Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wednesday, February 20th - Lessons ARE Running Tonight

Hey Raynham Riders,

They are calling for a chance of freezing rain tonight but it's not showing on the radar that it's going to hit us so we are still going to run classes this evening.  If driving conditions in your area are not safe, please just let us know and you are welcome to reschedule.

Fingers crossed we see you all tonight!

Nikki

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tuesday, February 12th

 Well happy Valentines Day everyone. As we again in the middle of a winter storm and to give you time to be with your loved ones we at Raynham Stables have decided to cancel lessons. So put on a fire make a romantic dinner and see you next time. All lessons will be made up in the near future.

Lindsay Magon
Raynham Stables

P.S. Wine is also a good thing at this time.

P.P.S. Mike Ceolin was the first to realize that Valentines is Thursday, he wins the prize. But just to be clear lessons are cancelled for today Tuesday, Feb 12.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Wednesday Febuary 6th 2019

 Due to the freezing rain and terrible driving conditions, we are cancelling lessons for today. If you have any Questions please call me (Lindsay) at 416 729 5150 or 905 859 0057. makeup lessons will be scheduled as soon as possible.


Stay warm and dry.

Lindsay

  

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thursday, Jan 31st - Classes Cancelled

Hey Thursday Riders,

Unfortunately, the cold has not let up and it's going to be quite a bit colder than our cut of for lessons this evening so classes are cancelled.  Thankfully it looks like things are going to warm up quite a bit this weekend though!  As this is the first cancellation on a Thursday this session, riders do not have to reschedule the class, but you are welcome to do so if you wish.  Please use the booking code WINTER through the online scheduler - http://www.raynhamstables.com/online-lesson-scheduling.html. 

Stay warm today!

Nikki


Inclement Weather Policy:

Lessons will be cancelled if the temperature is below -12c before the wind-chill or during unsafe driving conditions (such as heavy snow or icy rain).   Please note that cancellations will be posted on the blog and Facebook ONLY so please be sure to check before heading to the barn during inclement weather.  Any cancellations will be posted by 7:30 am on weekends, 1:00 pm on weeknights. 

As we did last year – students do NOT need to book a make-ups for inclement weather cancellations so there’s no reason not to ride over the winter!  For the winter session, we bill for one less class so if we have to cancel a class, we are square.  If we have to cancel any additional time(s), riders will have the option to schedule a make-up or deduct the class off of the spring session fees if you prefer.   

Summer Camp 2019 Registration OPEN!

Hey Raynham Riders!

Despite the very chilly weather the past couple days, summer will be here before we know it!  And what's the BEST way to spend your summer vacation?  At Raynham Stables Summer Camp of course!

Below are our 2019 session dates, themes to be announced shortly.  We are only accepting 20 campers this year, so register early to avoid disappointment!


Nikki

Summer Camp 2019!

Session Dates

Session One: Theme TBA
Tuesday, July 2 – Friday, July 12 (9 days)

Session Two: Theme TBA
Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 26 (10 days)

Session Three: Theme TBA
Monday, July 29 – Friday, Aug 9 (9 days)

Session Four:  Theme TBA
Monday, August 12 – Friday, Aug 23 (10 days)





Too old to be a camper?  There are still ways you can join in on the fun!

Camp Crew

Are you entering Grade 9 or 10 in September 2019?  You are eligible to apply to be one of our awesome CREW campers!  See details on the program and application at the bottom of the registration page


Camp Staff

Looking for a fun, rewarding summer job working outdoors with children and horses?  Are you high-energy, enthusiastic and a great role model for our campers? Join our terrific team!  Please fill out this application and submit by March 25th, 2019.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Show Team 2019!

Hey Raynham Riders,

Despite the awful weather this week, show season will be here before we know it!  We have discussed it, and it does not look like we are going to be able to schedule in a make-up date for Show Team try-outs with the weather being so unpredictable.  If you missed tryouts, we will do an assessment during your next lesson.

If you are planning to show this year please fill out this form:  https://goo.gl/forms/XofNgtOT0a1S8G5X2.  Thank you!

We will be having our show team meet and greet on either Fri. Feb 15th or 22nd, date to be confirmed shortly. 

Start dreaming of warm days at horse shows!

Nikki

Dressage Clinic with Daphne Haagmans

Hey Raynham Riders,

With all the winter weather lately, I thought we needed something to look forward to!   I have arranged to have Daphne, who is teaching me while Jess is in Florida, do a clinic for us.  I think everyone will really enjoy her clear, positive teaching style.   Here are the details:

Date:  Friday, Feb 22nd (inclement weather date - March 1st)
Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Format: 45 min private or semi-private lessons
Cost:  $130.00 private, $90 semi-private + $30 to use a school horse (if you don't have a practice ride that day).  Includes a late lunch, snacks and hot drinks!

Auditing is FREE, $10.00 if you want to partake in lunch.  It's going to be a fantastic learning experience!    Email info@raynhamstables to reserve your spot!

