Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Halloween Schooling Show - Saturday, October 29th

We will be having our annual Halloween Schooling Show on Saturday, October 29th.  Everyone is welcome to attend!  We are offering the following levels, if you are uncertain what level to enter, please ask your instructor at your next lesson.

Division Descriptions:

Grasshopper Division - $60.00
  • Flat Class - Walk, posting trot, 2 point at the walk, reverse in the walk 
  • Over Fences - Trot pole course, 4 -6 sets of trot poles 
Smurf Division - $60.00
  • Flat Class - Walk, posting trot, 2-point in trot, individual canter 
  • Over Fences - Crossrail course, 6 - 8 fences, max. 1'6" 
Novice Division - $60.00
  • Flat Class - Walk, trot, 2-point in trot, group canter, 
  • Over Fences - 2'0" max course 
​Pre-Entry Division - $70.00
  • Dressage Flat Class - W/T/C, sitting trot, 20m circles, shallow loops off the track 
  • Over Fences - 2'4" max course 
Entry Division - $70.00
  • Dressage Flat Class - W/T/C, sitting trot without stirrups, 15m circles, shallow loops off the track 
  • Over Fences - 2'8" max course
Pre-Training Division - $70.00
  • Dressage Flat Class - W/T/C, sitting trot & canter without stirrups, 10m circles in trot, 15m circles in canter, walk to canter 
  • Over Fences - 3' max course

Proper show attire is not required – just dress warmly and neatly!   Students will receive a warm up prior to the start of their class time so you should arrive 45min – 1hr early (depending on how long you think it will take you to groom/clean tack)

For further details and to enter online:

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Revised Fall Lesson Schedule

Hey Raynham Riders,

Thank-you to everyone for your patience and support getting the schedule sorted for this fall.  I know I say that it's a challenge every year, but this year seemed especially difficult!  Please check to see if your time has changed - I did have to make quite a few adjustments.  Hopefully this schedule works well for everyone!

Again, if you are missing from the schedule or are booked for a time you cannot ride at, please let me know and I will do my very best to sort it out!

See you in the barn!


Friday, September 2, 2016

Tentative Fall Schedule

Hey Raynham Riders!

I hope everyone is excited as I am for the fall lesson to begin!  It sure feels like fall is coming today after the crazy heat we've had all summer.   The school horses are enjoying their vacation this week but I'm sure they are looking forward to lessons (and treats!) again too!

Here is the TENTATIVE schedule for this session.  If you are missing from the schedule or are schedule for a time that you cannot ride at, don't panic!  Just send me an email and I will sort it out :) I did my very best with the schedule, it was even more challenging than usual this year.  A huge thanks to everyone that helped me figure it out - Helen, Julia, Mackenzie, Amy and Caryn!  I am still missing a few rider's forms and I had to schedule a few riders for times that they did not list as available so I am anticipating that there WILL be changes.  Please check back here Sunday for any revisions. When you arrive for your first lesson of the session next week, please head over to the camp trailer to check in (new rider forms & waivers, payment, etc.)

Thank-you to everyone for your patience and support, it is much appreciated!  Just a reminder that classes resume Monday, September 5th.


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Fall Lesson Registration

Hey Raynham Riders!

It's hard to believe but fall lessons start in just 5 days!  If you have not yet submitted your lesson registration form, please do so ASAP.  I will post the schedule here on the blog as soon as it's finished.

I can't wait to see you all back at the barn :)


Wednesday, August 10, 2016


Hey Raynham Riders,

Raynham Stables is hiring! We are looking for the following positions:

Weekday Barn Staff:  We are looking for a hard-working, enthusiastic adult to help in the barns 8:30am - 4pm, Mondays to Fridays. We can be flexible with the hours if needed and would be happy with two or three part-time staff to split the days. If you are interested, please contact Nikki at to discuss. It's a great workout (no more gym membership required!) and you can't beat being outdoors and working with horses :)

Weeknight Tack-up Help and Weekend Barn Staff:  We are looking for hard-working, enthusiastic teens to help evening and weekend riders tack up, night chores and weekend barn chores. If you are interested, please fill out and submit this application form.

Please let me know if you have any questions!


September 2016 - June 2017 Lesson Registration

Hey Raynham Riders!

Sorry for the delay in getting this posted, life at the farm is go, go, go as usual!  I have split the registration form up by group lessons and private lessons this year in an attempt to simplify creating the schedule.  Please let me know if you have any questions about how to submit your form.

As in previous years, please provide me with AS MANY OPTIONS as possible.  Making the schedule work for all of our riders, horses and instructors is incredibly difficult and having flexibility for times is the only thing that makes it a bit easier!  If you have prefered times, please let me know in the comments sections and I will do my best.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone back at the barn!


Monday, July 25, 2016

Royal Winter Fair Tickets - Saturday, November 5th!

Hey Raynham Riders!

I know it's super early, but we have to reserve our Royal Winter Fair tickets now in order to be able to get group tickets.  There is a new company handling the ticket sales so unfortunately the price has also increased.   This years' tickets are as follows:

Green tickets:  $54.00 + $7.00 processing fee = $61.00 
Blue tickets: $49.50 + $7.00 = $57.00

Tickets include all-day admission to the fair in addition to admission to the evening show at 7pm on Saturday, November 5th. 

In order to be able to book the block of tickets, they have to be paid for by next week.  If you are interested, please email ASAP and let me know how many tickets you would like and which section (blue or green).  Payment can be made by cash, cheque or e-Transfer.

It's going to be a fantastic day/night!  Can't wait to fill up a section with blue and yellow again this year :)