Monday, April 16, 2018

Monday, April 16th - Classes are running today

Hey Raynham Riders,

I still can't believe this nutty weather!! Thankfully the roads are just wet in our area and the driveway has been plowed so we will run classes today.  You CANNOT pass someone along the top of the driveway though, so if you pull in and someone is already coming up the hill, please wait at the entrance to the driveway.  As you are leaving, if someone is already coming in, wait in the flat area by the pond. 

If you cannot make it tonight because the conditions in your area are still bad, just let me know and we're happy to allow you to reschedule.

See you tonight,

Nikki

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Sunday, April 15th - Classes cancelled due to freezing rain

Hey Sunday Riders,

It doesn't look like to weather is going to improve overnight and into Sunday so we have decided to cancel classes again - it seems crazy to be cancelling lessons due to inclement weather in April!  We do not build inclement weather cancellations into the spring session so we are asking that students please schedule a make-up lesson.  I will be posting details on additional times offered to make up the classes from this weekend shortly.

Fingers crossed spring makes an appearance after this storm!   Stay safe tomorrow,

Nikki

Saturday, April 14th - Classes are CANCELLED TODAY

Good morning Raynham Riders,

Change of plans folks - the forecast for this afternoon is looking unpleasant.  It seems like the freezing rain will hit today instead of tomorrow.   We do ask that riders schedule today's class.  We will post shortly with some additional days/times that we will offer lessons.


Sorry everyone!  Hopefully, spring will be here soon :(


Nikki

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Updated Lesson Schedule

Hey Raynham Riders,

We've had a ton of changes to the schedule this session, below is an updated version of the schedule. Again, I appreciate the flexibility from those of you that have switched days!  If there is an issue with your posted time, below, please let me know ASAP!

I'm not 100% happy with the schedule, I prefer group lessons to only have 4 riders if at all possible.  There are a few group classes with only 2 or 3 riders and a few with 5.  I have listed the levels of the lessons below.  If you are riding in a group of 5 and are able to switch to a day/time with fewer students, let me know!

It's great to see so many familiar faces back at the barn!  Fingers crossed the spring-like weather will be arriving soon!

Nikki




Group Lesson Schedule

Monday:
7:00pm: Ring One - Intermediate/Advanced, Teens 
8:00pm: Ring One - Novice/Intermediate, Teen/Adult

Tuesday: 
7:00pm: Ring Two - Novice/Intermediate, Youth/Teen

Wednesday:
6:00pm - Ring Two - Novice/Intermediate, Youth/Teen

Thursday: (Ideally prefer one of these lessons on Wednesdays)
5:30pm: Ring Two - Advanced Beginner, Child/Youth
6:30pm: Ring Two - Novice, Youth
7:00pm: Ring One - Intermediate, Teen
7:30pm: Ring Two - Novice/Intermediate, Youth/Teen 

Saturday: (Ideally prefer one of these lessons on Sundays)
10:30am: Ring One - Intermediate, Adults
11:30am: Ring One - Novice/Intermediate, Youth/Teen 
11:30am: Ring Two - Advanced Beginner, Child/Youth 
12:30pm: Ring One - Advanced, Teen/Adult
12:30pm: Ring Two - Novice, Youth/Teen
  1:30pm: Ring Two - Novice, Youth/Teen

Sunday:
10:30am: Ring Two - Novice/Intermediate, Youth/Teen
11:30am: Ring Two - Advanced Beginner, Child/Youth
12:30pm: Ring Two - Novice/Intermediate - Youth/Teen
  1:30pm: Ring One - Intermediate/Advanced, Teen 






Monday, March 12, 2018

Session Three Lesson Schedule

Hey Everyone,

I apologize for the delay in getting the schedule posted, there was an unprecedented number of changes requested this session.  Below is the TENTATIVE schedule for Session Three, March 17th - June 24th.  I had to shift more students lesson times than usual so there may be further changes required, please check back here Thursday, March 15th for any further changes.

If you are missing from the schedule or a scheduled for a time that does not work for you, please email me to let me know - info@raynhamstables.com.  We are running clinics the next two days so I will not have any time in the office during the day so I will follow up in the evenings.  Please note, that if you did not yet register for the spring session, the only spaces remaining are those highlighted in green.

Thank you so much to everyone for your patience and a HUGE thank you to those of you that were willing to be flexible and shift times so I could try to accommodate all the changes.

I look forward to seeing everyone back in the barn!

