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Friday, February 5, 2016
Spring is Coming!
Spring is coming!
Hasn’t the weather been terrific this winter? It’s hard to believe it’s already February and spring will be here before we know it. We've had a terrific winter so far with great riding at our Holiday Schooling Show and both the Jessica Costello and Rebecca Howard clinics this past month. This email blast covers a lot of topics (apparently I don’t just talk a lot when teaching!). Please be sure to at least read the topic on scheduling a make-up lesson, as there has been some confusion.
We realize that students occasionally have to cancel a lesson so to simplify the process of rescheduling, we have set up the online scheduler to book make-up lessons: http://www.raynhamstables.com/online-lesson-scheduling.html. It is the responsibility of the student to book their make-up lesson by the end of the school year. All make-up lessons expire at the end of June.
We are aware that it can be difficult to find a make-up, especially during the busy spring and fall months, so please do not cancel unnecessarily. Spaces to book a make-up are made available by other students cancelling, please be courteous and PROVIDE AS MUCH NOTICE AS POSSIBLE IF YOU ARE GOING TO MISS A CLASS so we can open your space on the scheduler. Also be aware that the opportunity to make-up a class simply may not occur for you, a make-up lesson is something we HOPE will be available; it is not something we can guarantee will happen.
Make-up Lesson Details:
Students must provide at least 24 hours notice of cancellation, preferably via email, to receive a make-up lesson. Notice must be given to Nikki, NOT verbally to your instructor.
If you cancel a private lesson, we cannot guarantee that there will be a private lesson space available so you may be required to do your make-up in a group lesson instead.
Make-ups are only available to students currently enrolled in lessons. If you stop taking lessons for a session, any missed classes are no longer available to be made up.
Make-up lessons are non-transferable and cannot be deducted off the next session fees.
In the unlikely event that Raynham Stables has to cancel a class, we will ensure that you are able to make-up the lesson.
Show Season 2016
Are you interested in competing in 2016? Below is the 2016 Show Package with all the basics details for the 2016 show season! If you would like to be a member of our 2016 show team, please fill out the Show Team Application, below, and return (either by email or in the cheque box) by Friday, February 12th. We will be having our annual Show Team Meet & Greet on Friday, February 19th, so mark your calendars! The meeting will go over all of the finer details of what is involved in competing.
Looking for more time in the saddle but not looking to compete or perhaps don’t feel ready to compete this year? A part-board is a great next step as it guarantees you the same horse for all of your lessons as well as an additional practice ride on Fridays (or other date if arranged in advance). Details on part-boarding are available in the Show Team package, please email Nikki if you have any questions!
Summer Camp 2016
As we are looking to reduce our school horse herd, we are only going to be able to accept 20 campers per session this summer. Last year we had 40 campers per session and we were fully enrolled all summer so spaces are going to fill quickly! Registration will open next Friday, February 12th so be ready! Session One: July 4 – 15 Session Two: July 18 – 29 Session Three: August 1 – 12 Session Four: August 15 – 26
The next session will be here before we know it so please let me know if you need to make any changes to your lesson time before I start booking in riders that have taken this session off. If you are receiving this email blast and are looking to re-enroll in classes, please let me know ASAP, as spaces are limited. I hope to have the Session Three schedule completed by March 1st.