Thursday, January 29, 2015

Show Team Info Night!

Just a reminder to everyone interested in Show Team 2015 that we are having our info night tomorrow at 6:30pm at the Nobleton Community Center.  Can't wait to see everyone there!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Thank-you Boogaloo!

We are proud and excited to announce that Boogaloo Boots is sponsoring us this season!   Lindsay and Nikki have used Boogaloo boots for many years and they are a fantastic product.  Marie from Boogaloo has generously offered a discount to Raynham riders.  If you are interested in purchasing a set, we have order forms in the office.  We look forward to seeing everyone in their matching blue and yellow boots!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tuesday, January 13th - Extreme Cold Weather Cancellation

Hey Tuesday Riders,

Unfortunately it is very cold out again today.  With the temperature still at -18c before the windchill it's not very comfortable for riding today!  As we only invoiced for 7 weeks, students do not have to book a make-up for today but are welcome to if you prefer!  I'm almost finished updating the online scheduler, I will post here on the blog when it is done.

Stay warm today!


Saturday, January 10, 2015

Lessons WILL run today - Saturday, Jan 10th

Good Morning Raynham Riders,

It's chilly out now but they are calling for it to warm up to above -12c so have decided to run classes today.  Dress in lots of layers and the camp trailer will be toasty warm for students to thaw after their class and for parents to hang out :)

See you in the barn!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Thursday, January 8th - Classes WILL run tonight!

Hello Everyone!

It's still chilly out there but compared to yesterday's deep freeze it feels much better!  As the forecast is calling for it to stay above -12c, we will run classes this evening.  Dress warm and again, the camp trailer will be toasty warm for parents and riders :)

See you tonight,


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Lessons Cancelled Wed. January 7th - Extreme Cold Weather Alert

Hey Wednesday Riders!

You guessed it - classes are cancelled this evening.   With temperatures around -20c (and feeling like -30c with the windchill!) no one wants to go outside this evening.  As was explained in the last email blast, we are only billing for 7 classes this session (even though it is 8 weeks long) so that if we have to cancel classes, the first cancellation is already covered.  You are still more than welcome to do a make-up though if you prefer.  Just email to book a time!

Stay warm today!


Monday, January 5, 2015

Monday, January 5th - Classes WILL be running tonight!

Good Afternoon Raynham Riders!

For those of you keeping an eye on the weather this week, it is definitely going to be a chilly one! The forecast is predicting the temperature will not drop below -12c until after classes end this evening so we will run classes tonight.  Dress in lots and lots of layers and the heat is on in the camp trailer for parents to stay warm (and riders can go in and warm up after their class!).

It's not looking good for Wednesday right now but fingers-crossed we be able to run classes the rest of the week!

Stay warm today,


Friday, January 2, 2015

Session Three: January 4th - February 28th Lesson Schedule

Hey Raynham Riders!  

Here is the lesson schedule for Session Three, January 4th - February 28th.  In case you didn't see the last email blast, here are the changes we have implemented to help make winter riding more enjoyable this session:
  • HORSES IN – All riding school students will have their horses brought in for them so students do not have to go into the back field. If for whatever reason your horse is not in, please let the tack-up help know and they will fetch them for you.
  • Heated Lounge - The new office trailer will be heated and open for parents/spectators to hang out in when waiting at the barn. There will be coffee, tea and hot chocolate available. As of January, we will also have a camera hooked up in the big arena so you can view lessons on a TV from the comfort of the camp trailer! Just a reminder that there is also a heated viewing room in the loft for the small arena and spectators are still welcome to watch from the tack room as well.
  • Driveway - We have a new plowing company this winter – hopefully they will do a better job! There will be two “passing areas” where the driveway is plowed wider - by the big pond and by the top of the hill by the paddocks. Please be courteous to other drivers and pull over in these areas if you see a car coming to prevent anyone getting stuck in the snow banks on the sides of the driveway.
  • Extreme weather cancellations – As in previous years, we will cancel lessons if the temperature is below -12c before the wind-chill or during unsafe driving conditions (heavy snow or icy rain). NEW this year though – although Session 3 (Jan/Feb) is an 8-week session, we are only going to invoice for 7 classes. So if we have to cancel lessons, the first time we’re square. If we have to cancel a second time, students can choose to either book a make up (can be in the follow session) or we can deduct the class off the March/April session. If the weather is cooperative and you get all 8 classes in, we will just add the cost of the 8th class to the following session. Hopefully not having to contend with scheduling make-up lessons will allow more students to continue riding in Session Three!
Also, we want to remind riders and parents that you need to dress for riding lessons in the winter months as an outdoor activity. You wouldn’t go skiing dressed in leggings and running shoes – summer riding apparel is just as inappropriate for winter riding. Riding throughout the winter can be warm and comfortable if you are dressed right! In case you missed it before, here is the link to the tips or dressing for winter riding.


