Thursday, August 17, 2017

Fall Lesson Registration

Hey Raynham Riders!  

It's hard to believe that we're more than halfway through August already.  While I'm not nearly ready for the summer to be over, I can't wait to see everyone back in the saddle!  I'm sorry for the delay in getting this posted, life here at Raynham has been busy (as usual!) but this summer we had some extra excitement. Last weekend we celebrated the wedding of my brother, Ryan and Cristina!  Despite a crazy thunderstorm the night before (causing a challenging power outage!), it was a beautiful day.  Many of our riders and staff helped make it possible so we wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone involved. I know Ryan and Cristina were touched by the kindness and generosity of the wonderful group of people we have here at Raynham.

Below is the link for the fall lesson registration form.  I have split the registration form up by group lessons and private lessons again 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 preferred times, please let me know in the comments sections and I will do my absolute best.

Again, we are looking forward to seeing everyone back at the barn soon!

Nikki, Lindsay & Caryn


Sunday, July 30, 2017

In Memoriam - Abby "Abracadabra"

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of our homebred mare Abby aka Abracadabra who was euthanized after an accident on cross country at Glenarden Horse Trials yesterday.  We are very thankful that her rider, Bianca Iddiols, appears to be okay other than a possible wrist fracture and concussion.  She was taken to Headwaters Health Care Center to be checked out and was released late last night.  

Abby and Bianca were having a fantastic day, in 4th place after dressage and stadium with their best dressage score to date. They were more than half way around cross-country when Abby just stumbled slightly on takeoff to a fence and was unable to recover, causing her to fall on her shoulder on landing. Bianca was thrown clear but tragically Abby’s upper front leg fractured from the impact of her fall. Abby was quickly and humanely euthanized on course.

We are thankful to the team at Glenarden for their fast response and compassionate care of Abby and Bianca. We would like to especially thank Jay & Pippa Hambly, TD Peggy, the medics, jump judges and vet on call, Dr. Allan Macleod, who is also our barn vet.  We would also like to thank our wonderful group of riders here at Raynham Stables for their outpouring of love and support; immediately jumping to action, helping wherever needed and banding together during such a difficult time. 

Abby was our second homebred foal and was born in 2007 from Havana, one of Lindsay’s top event horses.   Bianca began working with Abby two years ago and we couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful rider for her.   They had become a capable and confident team and we are very proud of their successes and were excited for their future together.  Our hearts go out to Bianca, who is devastated by the loss of her partner.


We are all broken-hearted but feel fortunate to have such a wonderful, supportive barn family to help us heal.   Thank you again to everyone for your support during this difficult time.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Summer Camps, Lessons & Volunteer Day!


Hey Raynham Riders!

It’s hard to believe but the spring session will be over in less than a month!  We’d like to thank all of our terrific students and staff for a fantastic year.  We hope we will see everyone at the barn this summer; details on summer lesson 
scheduling are below.  All the classes are individual bookings so even if you can only come for a few classes, you won’t be as rusty in September!   Don’t forget fall lesson registration opens August 1st on the website!

See you in the barn!

Nikki, Lindsay & Caryn!
SUMMER CAMP 2017!!
Painted ponies is a favourite camp activity!  Look how young Ally is in this photo, we clearly need to get some new painted pony photos this summer!
Have you registered for summer camp yet?  We still have spaces available for all sessions but sessions are filling fast so don’t miss out!  REGISTER ONLINE NOW!  Our fabulous summer camps are appropriate for riders ages 7 – 16 and feature TWO rides daily, fun program options, late-night BBQ and always-fantastic parent show on the last day!

We also still have a few positions available for CREW campers, if you are interested, details can be found here.   Crew acceptance emails were sent out today, if you applied but did not receive an email, please email Nikki and we'll sort it out!
Spring Volunteer Day - Saturday, June 10th:
We'd like to say a HUGE thanks to everyone that came out to help this past Saturday, we knocked a bunch of stuff off the list!  If you weren’t able to come last weekend, we are having a second volunteer day Saturday, June 10th
We will have jobs for all ages (Moms and Dads – your help is much appreciated too!) or this is a great opportunity to get volunteer hours if you’re in high school.  We will provide a BBQ lunch and we have PRIZES for participants!  We hope to see you all there!


