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 :)


Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer Lesson Scheduling!

Hey Raynham Riders!

Wow, it’s hard to believe the school year is almost over! 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 Lesson 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. If you have any issues, please let me know!
Group Lesson Schedule:

7:00pm – Intermediate/
7:00pm –
7:00pm –
10:30am – Novice/
1:30pm –
Adv. Beginner/

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 calendar as Lindsay and Nikki will not be available to coach regularly on weekends but Helen, Julia and Amy will be teaching Saturdays and are able to teach intermediate riders as well.

There will be two options for payments:

  1. Credit Card - Pay for lessons online through the scheduler when booking
  • Group Lessons  = $52.50
  • Private Lessons = $67.50
  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.  This will also save you the online payment-processing fee.
  • Package of 8 Group Lessons = $420.00
  • Package of 8 Private Lessons = $540.00