Nikki

Wednesday, January 30th - Lessons CANCELLED

Hey Raynham Riders, 

You guess it!  With the extreme cold weather today, classes are cancelled.  As this is the first cancellation on a Wednesday this session, you do not have to schedule a make-up lesson (as per our winter lesson policy, below).  If you are keen to reschedule though, please feel free to do so using the booking code WINTER on the online scheduler.  Tomorrow isn't looking very promising either but this weekend and early next week are supposed to be very mild!

Stay warm today,

Nikki



Inclement Weather Policy:

Lessons will be cancelled if the temperature is below -12c before the wind-chill or during unsafe driving conditions (such as heavy snow or icy rain).   Please note that cancellations will be posted on the blog and Facebook ONLY so please be sure to check before heading to the barn during inclement weather.  Any cancellations will be posted by 7:30 am on weekends, 1:00 pm on weeknights.  
 
As we did last year – students do NOT need to book a make-ups for inclement weather cancellations so there’s no reason not to ride over the winter!  For the winter session, we bill for one less class so if we have to cancel a class, we are square.  If we have to cancel any additional time(s), riders will have the option to schedule a make-up or deduct the class off of the spring session fees if you prefer.   
 

Monday, January 28, 2019

Monday, January 28th - Lessons CANCELLED :(

* UPDATE

So they're still calling for Snow-mageddon this evening so unfortunately, I think for safety we need to cancel classes again.  There are quite a few spots open tomorrow and this weekend if you guys want to try to pick up another time.  Sorry everyone :(

Nikki


Hey Raynham Riders,

There is a snowfall warning in effect for this afternoon and evening so we're keeping an eye on the weather.  Although it's quite cold out there right now, the temperature is supposed to warm up enough to run classes this evening.   Fingers crossed the snow is not as heavy as forecasted!  We'll make a decision by 1:00pm.

Stay warm out there!

Nikki

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23rd - Classes ARE running

Hey Raynham Riders,

Just in case you were wondering, we are running classes this evening.  They are just calling for rain, with the temperature staying quite mild (3 - 4c) so we shouldn't have any freezing rain.  If the conditions in your area are different, and you do not feel safe driving, just let us know and you can reschedule!

See you tonight,

Nikki

Monday, January 21, 2019

Monday, January 21 - Lessons Cancelled

Hey Raynham Riders,

You guessed it - lessons are sadly cancelled again this evening.  With temperatures expected to be around -15c before the windchill, it's just not very pleasant for riding!   Thankfully, it's supposed to warm up quite a bit tomorrow and even be above 0c on Wednesday!  As this is our first cancellation on a Monday, riders do not have to reschedule, but are welcome to if they wish!  Please use the booking code WINTER.  There are quite a few spaces available this week:

Tuesday, Jan 22nd:
- 6pm: Novice/Intermediate teen group
- 6:45pm: Intermediate teen/adult group

 Wednesday, Jan 23rd:
- 4:00pm: Private lesson spot
- 5:30pm: Advanced Beginner/Novice youth group
- 7:00pm: Novice youth/teen group
- 8:30pm: Private lesson spot

Thursday, Jan 24th:
- 6:00pm: Novice/Intermediate: Teen
- 7:30pm: Private Lesson Spot
- 8:00pm: Private Lesson Spot

 Here is the link to the online scheduler: http://www.raynhamstables.com/online-lesson-scheduling.html.

Let me know if you have questions/issues rescheduling!

Nikki

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Sunday, January 20th - Classes CANCELLED

Hey Raynham Riders,

Unfortunately it’s supposed to be even colder tomorrow so we’ve decided to cancel classes again. As per our winter cancellation policy, riders do not have to schedule a make up as we bill for one fewer class during the winter session.

Stay warm tomorrow!

Nikki

Friday, January 18, 2019

Saturday, January 19th - Classes CANCELLED

Hey Raynham Riders! 

Unfortunately, the forecasted temperature for tomorrow is only -14c , which is below our cut off temperature and there is a chance of heavy snow so we have decided to cancel classes.   Riders do NOT have to reschedule this lesson, as you were billed for one fewer class this session.  If you are keen to get your lesson in, you are still welcome to reschedule!  There are quite a few spaces during the week, you can use the online scheduler and enter the booking code WINTER.

Stay warm and safe tomorrow!

Nikki

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Mark your Calendar - Summer Camp 2019 Dates!

Hey Raynham Riders!

It might seem far away now, but we are only 174 days away from the first day of summer camp!!  Below are our 2019 dates so you can mark your calendar.  Registration will open soon!

Session One: July 2 - 12 (9 days)
Session Two: July 15-26 (10 days)
Session Three: July 29 - Aug 9th (9 days)
Session Four: Aug 12 - 23 (10 days)

We're already getting excited for another amazing summer of camp at Raynham!  We can't wait to see you all this summer.

Nikki & the Raynham Camp Team

Monday, January 7, 2019

Monday, January 7th - Classes ARE running tonight

Hey Raynham Riders,

They are calling for a chance of freezing rain tonight but the forecast hasn't been very reliable lately - where's all the snow we were supposed to get last night??

