April News at North Country Horses


Happy April!



Happy school vacation week!  Please let me know if you would like to schedule your rider for an extra lesson this week!!


Only 4 weeks until the 1st of the NCH 2018 Horse Show Series!   Horse request/entry forms are in the lounge.  Please return to the desk in the office when both sides are completely filled out.  Boarders/lessors have just an entry form to fill out.  Please make sure all forms are returned April 15th.  Trainers are available to help young riders fill out their horse requests and will advise on the proper classes.



Important dates:


April 1 * No lessons

April 6 * Adult ride starts, Friday nights at 6:30 (message Amanda to sign up)

April 9 * New lesson schedule starts for groups/semi-private lessons * Please make sure to confirm your existing or new day/time. 

April 14 * NCH clean up day

April 15 Spa day, rain date for clean up day

April 18-22 * Amanda at IEA Nationals

April 28 * Pre- show group lessons, boarder lessons only

April 29 NCH Show * NO lessons

April 30 * No lessons

May 18-20 * GMHA Show * limited lessons

May 26 * Pre show and boarder lessons only

May 27 * NCH Show, No lessons

May 28 * No lessons


*The day before the show, we will have group lesson appropriate for the beginner rider classes, giving riders an opportunity to learn what to expect and practice for their classes in the show.  Times will be announced a few days before, please let me know if you want to sign your beginner riders up.


Volunteers needed to help clean up the farm on Saturday, April 14th.  On Sunday, April 15, will be a spa day for the horses, or the rain date for clean up day.  Please consider giving a couple hours of your time to help get the farm and horses show ready!!  Sign up sheet in the lounge.



Volunteer sign up sheet will be posted in the lounge for NCH horse shows.  Concession stand, ribbon runners, set up and clean up help is needed on Saturday and Sunday.

Please remember, riders are to help get the horses and farm ready on Saturdays, before the show.  Show information is in the lounge, for anyone that missed the show meeting.


*Please note a change in the NCH Tiny Trotter program:  Tiny trotters are now for ages 4-6 years old, and the lesson will be a full 30 minutes including safety, grooming, tacking and riding.  The cost of the tiny trotters lessons are now $32 each or 5 prepaid lessons for $140.


As horse show season approaches, weekend lessons may be affected by horses and trainers going to shows, along with NCH home shows.


Summer camp is filling up!  Registration and information is online at www.ridench.com

ALL questions can be emailed to summercamp.nch@gmail.com




Arrive 15 minutes prior to lesson time

24 hour cancellation notice to avoid being charged for the lesson

All riders must sweep their wash stalls, return blankets, etc

NCH has 6 trainers for the Spring/Summer season, teaching 7 days a week, please note that riders may not have the same trainer for every lesson

Horse assignments are done at the start of the week based on the lessons/shows scheduled and the horses needed days of rest

All lessons must be scheduled and cancelled with Allie at 518-858-5472 or lessons.nch@gmail.com.



Clothing orders should be in by April 21, please plan to pay via cash or check at time of pick up.  An invoice will be attached to your order.