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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Spring Volunteer Day - Saturday, May 9th

Saturday, May 9th
9:00am – 4:00pm
(You don’t have to stay all day, any help is appreciated)

BBQ, Prizes & Challenges!

Calling all Raynham boarders, lesson students, show students & their families! We’re always working to improve the facilities here at Raynham Stables to make it a better place to ride. Here’s your chance to be a part of it! 

After this particularly challenging winter, we have a ton of projects to tackle around the farm!   The volunteer day will run 9:00am - 4:00pm but you do not need to stay all day, any help is appreciated!    We hope to see many Raynham riders out to lend a hand!  There will be jobs appropriate for younger students as well as parents (Dads - we're looking at you!).

Jobs include:

- Sanding and repainting the wood stadium jumps
- Staining/painting XC jumps
- Re-paint picnic tables
- Staining the wash stalls
- Bag & label winter horse blankets for pick-up to be cleaned
- Clean up gardens and re-plant
- Set up picnic table tent
- Set up camp tents and waterproof
- Clean up branches (everywhere!!!)
- Dig out corners around dressage ring & repair railway ties around perimeter
- Finish railway ties around perimeter of stadium ring
- Rake and pick paddocks
- Trim brush around fence lines
- Fill holes in XC field and along fence lines with screenings
- And more!

We will be holding a raffle for horses prizes and some FREE private lessons (jumping or dressage, your choice!) at the end of the day.  You get a ticket to put into the draw for each hour that you are here helping out!  Also we will be providing a BBQ lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Spring Schooling Show - Saturday, April 25th!

We will be having our Spring Schooling Show on Saturday, April 25th!  The schooling shows are always laid back and tons of fun!  All riding school students are welcome to participate.  Even if you're not up to competing this time, all riders are welcome to come out and cheer on the other riders!  Riders can enter online,  http://www.raynhamstables.com/entry-form.html.  If you are unsure as to what level to enter at, please ask your instructor at your next lesson.


Lindsay and Barbie complete CCI** at Ocala International Horse Trial!

Congrats to Lindsay and Barbie for completing the CCI** in Ocala this past weekend! It was a tough track and Barbie made it look like a breeze with just one unfortunate drive by at the double brushes. There show jumping round was lovely as well with Barbie looking fresh and fit after the long XC in the heat the day before. Thank you to Boogaloo Boots for outfitting Barbie in her terrific blue & yellow brush boots!
You can see the XC at the link below, Lindsay and Barbie go around 1:43!

You can also view the show jumping here
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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Show Team Clinic - Sat. April 18th

Wow, time is flying by this year!  Since it's been so cold, it feels like spring has snuck up on me.  As was announced at the Meet & Greet, we are going to have our annual Show Team Clinic on Saturday, April 18th from 4 - 7pm.  Show students will rotate through 3 stations: Mane & Braiding, Bathing & Grooming, and Tack Cleaning & Packing.  Any veteran show team riders willing to help run a station, please let me know.  The stations will run from 4:00 - 6:00pm then we'll have a meeting to go over the show schedule, 2015 rule changes, etc.

Can't wait to see everyone there!


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thursday, February 26th - Classes WILL be running tonight

Hey Thursday Riders!

So we were brave last night and ran lessons despite the fact that it dropped to -15c or so around 8pm and everyone managed to stay warm enough!  So we will run classes again tonight since the temperature is supposed to be the same.   Yay, finally a Thursday lesson in February!

Bundle up and see you in the barn!

Nikki

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

March/April Lesson Schedule

Hey Raynham Riders!

It looks like the weather is finally going to improve next week, fingers crossed!  The next lesson session begins this Sunday, March 1st.  Below is the tentative schedule.  I have not been able to get in touch with everyone that I have had to move, so we may have to make adjustments.

Please let me know ASAP if there is an issue with your lesson time or if you are missing from the schedule.




Wednesday, Feb 15th - Classes ARE Running Tonight!

Hey Wednesday Riders!

It's only supposed to drop below -12c after 7pm tonight and almost no wind so I'm sure we can brave the chilly weather tonight!  Just a few more days and it's supposed to be a little more reasonable.

See you in the barn,

Nikki