Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Dressage Only Division for Schooling Show

Hey Raynham Riders!

We are also going to be offering a dressage division for the schooling show on Saturday.  We will be using the USEF Training Level Test #1.  I have updated the schooling show to include this option.  If you have already registered and included a note that you wanted to do the dressage division, you do not have to enter again!

Nikki

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Schooling Show, Lesson Cancellation Reminder, Birthday Party Helpers & Camp!

 Schooling Show & Fundraiser – Saturday, April 29th

Hey Raynham Riders!
We will be having our annual spring schooling show on Saturday, April 29th! Schooling shows are a great way to meet other Raynham students, be able to test your progress and have a ton of fun! This schooling show is mandatory for show team riders but we encourage all of our riders to come out and participate! Even if you don't feel up to riding, come on out and cheer on your fellow riders!
Proceeds from the schooling show will be going towards install mirrors in the small indoor arena. Mirrors allow riders to check their position and be able to visualize the instructions they are receiving. We feel that this will be a huge benefit to our riders!
We will also be having a high-end second-hand sale as a fundraiser towards installing outdoor lighting in the stadium ring. This will greatly extend the time we can use the outdoor ring!  Please bring cash or cheque (payable to Raynham Show Team) for any purchases.
For further details and to register online: http://www.raynhamstables.com/schooling-shows.html
The weather is supposed to be great, we’ll have the BBQ going so it should be a fantastic day!  We hope to see you all there!

Lesson Cancellation Reminder
Just a gentle reminder to please provide as much notice as possible if you are going to be missing a lesson so that we can open up your spot on the scheduler.  If everyone is able to give at least one week’s notice (aside from illness or last minute emergencies) it will make it much easier for everyone to be able to schedule make-up lessons.  Please remember, make up lessons are not guaranteed and private lesson make-ups MAY have to be taken in a group class.  I will try to also post about openings in the schedule on our Facebook page, so please follow us if you’d like to receive notice about upcoming openings.   Full make-up lesson policy can be viewed here:  http://www.raynhamstables.com/riding-school-policies.html

Birthday Party Helpers

We are looking for some helpers (must be in Grade 7 or higher), who would like to earn volunteer hours or a practice ride (45 min ride without instruction) in exchange for assisting with birthday parties!  You will assist party guest with grooming and saddling and then lead a horse/pony during the mounted portion of the party.  Some parties choose to do a photo frame craft so you may be assisting children with decorating a photo frame instead.  Helpers need to be upbeat, enthusiastic and help keep the party running smoothly and safely.

Parties run on Saturdays and Sundays, generally 3 - 5pm.  Helpers need to arrive 30 min early to help set up and stay 30 min after to clean up, so three hours in total.  

If you are interested, please email Nikki – info@raynhamstables.com


2017 Summer Camp!

What's the BEST way to spend your summer vacation? At Raynham Stables Summer Camp!  July sessions are filling quickly, register soon to avoid disappointment! 

Here are the 2017 Dates & Themes:
Session One: July 3rd - July 14th 
·       Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
Session Two: July 17th - July 28th
·       Raynham Three Day Event!
Session Three: July 31 - August 11th 
·       Wild, Wild West
Session Four: August 14th - August 25th
·       The Secret Life of Ponies!

For further details or to register online now, see our website: http://www.raynhamstables.com/day-camp.html 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Spring Schooling Show - Saturday, April 29th

Hey Raynham Riders!

We will be having our annual spring schooling show on Saturday, April 29th!  Schooling shows are a great way to meet other Raynham riders, be able to test your progress and have a ton of fun!  This schooling show is mandatory for show team riders but we encourage all of our riders to come out an participate!  Even if you don't feel up to riding, come on out and cheer on your fellow riders!  We will also be having a high-end second-hand sale as a fundraiser towards installing outdoor lighting in the stadium ring.  This will greatly extend the time we can use the outdoor ring!

Proceeds from the schooling show will be going towards install mirrors in the small indoor arena. Mirrors allow riders to check their position and be able to visualise the instructions they are receiving.  We feel that this will be a huge benefit to our riders!

For further details and to register online: http://www.raynhamstables.com/schooling-shows.html

We're looking forward to a great day, we hope to see you all there!

Nikki, Lindsay & Caryn


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Online Lesson Scheduler Updated

Hey Raynham Riders,

Thanks for your patience waiting for the online scheduler to be updated.  With so many changes this session and Lindsay and Caryn being away, it took me much longer than usual to enter the new schedule.   When rebooking, please be sure to check the class descriptions as some of the group classes have moved around!

If you know of any classes you will be missing, please let me know ASAP so I can open up those spots on the scheduler.  You can also reschedule the class yourself through the confirmation email you should have received in the past week.

Please let me know if you have any questions or issues!  See you in the barn,

Nikki

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Session Three Lesson Schedule: March 20th - June 25th

Hey Raynham Riders!

A big welcome back to everyone who is returning to lessons this session, we're happy to have you back!

There are a few issues with the schedule still, I'm not 100% happy with it, but I needed to get it posted so that we have a plan for next week.  If you are missing from the schedule or are scheduled for a time that you cannot ride at, please let me know ASAP.

The weather looks like it's going to turn the corner - fingers crossed we'll be riding outside again soon!

Nikki





Monday, March 13, 2017

Times for Clinic

Hey Guys,

So we will have to keep an eye on the weather tomorrow, fingers crossed the snow doesn't cause problems!  If the driving seems unsafe, I will post here by 8am.    Here are the groups for tomorrow.

Tuesday - Indoor Eventing/Show Jumping

11:15am - 12:30pm
1.  Mika - Sampson
2. Ariana - Mike
3. Beatriz - Java
4. Hope - Autumn
5. Rachel - Patches

1:00pm - 2:15pm
1. Dawn - Apple Pie
2. Amy - Freaky
3. Helen - Java
4. Jessie - Jack
5. Lyndsay - Freckles

Wednesday - Dressage 
* Riders should mount 15min early to warm up.  Riders are welcome to learn a dressage test to run through if they wish!

10:00am - Ariana & Mike
10:30am - Mike & Sampson
11:00am - Bianca & Butter
11:30am - Beatriz & Java
12:00pm - Jessie & Jack
1:00pm - Hope & Autumn
1:30pm - Rachel & Patches
2:00pm - Dawn & Apple Pie

Sunday, March 12, 2017

March Break Clinics - Tuesday, March 14th & Wednesday, March 15th

Hey Raynham Riders,

Sorry for the delay in getting this posted!  If you are interested in registering, please reserve a spot using the online scheduler (no fee) and I will post the schedules here on Monday evening.   If you have any specific time/horse requests, please feel free to email me!

Riders are encouraged to stay and watch the other groups.  $70.00 per day or $120 for both days.


Tuesday, March 14th - Indoor Eventing/Show Jumping

- 1hr 15min Group lessons (4-5 riders)
- Novice to Advanced riders welcome
- We will have XC style fences set up.  Lesson will cover how to handle different types of XC fences. Exercise will be modified to suit rider/horse ability.
- Groups will be created based on rider level:  10:00am - 11:15am, 11:15am - 12:30pm, 1pm - 2:15pm, 2:15pm - 3:30pm


Wednesday, March 15th - Dressage

- 30 min private dressage lessons
- Riders are welcome to ride a dressage test to start preparing for show season!
- 10:00am - 3:30pm

Please let me know if you have any other questions!

Nikki