Thursday, October 24, 2013

Upcoming Events

Hello Raynham Riders!

We have a busy few months coming up so there is a ton of information in this post.   To make it easier to follow, I thought I would highlight the points below:

·      Kentucky Show Report!
·      Halloween Schooling Show SATURDAY, October 26th
·      Lesson Session Two: Monday, Oct 28th – December 22nd
·      Royal Winter Fair Tickets – Saturday, November 2nd
·      Raynham Holiday & Awards Banquet – Friday, November 29th
·      Jessica Phoenix Clinic – Friday, December 6th & Saturday, December 7th

Hagyards Kentucky Midsouth 3-Day Event Report

First, I would like to thank everyone for your support while we were away competing in Kentucky this past week.    I would not have been able to achieve my goal of completing my first CCI 1* without the tremendous support from my family (Lindsay & Caryn, my hubby Jamie and my munchkin Alex), my coaches Jo and Jess and of course the wonderful Buttercup.  Much thanks goes out to our amazing barn staff, Leah, Cassie and Lisa and all the weekend girls, our fabulous substitute coaches, Jilly, Kelly and Dawn and of course our awesome students for their encouragement and understanding while Lindsay, Alex and I were MIA this past week.  Despite the wet and chilly conditions, Buttercup and I had a terrific time and learned a ton from the experience.  We are also very proud of our students’ (Alex Simone & River, Alex Nisker & Snoopy, Haley Green & Aspen, and Bianca Iddiols & Apple Pie) successes as well.  It was an educational weekend for all and a big congrats go out to Bianca and Apple Pie for their 5th place finish in the Open Novice D division.

Saturday, October 26th

I apologize for the confusion regarding the date of the Halloween Schooling Show this weekend.  The show will be held on SATURDAY, October 26th, as indicated on the calendar.  Unfortunately there was a typo in the dates on the column beside the calendar, which caused confusion.  To clarify, the show will run SATURDAY and there are no classes on Saturday  (students do not require a make-up as that date was not included in the session).  Classes will run as usual on Sunday.

All students are welcome to participate in the schooling show.  There are classes available for all levels of riders as well as the always-entertaining Halloween Costume Class! If you are interested in participating, you can enter online,  Please register by Thursday, October 25th.  Start times will be posted on the blog on Friday by 4pm.

More details on how the schooling shows run is available on the website: Feel free to email or speak with your coach at your lesson if you have any further questions!

Lesson Session Two: Monday, Oct 28th – December 22nd

Just a reminder to all students that the next lesson session begins on Monday, October 28th.  All students are automatically registered for the following session unless you notify the office two-weeks prior to the start of the next session.  If you need to make a change to your lesson time, please let us know ASAP!   Invoices for next session will be emailed out this week.

Raynham Holiday and Awards Banquet – Friday, November 29th

SAVE THE DATE!  Join us for the 5th Annual Raynham Holiday and Awards Banquet.  We are going to have a terrific silent auction, door prizes, a delicious meal, music, dancing and our in-house and off-property high-point awards.  We would like to emphasize that the banquet is open to all of our riders and their friends and families.  It's great to see everyone out of your barn grubbies and have a fun evening out together!   Tickets will be available soon.

Jessica Phoenix Clinic – Friday, December 6th & Saturday, December 7th

We are excited to announce that Jessie is coming back again this year for our winter clinic! 
For those of you who do not know who Jessie is, she was our 2012 OHTA Leading Lady Rider, highest placed Canadian at the 2012 London Olympics in 3 Day Evening and was 2011 PanAm Games individual gold and team silver medalist!  Last year everyone had a blast and learned a ton from Jessie's upbeat and positive coaching style. 

There will only be 20 spaces available in the clinic.  Show team riders will have first opportunity to reserve a space and then we will open up the remaining spaces to the riding school.  If you are interested in riding in the clinic, please email Nikki ASAP!