We've decided to run classes but if the driving conditions do deteriorate and you feel at all unsafe driving, please just send us an email to let us know and you can cancel or reschedule.

Fingers crossed for good weather!

See you tonight,

Nikki

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Session Two Lesson Schedule: Saturday, January 5th - March 8th

Hey Raynham Riders!

We are looking forward to seeing almost everyone back in the saddle this session and we have quite a few new students too - welcome!   Below is the TENTATIVE schedule for this session.  I did have to move a few riders, so please let me know ASAP if there is an issue with your new time so I can get it corrected quickly.

If you had to skip this session for whatever reason, we highly recommend trying to fit in a few single class over the session so you're not too rusty come session three - it's almost three months off with the winter and spring break!  The online scheduler will be available shortly: http://www.raynhamstables.com/online-lesson-scheduling.html.

There are still a few spots available - if you are hoping to show this summer and are currently only riding once a week, we highly recommend you try to fit in a second lesson.  Let me know!


NOTES:


  • Kate Z. - I moved you to Mondays @ 5:30pm, please let me know if this is an issue 
  • Sue K. - there is a spot on Mondays at 7:30pm if you wanted, or there are two spots at 8pm on Tuesday so I thought you and Rach could ride at the same time!  Let me know what you think :) 
  • Motty H. - There is a slightly earlier timeslot available on Thursdays at 7:30pm if you'd prefer
  •  Ally C., Madison, Avery & Bianca F. -  I moved you guys to Wednesdays @ 5:30pm, please let me know if that time does not work for you!
  •  Lily V. - I've moved you to 10:00am
  • Emily K. - I've scheduled your second lesson for 7:00pm on Thursdays and moved you to the 10:30am group on Sundays.  Please let me know if that's an issue!
  • Giada & Charlotte Se. - Your class has moved up one hour
  • Ida M. - I have you at 9:30am on Sundays right now for a private lesson.  The 10:30am group on Sundays would also be an option.  So would 11:30am or 1:30pm on Saturdays.
  • Mira E. & Nina M. - I have you two together in a semi-private lesson as you are both new riders.  We will have an additional instructor assist with the class for the first few weeks.
  • Keira, Ally & Clarice - We have you guys grouped as 3-person small group as we feel you will all progress quickly with the additional attention.  Let me know if there's an issue!
  • Clarice & Carmen - I wasn't able to make the end of the day work, please let me know ASAP if that is an issue.  I can also let you know if anything changes!
I think that's all the notes! Thankfully there were almost no changes to Tuesdays and Saturdays at least :D   If you are away this weekend on holidays and will miss a lesson, please let me know! I can let you know what options are available to make it up.

See you in the barn!

Nikki









Start times for Holiday Schooling Show & Team Tryouts

Hey Raynham Riders,

Below are the start times for our evening schooling show tomorrow.  If you are missing from the list, just send me an email!  Show attire is not required, please just dress neatly but warmly for the conditions.   We will not be doing a concession stand for this schooling show, we thought we'd do a potluck instead :)  We have meatballs and chili already on the list!

We're looking forward to seeing everyone back at the barn!


Novice * WARM UP IN BIG ARENA AT 4:40PM
Rider
Horse
Flat Class
(Small Ring)
Stadium
Lucy
Santano
Snoopy
5:00pm
5:30pm
Emma
Baldassarra
Herc
5:00pm
5:32pm
Nicole
Covalita
Rumba
5:00pm
5:34pm
Bianca
Fabiano
Freckles
5:00pm
5:36pm
Tanner
McDonald
F: Richelle J:Rumba
5:00pm
5:38pm
Makayla
McDonald
Jazz
5:00pm
5:40pm
Olivia
Budweth
Jynx
5:00pm
5:42pm
Hanako
Stepanek
Autumn
5:00pm
5:44pm

Pre-Entry * WARM UP IN SMALL RING AT 5:40PM
Rider
Horse
Flat Class
(Big Ring)
Stadium
Daria
Bon
F: Sampson, J: Mike
6:00pm
6:30pm
Katrin
Heselmann
Purdy
6:00pm
6:32pm
Mikaela
Bonomo
F: Georgie J: Freckles
6:00pm
6:34pm
Isabella
Mills
Herc
6:00pm
6:36pm
Hannah
Mills
Apple Pie
6:00pm
6:38pm
Emma
Heath
Snoopy
6:00pm
6:40pm
Heather
Gamble
Michelangelo
6:00pm
6:42pm







Pre-Training * WARM UP IN SMALL ARENA AT 6:40PM
Rider
Horse
Flat Class
Stadium
Ariana
Schmit-Chow
Arizona
7:00pm
7:30pm
Hope
Wintle
Autumn
7:00pm
7:32pm
Sarah
Ceolin
Buttercup
7:00pm
7:34pm
Amy
Kryschuk
Frank
7:00pm
7:36pm
Dawn
Whitehead
Apple Pie
7:00pm
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Maija
Karhuniemi
Freaky
7:00pm
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