Summer Lesson Scheduling Details!
As in past years, we book summer lessons separately from the September – June schedule as everyone’s lives are so hectic in the summer!  We will be using the online scheduler again this summer to make scheduling easier and more flexible for everyone.   Simply pick the dates and times that work for you on the online scheduler and pay only for the classes you can attend.  The scheduler also allows you to book recurring lessons so you do not have to schedule each class individually if you are able to come the same time each week.   The scheduler does not allow bookings less than 24 hours out so don’t forget to book in advance.  We are closed Sundays during July & August so that the school horses still get a day off each week.  The scheduler will be available for current students starting this Friday, June 2nd. If you are not already taking lessons here at Raynham, please wait until Friday, June 9th to book as we give priority to our current students. If you have any issues, please let me know!

Group Lesson Schedule:

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdaySaturday
7:00pm –
Intermediate
8:00pm –
Intermediate/
Advanced
7:00pm –
Intermediate
 6:00pm –
Novice/
Intermediate
10:30am – Novice/
Intermediate
1:30pm –
Adv. Beginner/
Novice

Private Lessons:
There are openings Mondays – Thursdays and Saturdays for private lessons, please select the appropriate calendar for your level.  For Saturdays, only the Beginner/Novice/Intermediate calendar as Lindsay and Nikki will not be available to coach regularly on weekends but Helen, Amy and Alex will be teaching Saturdays and are able to teach intermediate riders as well.

Payment:
There are two options for payments:
  1. Credit Card - Pay for lessons online through the scheduler when booking
  • Group Lessons = $55.00
  • Private Lessons = $70.00
  1. Cash, Cheque or e-Transfer – If you prefer to pay by cash, cheque or e-Transfer, let me know BEFORE booking.  I will invoice you for a package and send you a coupon code to enter so the scheduler knows you have already paid. 
  • Package of 8 Group Lessons = $420.00
  • Package of 8 Private Lessons = $540.00

http://www.raynhamstables.com/summer-lesson-scheduling.html

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Spring Volunteer Days!

Saturday, May 27th
& Saturday, June 10th
9:00am – 4:00pm
(You don’t have to stay all day, any help is appreciated)

BBQ, Prizes & Challenges!

Calling all Raynham boarders, lesson students, show students & their families! We’re always working to improve the facilities here at Raynham Stables to make it a better place to ride. Here’s your chance to be a part of it! 

As always, we have a ton of projects to tackle around the farm!  There are so many things to do this year that we are planning TWO volunteer days!   The volunteer days will run 9:00am - 4:00pm but you do not need to stay all day, any help is appreciated!    We hope to see many Raynham riders out to lend a hand!  There will be jobs appropriate for younger students as well as parents (Dads - we're looking at you!).

Jobs include:

- Finish fencing in back field
- Clean/organise loft
- Take down old swing set
- Sanding and repainting the wood stadium jumps
- Staining/painting XC jumps
- Building new picnic tables
- Painting new picnic tables and re-paint old tables
- Repairing and staining the wash stalls
- Sanding and staining doors to tack-up area
- Bag & label winter horse blankets for pick-up to be cleaned
- Clean up gardens and re-plant
- Disassemble camp tent decks
- Clean up branches (everywhere!!!)
- Dig out corners around dressage ring & repair railway ties around perimeter
- Rake and pick paddocks
- Trim brush around fence lines
- And more!

We will be holding a raffle for horses prizes and some FREE private lessons (jumping or dressage, your choice!) at the end of the day.  You get a ticket to put into the draw for each hour that you are here helping out!  Also we will be providing a BBQ lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Thanks in advance for your support!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Friday, May 5th - Jumping Clinic with Marika VanHoogenhuize

Hey Raynham Riders!

Sorry for the short notice.  We are planning to run a jumping clinic with Marika VanHoogenhuize this Friday.  She was our fantastic judge at the schooling show last weekend and spent many years training under Eric Lamaze.  She also coaches Lindsay occasionally and has a fantastic eye and is very clear and specific in her coaching.


We are planning to run four, 1 1/2-hour groups if interest demands, starting at 1pm and running until 7pm.  The cost will be $60.00 if you own/lease/show board (since you will not do a practice ride Friday if you ride in the clinic).  The cost for riding school students is $80.00.  

