August News

Congratulations once again to all the riders that participated Sunday in the 3rd NCH show of the 2018 series!  Thank you to the family members and riders that volunteered your time on Saturday and Sunday, your help was very much appreciated!


Our next show is only 18 days away!!!  Please make sure to get your horse request/entry forms filled out - BOTH SIDES - and turned in before August 10th.  We had a lot of late forms, and it slowed down the horse assignments to late Saturday.  Many kids didn't know their horses until Sunday morning.  ALL riders are expected to participate in show prep on Saturday!!!


Please remember while summer camp is in session, lesson and lease rides cannot be scheduled before 2:00pm each day.


IMPORTANT DATES, please mark your calendars:

August 5 - No lessons

August 18 - No lessons or lease rides, show prep  (owners only)

August 19 - No lessons, NCH Horse Show

August 20 - No lessons or lease rides

August 27-31 - IEA Training Camp, for IEA Team riders, lessons may be limited

September 3 - No lessons

September 15 - Limited lessons, show prep

September 16 - No lessons, NCH Horse Show

September 17 - No lessons or lease rides


*NCH Horse Show Series end of year awards party, "An Evening of Champions" will be held in the fall, dates TBA.  Riders that have  participated in at least 3 shows are eligible for year end awards.


NCH now has an AEL Team!!  This team is for 1st grade students to adults!   Please contact Amanda for information @ ieateam.nch@gmail.com


NCH IEA now has 3 teams!  Hunt Seat, Western and Dressage for middle and high school riders.  


REMINDERS:

-Appropriate summer attire for all ages - NO tank tops, short shorts or flip flops allowed. Sleeveless shirts are permitted.  It is very important for riders, along with family members to have appropriate footwear in and around the barn.  Riders that do not have proper long pants and riding boots will not be able to ride for their lesson.

-Riders under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult, and may NOT be dropped off unless prior arrangements have been made with Amanda.

- Please refrain from bringing dogs to the farm, they are not to be in or around the barn or arenas.


-Riders must replace all fly sheets and masks on horses after each lesson.

-CLEAN YOUR WASH STALLS

-Please bring a couple water bottles to your lessons to stay hydrated.


-ALL lessons must be scheduled and canceled with Allie @ 518-858-5472, lessons.nch@gmail.com.  We have a 24 hour cancellation policy to avoid being charged for a missed lesson.  NCH regularly has a waiting list of riders to fill openings.


-Riders must arrive 15 minutes prior to lesson time.  The ride time may be shorted if you are late, grooming and care of the horse will not be.

-Family members are not allowed in the aisle way or at arena gates, and NOT in the arena.  Please respect our rules for safety of the horses, riders and staff.


-Lesson packages are good for 8 weeks time, and must be paid prior to the first lesson to receive the discounted price of $140.  Lesson packages NOT paid prior to the first lesson, the cost for the 5 lessons is $160.  You can fill out a credit card form to keep on file to avoid late payments.


-Boarders, please make sure to keep supplements filled and all of your horse clothing tagged with your horse's name.  Remember to check the board for farrier bills.


Please keep these email addresses in your contacts:

lessons, scheduling and canceling: lessons.nch@gmail.com

summer camp: summercamp.nch@gmail.com

billing/credit cards/square billing: financial.nch@gmail.com

IEA and AEL Teams: ieateam.nch@gmail.com

NCH website: ridench.com


Happy Riding!!🐎🌞