February 2019 Newsletter

Happy February!!!

Please note - NCH will send all lesson students/parents a text, email and post on Facebook when lessons are cancelled due to the cold weather or snow.  We do NOT follow the school closings or after school cancellations.  

***** Winter Break Horse Camp!!  Give your kids some extra barn time over school vacation, February 18-22.  Riders can attend 1 day or all 5 days!  Info and registration at www.ridench.com******

ALL the NCH Teams are having a great season.  Congratulations to the AEL Team, Champion at the Met this past weekend!!

The IEA Hunt Seat Middle and High School Teams have 19 riders headed to Regionals next weekend!!!    In April, IEA Dressage Team has 10 riders heading to Nationals!!

* As the teams head into a very busy post season, the arena will be very crowded during team practices.  Boarders, please check with Amanda on availability.

Tuesdays 5:30-7:30

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30

Saturdays 2:00- 4:00

ALL lessons must be scheduled and canceled with Allie, at least 24 hours before the lesson.  Riders are kept on the schedule continuously every week at their set day and time, unless notified.  

By now, all rider's paperwork should have been updated and signed for 2019.  If not, please ask your trainer for the forms to update.

Summer Camp registration is open!!  6 weeks of summer horse camp will run July 1- August 9th.  Registration and all info at www.ridench.com

Any questions or inquiries must be sent to summercamp.nch@gmail.com

NCH is planning our annual Horse Show Meeting, March 24th.  We will have all the 2019 how dates for NCH home shows along with info/sign ups on away shows too.  

This is an important meeting for ALL riders of ALL ages and abilities to attend.  NCH shows are a great way to introduce riders to showing.  We will go over the dates, horse request forms, proper show attire, show weekend information and costs.


All riders must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to lesson time

Riders that arrive late may be refused a lesson or have a shorter ride time and be charged for the full lesson

Lesson packages are to be paid PRIOR to or at the first lesson of the package in order to receive the discounted price of $140.  Otherwise, the 5 pack is $160.

Riders are expected to clean their wash stalls during and after use

Blankets and halters must be replaced on the proper horse after use.  Please replace missing name tags if needed

Please check the board in the lounge for bills and other information weekly.  A copy of this newsletter is posted for reference

ALL family members must stay inside the warm lounge for the safety of all, family members, riders, horses and NCH staff

Riders that are not properly dressed may be refused a lesson, a ground lesson may be available at the discretion of NCH staff

Please keep the tack room and wash stalls clean and neat.  ALL items must kept in your tack trunks!

Parents - please make sure to share this important information with your riders.  And please make sure your riders have warm clothes layered, tight fitting gloves, and proper warm riding boots for the winter months.  Hand warmers are a big help in keeping the kids warm!

Important email addresses:

All financial inquiries:


Lessons - scheduling and cancellations:


518-858-5472  -  text for all last minute changes

Summer camp:


IEA/AEL teams:



Happy Riding!!