Nikki

NOTES:
- Hope W: I am so sorry about shuffling you around so much.  I was trying to create another show team group class but it ended up being Mondays so then I needed another day for your private.  If this doesn't work, let me know and I will figure it out for you :)
- Katie & Marjorie: I switched your Monday & Tuesday lessons since I had to move the Monday @ 8pm group lesson to Tuesday.  Please let me know if this is an issue!
- Ida M: I have not yet scheduled you for a second time.  There is space Tuesday @ 7pm, Wednesday @ 6pm and Thursday @ 7pm or Sunday @ 3:00pm - do any of these options work for you?
- Sophia G. & Vivian G: Are you guys okay with Sundays?  If not, please let me know.  I have not received confirmation from Charlotte yet either.
- Lea G: There simply was not any private lesson spaces available on Saturdays so I have scheduled you into an appropriate group class.  Sunday @ 3:00pm is available if you would prefer that.
- Erica B: Sophia had requested a change so I moved you to Thursdays as well.  You are welcome to remain on Wednesdays @ 6pm if you prefer. Just let me know!
- Chloe D: I needed to create a show team lesson on Saturday mornings, I apologize that this pushed your lesson back to the afternoon.  Please let me know if this is an issue.
- Elizabeth P:  I have moved Elizabeth to the Sunday morning Novice lesson as the other girls in the Saturday class are riding twice a week and competing this year.  Please let me know if that day/time doesn't work for you guys.
- Niki K. - I moved you to a more advanced lesson on Sundays.  If you can't do later in the day, let me know!

There are more people than those listed about that I have shifted - again, my apologies! If it's any consolation, I'm not 100% happy with the schedule either 😂



 









Monday, February 26, 2018

Session Three Lessons, Summer Camp & Show Team!

* This info was sent out via am email blast on Feb 15th but U thought I would post it here as well incase anyone missed it!
Hey Raynham Riders!

With the taste of warmer weather today, it's time to start thinking about spring and summer!

Here's your check list!

1. Session Three Lessons: Please let us know ASAP if you need to make a change to your lesson time, add a lesson or resume classes after taking off a session.  I DO anticipate that there will be many changes to the schedule for next session so I would like to get it posted before March Break so that we have time to resolve any issues.

2. Summer Camp: What's the BEST way to spend your summer vacation? At Raynham Stables Summer Camp! Registration is open now and we are only accepting 20 campers per session this year so register early to avoid disappointment.
REGISTER ONLINE NOW!  (http://www.raynhamstables.com/day-camp.html)

If you are interested in participating in our camp crew program or applying to be staff, you can see more details here (http://raynhamstables.blogspot.ca/2018/02/summer-camp-2018.html) !

3. Show Team 2018: Are you interested in competing with us this summer?  We have packages available for riders from Novice - Advanced and varied levels of commitment, from 4 months to a full year.  If you are interested, please submit this form by Friday, Feb. 23 and come to our information meeting on Friday, March 2nd at 6:30pm at the Nobleton Community Hall (across from the Nobleton Feed Mill).   We look forward to having you as a part of our team!

Please let us know if you have any questions about the upcoming events here at Raynham! We're looking forward to a fantastic spring and summer!

Lindsay, Caryn & Nikki

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Summer Camp 2018!

Hey Raynham Riders,

Despite the very chilly weather the past week, summer will be here before we know it!  And what's  the BEST thing to do during your summer vacation?  Come to Raynham Stables Summer Camp!

Below are our 2018 session dates, themes to be announced shortly.  We are only accepting 20 campers this year, so register early to avoid disappointment!

Nikki

Summer Camp 2018!

Session Dates

Session One: Theme TBA
Tuesday, July 3 – Friday, July 13 (9 days)

Session Two: Theme TBA
Monday, July 16 – Friday, July 27 (10 days)

Session Three: Theme TBA
Monday, July 30 – Friday, Aug 10 (9 days)

Session Four:  Theme TBA
Monday, August 13 – Friday, Aug 24 (10 days)




Camp Crew

Are you entering Grade 9 or 10 in September 2018?  You are eligible to apply to be one of our awesome CREW campers!  See details on the program and application at the bottom of the registration page

Camp Staff

Looking for a fun, rewarding summer job working outdoors with children and horses?  Are you high-energy, enthusiastic and a great role model for our campers? Join our terrific team!  
Please fill out this application and submit by March 10th, 2018.