Wednesday, January 29, 2020

2020 Summer Camp Dates!

Hey Raynham Riders!

It's pretty chilly outside today but summer will be here before you know it! Registration will open on Feb 1st for summer camp but we have had quite a few inquiries about the dates.   Here are the dates for this summer!

Session One: July 6 – 17 (10 days)
Session Two: July 20 – 31 (10 days)
Session Three: August 4 – 14 (9 days)
Session Four: August 17 – 28 (10 days)

We're already brainstorming new activities to keep camp fun and exciting for our awesome campers. We can't wait to see you all back at camp!


Friday, January 17, 2020

School Show Date Still to be Determined

Hey Raynham Riders,
There's been some confusion regarding the date for the schooling show. In my previous email blast/blog & FB posts, I had mentioned either this weekend or next as a possibility, depending on when the tack up area was finished. Work is progressing well this week but there is still quite a bit to do, so we are not going to commit to a date until the work is finished. We are also considering running the show on a Tuesday evening since we only have one ring of lessons running that night.
We will keep you updated!

Sunday, January 12, 2020


  Due to the terrible driving conditions all over the GTA and York region we will be cancelling all lessons on Sunday January 12th. Keep safe and stay off the roads is the advice of 680 News. Have a good day.


Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Winter Session Schedule: Jan 4th - March 13th

Hey Raynham Riders!

Thank you for your patience while we sorted out the schedule.   If you are missing from the schedule, please let me know.   We are excited to offer "Tuesday Fun Nights" this winter!  We will be running a variety of programs including pony games, stable management/horsemanship sessions, stadium rounds, and dressage test run-throughs, dates TBA! 

If you are unable to attend an upcoming class, please send us an email to let us know!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone back at the barn soon,

Nikki & the Raynham Team!


I apologize in advance, there were a few conflicts I wasn't able to resolve, outlined below.  Please let me know if you are able to ride at the time provided, or what you would like to do if I provided options.


  • Mila & Andrea: I wasn't able to move you guys (since we're down to one ring on Tuesdays) but Mila is welcome to reschedule to the Wed @6 (and Andrea @ 7) or Thurs @ 6 or 8pm whenever she needs to and then next session I should be able to swap it for you!


  • Megan: I tentative have you at 5:30pm with Helen, which is earlier than you requested.  The tack-up help can help you do a speedy tack up or Lindsay has a spot at 6:30pm?
  • Lea: I just noticed that you had requested Thursday but wanted a private lesson. If Megan doesn't want 6:30pm, you could have it? Or there may be an opening Sunday for a private.


  • Daria B: I still have you in two groups - you could do a private at 2:30pm with Alex or you can stay in the group and then take Ariana's spot @ 3pm while shes in South Carolina (late Feb until the beginning of April)?


  • Angele P: Unfortunately, we are not running any beginner/novices classes on Tuesdays this session.  This group on Sundays is the most ideal for you, but it is not a time you provided. Do you have any other availability?

In House Clinic Times & Details

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope everyone had a safe and fun new year last night.  Here are the times and horse assignments for the in house clinics tomorrow, please let me know ASAP if there is an issue.  Riders are welcome to and encouraged to stay for as much of the day as possible - you can learn a ton from watching each other.  Lunch is included both days, as well!

We can still accommodate a few more riders if you are interested! Let me know!  


Thursday, Jan 2nd – Dressage Day

 * Please mount 15 min before the start of your lesson time to lightly warm up.  If you would like to run through a dressage test, please bring a printed copy of the test you would like to do.  Here are links to the eventing dressage tests and EC dressage tests. 

Small Arena
Big Arena
Bianca F. – Eddy (lunge first)

Bianca I. – Sharky

Dawn – Apple Pie

Steph – Ernie

Daria R. – Autumn

Robin - Sunny

LUNCH: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Rachel K – Patches
Kym – Java/Frank?
Daria B. – Ernie
Olivia P. – Snoopy or Jazz
Nella - Hercules
Beatriz – A.P.  (semi w/ Brooke)
Julia H. - Breeze or Georgie
Brooke - Sampson
Hope – Jack
Lauren - Scooby

Friday, Jan 3rd – Jumping

 * Please mount 10 min early in the small arena to adjust your stirrups and lightly warm-up before the start of your lesson. 

9:30am – 10:30am
Hope – Jack
Helen – Java
Bianca – Sharky

10:30am – 11:30am
Nella – Hercules
Sara – Eddy
Olivia P. – Jazz

11:30am – 12:30pm
Robin – Sampson or Sunny
Steph S. – Scooby/Ernie/AP or Request?
Kym M – Java

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Daria B. – Jack
Niki K. – Freckles
Rachel K. – Patches

2:00pm – 3:00pm
Sierra – Rumba
Fraser – Snoopy
Daria R. – Autumn  

3:00pm – 3:45pm
Mika - Sampson
Liora - Mike

LUNCH: 12:00pm – 1:00pm