Tuesday, August 25, 2015

2015-2016 Lesson Registration

Hey Raynham Riders!

The lesson registration form is now available on the website,  Please submit your availability by Monday, Aug 31st so I can finalize the schedule by September 3rd.  Session One classes start Monday, August 7th.

There are a few changes this year.  We will be running classes in three sessions instead of five - Session 1: Fall (15 weeks), Session 2: Winter (10 weeks) and Session 3: Spring (15 weeks).   Riders can pay in two installments for the 15 week sessions, details available here.

We will also be offering a new part board and half-lease/lease program this year.  Details to be announced shortly!

We are also still accepting applications for weekend and weeknight working students.  Please fill out the application form and email back/drop off at the barn.

Please let me know if you have any other questions!  I look forward to seeing everyone back at the barn,


Tuesday, August 11, 2015


We have a ton of our Raynham Riders graduating and going off to university this fall so we are looking for more staff! We have the following positions available:
Weekday Barn Staff - Full time, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:00pm.  Leah is looking for a partner in crime! We could also have two part time staff and split the days - let us know when you are available! Any stay-at-home parents looking for a part-time job? We've had quite a few moms over the year make fantastic barn staff!
Weekend Barn Staff - Saturday and/or Sunday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Beginner-Intermediate Instructor - Teach group and private lessons to riding school students on our fantastic school horses. Up to 4 days/week available
Please submit your resume to Nikki if you are interested or feel free to contact me for more details!

Summer Update & Fall Lesson Registration

Hey Raynham Riders!

Time flies! How is it possible that school is starting in four weeks?  It's been a busy summer here at Raynham Stables. All of our day camp sessions were fully enrolled, our show team has been kicking butt and we are almost finished our new cross country schooling area (compete with TWO ditches, a water complex and a bank!). I am just finishing up the Fall Lesson Registration form, it will be posted on the website later today or tomorrow, 

Can't wait to see everyone back at the barn!

Here's the new bank!  I'll post more pictures soon of the water & ditches

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Summer Lesson Scheduling, Summer Camp & Fall Lesson Registration!

Wow, it’s hard to believe the school year is already over!   We’d like to thank all of our terrific students and staff for a fantastic year!   We hope we will see everyone at the barn this summer; details on summer lesson scheduling are below.  All the classes are individual bookings so even if you can only come for a few classes, you won’t be as rusty in September!   Don’t forget fall lesson registration opens August 1st on the website.

We also have our fabulous summer camps running again this summer.  They are definitely not your typical camp – with two rides daily, terrific program options and an impressive parent show to cap off each session!  Our camp is great for beginner to advanced riders, ages 7 – 15 years old.   Registration is available online,  Both of the July day camp sessions are full the there are still opening in the following sessions:

Session Three: July 26 - July 31, Residential Boot Camp - 10 spots left 
Session Four: Aug 9 - Aug 14, Residential Camp - 10 spots left 
Session Five: Aug 17 - Aug 28, Day Camp - 7 spots left

Last year we ran our first sleepover boot camp and it was a huge success! Boot camp is geared specifically to intermediate and advanced riders, ages 11+.  If you are interested but are only available to attend during the day or some days, let us know!

See you in the barn!

Nikki, Lindsay & Caryn

Summer Lesson Scheduling Details
As in past years, we book summer lessons separately from the September – June schedule as everyone’s lives are so hectic in the summer!  We will be using the online scheduler again this summer to make scheduling easier and more flexible for everyone.   Simply pick the dates and times that work for you on the online scheduler and pay only for the classes you can attend.  As in past years, we honour the package discounted pricing for the individual classes during the summer months.  The scheduler also allows you to book recurring lessons so you do not have to schedule each class individually if you are able to come the same time each week.   The scheduler does not allow bookings less than 24 hours out so don’t forget to book in advance.  We are closed Sundays during July & August so that the school horses still get a day off each week.  If you have any issues, please let me know!

