paid after the first lesson is $160 (5 lessons).  If you would like to receive online billing through square, please email financial.nch@gmail.com

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