If you are interested, please email Nikki ASAP and we will put a schedule together.  I hope many of you are able to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity!

Nikki

Friday, April 28, 2017

Schooling Show Start Times

Spring Schooling Show Start Times

Hey Raynham Riders!  

We hope you are excited the schooling show this Saturday.   Fingers crossed the weather stays lovely for tomorrow!  Just a reminder that we will be having our Second Hand Sale Fundraiser running tomorrow, so please bring cash or cheque.  Funds will be going towards installing outdoor lighting in the stadium ring!

IMPORTANT DETAILS:
- Riders need to arrive at least 45 min before their ride time to do fantastic grooming job and get tacked up.
- Head to the camp trailer when you arrive for registration & to pick up your number
- Show attire is not required (unless you are a show rider!), just dress neatly and warmly.
- Please leave dogs at home since it will be a busy day.

- Breakfast and lunch will be available for sale in the camp trailer!

See you tomorrow!

Nikki, Lindsay & Caryn

Pre-Training

Rider
Horse
Dressage
Stadium
Amy
Kryschuk
Freaky
9:00am
9:45am
Helen
Cheyne
Java
9:06am
9:47am
Emily
Johnson
Bert
9:12am
9:49am
Claudia
Oppedisano
Thor
9:18am
9:51am
Julia
Takimoto
Ernie
9:24am
----

Entry

Rider
Horse
Dressage
Stadium
Mika
Schwartz
Sampson
9:30am
10:15am
Julia
Takimoto
Autumn
---
10:17am
Katie
Vandeloo
Patches
---
10:19am  (pause)
Sophia
Lingard
Apple Pie
9:36am
10:30am
Lyndsay
Lowe
Freckles
9:42am
10:32am
Heather
Gamble
Michelangelo
9:48am
10:34am
Ashley
Boultbee
Magnum
9:54am
10:36am
Beatriz
Beyer
Java
10:00am
10:38am  (pause)
Erica
Keaveney
Apple Pie
10:06am
10:50am
Gabby
Turcotte
Freckles
10:12am
10:52am
Ariana
Schmit-Chow
Mike
10:18am
10:54am
Amy
Kryschuk
River
10:24am
10:56am
Steph
Shatilla
Noah
10:30am
10:58am 

Pre-Entry
  
Rider
Horse
Dressage
Stadium
Lily
Bain
Rumba
10:36am
11:32am
Chloe
Di Monte
Richelle
10:42am
11:34am
Robin
Copp
Sunny
10:48am
11:36am
Nicole
Downar
Sampson
10:54am
11:30am*jump 1st
Rachel
Keaveney
Patches
11:00am
11:38am
Hope
Wintle
Autumn
11:06am
11:40am
Matheson
Verzin
Sampson
11:12am
11:42am

Dressage Division  

Rider
Horse
Dressage
Stadium
Rachel
Kocaurek
Georgie
11:28am
N/A
Danyele
Champagne
Breeze
11:34am
N/A
Veronica
Low
Magnum
11:40am
N/A
Kathy
Campbell
Ruby
11:46am
N/A
Katie
Vandeloo
Ernie
11:52am
N/A
Maija
Karhuniemi
Georgie
11:58am
N/A

Novice

Rider
Horse
Flat Class
Stadium
FLIGHT A  - Split into two groups for flat class
Ava
Policicchio
Purdy
1:00pm
2:04pm
Hannah
Mills
Freckles
1:00pm
2:06pm
Ashley
Khan
Rumba
1:00pm
2:08pm
Isabella
Mills
Jynx
1:00pm
2:10pm
Olivia
Greco
Jazz
1:00pm
2:12pm
FLIGHT B – Will jump first
Lili
Rizzo
Jynx
1:20pm
1:48pm
Julia
Hajdas
Freckles
1:20pm
1:50pm
Shayna
Rips
Noah
1:20pm
1:52pm
Emily
Eliraz
Rumba
1:20pm
1:54pm

Smurf

Rider
Horse
Flat Class
Cross Rail Course
Emma
Trudeau
Jazz
2:20pm
2:50pm
Kate
Zantingh
Jynx
2:20pm
2:52pm
Mila
Bordin
Richelle
2:20pm
2:54pm