Group Lesson Schedule:

8:00pm – Intermediate/
7:00pm – Intermediate
6:00pm – Novice
7:00pm - Intermediate/
10:30am – Novice

1:30pm – Advanced Beginner/Novice

Private Lessons:
There are openings Mondays – Thursdays and Saturdays for private lessons.  Please select the appropriate calendar for your level.  Only the Beginner/Novice calendar is available on Saturdays as Lindsay and Nikki will not be available to coach regularly on weekends but Kyleigh, Danielle, Helen etc. will be teaching Saturdays and are able to teach intermediate riders as well.

There will be two options for payments:

1.     Credit Card - Pay for lessons online through the scheduler when booking ($2.50 online processing fee included per lesson)
·      Group Lessons  = $52.50
·      Private Lessons = $67.50

2.     Cash, Cheque or e-Transfer – If you prefer to pay by cash, cheque or e-Transfer, let me know BEFORE booking.  I will invoice you for a package and send you a coupon code to enter so the scheduler knows you have already paid.  This will also save you the online payment processing fee.  ONLY A OPTION IF PURCHASING A PACKAGE OF 8 LESSONS
·      Package of 8 Group Lessons = $400.00 (savings of $20!)
·      Package of 8 Private Lessons = $520.00(savings of $20!)

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Wits End HT - Volunteers Needed!!

Hey Raynham Riders!

Do you need volunteer hours?? Or just have some free time this weekend? Looking for some good eventing karma??

Jo Young, Nikki and Lindsay's coach, is holding an event at Wits End and is desperately looking for volunteer jump judges!!

You get to watch part of the cross country course all afternoon, high school volunteer hours will be signed for, there was snacks and lots of water last year, and she will credit you a free facility fee for XC schooling ($50 value)!!  This is great for show team riders!!

If you are interested email

It would be great if we can get a group to go and carpool both days!! It is lots of fun!!

Eventing depends on volunteers, and if you want to have the events that you go to run smoothly you should consider helping other events run smoothly too!!

Foxcroft Results

The show day on Sunday started off with a combined test followed by a XC clear round class. 

First were our pre-entry riders Avery and Veronica. They both jumped a clear stadium round. Avery and Sampson finished 5th in JPE and Veronica and Magnum was 3rd in SPE.

Next were our four entry riders, Christina, Lauren, Jessie and Tara who all jumped a clear stadium round. In the JE division Christina and Lauren finished stadium tied for first place!! 
After tie breakers Christina and Apple Pie won the division at her first ever show, and Lauren and Freckles took second in their first show together. Jessie finished her first ever show in 7th place. 

The combined tests wrapped up with Helen and McQueen in pre-training, after taking just one rail they dropped to finish in 6th place. 

The day finished off with many clear cross country rounds jumped by our riders and lots was learned by everyone!

New partnerships, first shows, improvements and many, many successes!! Congratulations to all!!
Looking forward to Wits End next weekend!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Grandview Results

Congratulations to all our riders for an awesome first horse trials of the season at Grandview last weekend!!!

The weekend started with Emily on Rumba finishing 8th on their dressage score and Mackenzie on Denver only adding a few speed faults to finish 9th in Entry. Maude and Athena accomplished their dressage goals with an impressive 41.6, and they made it all the way to XC!!

Next was pretraining, Amy and Freaky **won** on their 42.8 in dressage!!! Kyleigh and Freckles finished 4th on their dressage score as did Megan and Snoopy which finished them in 7th place. Wrapping up Saturday Lindsay and Carmel finished 6th, another double clear!

Sunday started with Lindsay and Barbie sitting second in Intermediate, jumping clear on cross when the unfortunately parted ways after barbie stumbled and fell on her knees on the landing side of the palisade. Both walked away without any injuries. Next was Frank in Preliminary, after picking up a few faults in stadium jumping clear on cross finished them in 11th place. Nikki and Buttercup wrapped up the weekend. On their 2015 debut they made the Training course look easy and finished in 9th! This amazing mare is for sale, for more information on her see - Frank is listed here too!!