  • If you are missing from the schedule, don't panic! Just email me to let me know and I will fit you in.
    • GROUP LESSONS - the schedule is listed at the bottom of the post. Classes with yellow openings do not yet have the minimum 4 riders so I would prefer to add riders to those classes first.
    • PRIVATE LESSONS - Time slots in green are openings for private lessons. 
  • If your name is bold & italicized, it is because I did not receive confirmation you would be riding this session so please email to confirm. 
  • If you are scheduled for a time you cannot ride at, please let me know ASAP.  

Monday @ 5:00pm - Intermediate Teen Class
Monday @ 6:00pm - Novice Youth/Teen Class
Tuesday - No group classes
Wednesday @ 6:00pm - Novice Youth Class
Thursday @ 7:00pm - Novice/Intermediate Teen Class
Thursday @ 8:00pm - Advanced Teen/Adult Class
Saturday @ 9:30am - Novice/Intermediate Adult Class
Saturday @ 10:30am - Intermediate/Advanced Teen Class (Ring One)
Saturday @ 10:30am - Novice/Intermediate Youth/Teen Class
Saturday @ 11:30am - Novice Youth Class
Saturday @ 1:30pm - Advanced Beginner Youth Class (Not yet confirmed)
Saturday @ 2:30pm - Advanced Teen/Adult Class
Sunday @ 10:30am - Novice/Intermediate Teen Class
Sunday @ 11:30am - Intermediate Teen Class
Sunday @ 1:30pm - Advanced Teen/Adult Class

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Winter Schooling Show & Try-outs Start Times

Important Notes:
  • When you arrive, please head to the camp trailer office to pay and pick up your number
  • Riders need to arrive 45 min in advance to groom & tack-up so they are ready to mount at least 15 min early to warm up.
  • There will be food and drinks available for sale in the Camp Trailer
  • No dogs allowed
  • If your name is missing from the list, don't panic! Just email Nikki and we will fit you in!


Rider Name
Horse Name Dressage Flat Class Stadium
Kyleigh Hutchison Freckles 9:30 AM 10:00 AM
Amy Kryschuk Freaky 9:30 AM 10:02 AM
Megan Byrne Snoopy 9:30 AM 10:04 AM
Mackenzie Hartloff Denver 9:30 AM 10:06 AM
Danielle Pelletier TBD 9:30 AM 10:08 AM
Emily Garbig Rumba 9:30 AM 10:10 AM


Rider Name
Horse Name Dressage Flat Class Stadium
Erika Weatherall Apple Pie 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
Tara Greig Snoopy 10:30 AM 11:02 AM
Lauren Dean Freckles 10:30 AM 11:04 AM
Gabrielle Turcotte Jazz 10:30 AM 11:06 AM
Colby Cohen Sampson 10:30 AM 11:08 AM
Sarah Johnson Bert 10:30 AM 11:10 AM
Jessie Gordon Denver 10:30 AM 11:12 AM


Rider Name
Horse Name Dressage Flat Class Stadium
Avery Routledge Charlotte 11:30 AM 12:00 PM
Julia Takimoto Apple Pie 11:30 AM 12:02 PM
Serena LoMonaco Noah 11:30 AM 12:04 PM
Rachel Keaveney Richelle 11:30 AM 12:06 PM
Heather Gamble Mike 11:30 AM 12:08 PM
Hope Wintle Jazz 11:30 AM 12:10 PM
Sarah Ceolin Freckles 11:30 AM 12:12 PM


Rider Name
Horse Name Dressage Flat Class Stadium
Emily DeSario Noah 12:30 PM 1:00 PM
Sarah Johnson Rumba 12:30 PM 1:02 PM
Lauren Ceolin Jynx 12:30 PM 1:04 PM
Emily Haskins Richelle or Herc, your choice 12:30 PM 1:06 PM