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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Schooling Show - Saturday, April 26th

Hey Raynham Riders!

We are having our spring schooling show this Saturday!  If you have not yet registered, you can do so online: http://www.raynhamstables.com/entry-form.html by tomorrow at 6:00pm.

We will be using the EC eventing dressage tests:

Pre-Entry: Entry Test #1
Entry: Entry Test #1
Pre-Training: Pre-training Test #1
Training: Training Test #1

Just a reminder that there will not be lessons this Saturday, only the schooling show.  The next session begins the following day, Sunday, April 27th.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

What's with Mother Nature!?!

It's just plain mean outside today after the much more reasonable weather the last two days.  Unfortunately the driving is pretty awful right now so I don't think it's worth it for people to make the drive here tonight.   Please rebook using the online scheduler for a warmer, more pleasant day!

Stay safe and warm!

Nikki

Monday, March 3, 2014

Monday, March 3rd - Extreme Weather Cancellation

With the forecast calling for -17c, feels like -27c with the wind chill, we have to cancel classes yet again.  I am hoping that we can reschedule some of tonights classes tomorrow evening and Thursday evening.  I have to sort out times with Margaret and Helen and I will send everyone an email directly.

It is supposed to warm up tomorrow and there are no crazy-cold days in the long range forecast so hopefully this is the end of the winter cancellations!  Fingers crossed!

Stay warm tonight.

Nikki

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sunday, March 2 -Extreme Cold Weather Cancellation

Sadly yes, lessons are cancelled yet again.  This has been the worst winter ever!  It's -15c, feels like -25c out there so riding today wouldn't be very enjoyable.  I am currently working on the scheduler to open up some time slots over March Break as well as on Tuesday and Thursday evenings once Lindsay and Alex return.  Again, as this is the first cancellation this session, we ask that riders schedule a make-up.  If we have to cancel a second time during a session, we will credit if off the next session. Hopefully these next few days will be the last of the cold weather though, fingers crossed!

Stay warm today!

Nikki

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Classes cancelled - Thursday, Feb 27th

Hello everyone!

I appreciate everyone's patience and understanding this winter with the cold weather cancellations.  This has been a record-breaking cold winter, making it hard on the horses and riders.  We have brought in some of the slimmer outside horses to keep them warm and the ones staying outside have plenty of blankets and hay to keep them toasty as well.  I am happy if students wish to wait until April to reschedule cancelled classes when (hopefully!) we will be into spring and warmer temperatures.

Stay warm tonight!

Nikki

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

It has to warm up soon... right?

Hello Everyone!  With the temp currently -15c with a windchill of -25c and not looking to improve much for this evening, unfortunately we have to cancel classes again tonight.  Wednesday was the only day of the week had to cancel classes twice last session, so I have credited riders for the second cancellation.  If you were missing your credit on your invoice, please let me know.  Hopefully this will be the only time we have to cancel this session, (it's almost March!) so riders WILL have to schedule a make-up class for tonight.  Again, here is the link to the online scheduler: http://www.raynhamstables.com/forms1.html.

Stay warm tonight!

Nikki

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Session Four, Summer Camp, Lesson Policies & more!

Hello Raynham Riders!

Wow, despite the ridiculously cold weather we have had this winter, time is flying by!  It’s hard to believe, but Session Four (Feb 23rd – April 26th) starts on Sunday.   Hopefully this also means that warmer weather is on its way!  If you need to make a change to your lesson time, add an additional lesson per week or wish to resume classes, please let me know ASAP.  

There is a lot of information in this email blast, so if you read nothing else, please take the time to review the make-up lesson policy and changes to private lessons, below. 

As always, we are working hard to make Raynham Stables the best place possible to ride!  If you ever have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

Nikki