Sunday, 30 March 2014

Show Day at NSEC!

A rainy day won't stop anyone here from enjoying the NSEC Spring Classic Schooling Show! A great turn out this morning and afternoon of students, parents and supporters. It's wonderful to see everyone having fun and enjoying a day out despite the current weather.

We have decided to hold a little contest on facebook to celebrate the show:

Post your pictures for the NSEC Spring Classic, tag North Shore Equestrian Centre and the picture with the most likes by Tuesday, April 1st 2014 will win a free riding lesson! Check out our facebook page for more details.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Pretty Little Corby

A wonderful example of our new grooming services at NSEC. Look how much more adorable Corby looks all cleaned up!

For more information click here

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

NSEC Spring Classic, Note on Class Times

Just a quick reminder, ALL REGULAR SCHEDULED RIDING LESSONS on Sunday March 30th will be cancelled due to the NSEC Spring Classic.

The show starts promptly at 9:30am. Those who have signed up for the tack up class should arrive early so that they are tacked up and ready to present in the ring for 9:30am sharp!

Classes will go in order of number and will likely range anywhere from 10 mins to 20 mins. Please calculate your times with the below: (example- class 1 will start at 9:30am, so class 2 will likely start at 9:45am, class 3 at 10am, class 4 at 10:15am, and so forth...)

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Greenhawk Anniversary Sale

Anyone going to Greenhawk's anniversary sale?

Today's deal is a really good one, 40% off Mondega half chaps and Auken footwear! Maybe a few of students will be showing up to the NSEC Spring Classic in some shiny new riding boots?

Tomorrow's deal is 50% off Connemara tack :)

Thursday, 20 March 2014

NSEC Spring Classic Coming Up Fast!

10 more days until NSEC Spring Classic!

Have you gotten your forms in? If we receive them after March 22nd, there will be a late charge of $10.00 added to the account.

Also be sure to get the $5.00 cash coaching fee to me ASAP if you forgot to add that with your form, otherwise that will constitute a $5.00 late fee charged to your account on top of the $5.00 coaching fee.

If you are not participating in the show, make sure to drop by and watch! There will be concession, including coffee, doughnuts and hot dogs for lunch.

REMINDER: Only 10 more days to order your NSEC Apparel. Orders must be in by March 30th! If you would like to see the size small jacket, I have been leaving mine in the office on my chair to try on.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

It's Almost Spring!

And as the weather gets nicer and trails become more and more alluring, lets all remember that our trails are multi-use trails and if we want to keep it that way we have to be responsible and clean up after our horses immediately. We are a community on the North Shore and want to treat the rest of our neighbors with the same respect we expect from them :)

Saturday, 15 March 2014

New Grooming Services for Boarders at NSEC

Attention all you busy boarders!

Brae, Laura's lovely assistant, is now available to do all that tiresome mane pulling and whisker trimming that you just can't seem to find the time to do on a regular basis.

Grooming fees will be billed through the barn and charged to your account as follows:

Basic Mane: $35.00
-30 minute mane pulling, trim and clean up
Mane Plus: $45.00
-45 minute mane pulling, trim and clean up
Deluxe Mane: $55.00
-60 minute or longer mane pulling, trim and clean up

Rates will be determined by how accommodating your horse feels they want to be while having their mane pulled (if they don't mind, it will like take far less time then if they don't like having their mane pulled) as well as thickness of mane (the thicker the mane, the more time it will take).

So if you would like to get your horse looking good on a regular basis, please contact me or talk to Brae personally and she will do the dirty work in order to make your horse look his/her best.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Ordering New NSEC Apparel!

We are happy to announce that we will once again be ordering NSEC apparel for this year.

Below are the options of what you can order. I personally own one of the jackets and feel it has held up very well. It has remained very water proof and I can layer it over my sweatshirts and sweaters for spring and fall as well it is very easy to wash. I would highly recommend the jacket!

Please email Laura with your size and name for monogram at

Show Cooler - the show cooler we will be ordering is a medium grey and has no white fleece at the shoulder. Laura has one in her locker for viewing. It will be monogrammed with our logo and your or your horses name if requested. Approx cost $120 including monogram.

Show shirt- this would also have our logo on the chest. Approx cost $55

Jacket- Approx cost $130 includes monogram on left shoulder and logo on right side of chest.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Spring Break

Spring is coming up upon us quickly.

Just a quick reminder to all students that lessons continue to run as normal over spring break. If you are going to be away, be sure to give me at least 48 hrs notice prior to your classes that you will be away and we can arrange make ups for before you leave or upon your return.

Soon the flowers will bloom and the grass will sprout up and the black berry bushes will try to overtake the paddocks bit by bit.

Remember to sign up for the March Schooling Show by next week! It will be held on SUNDAY, MARCH 30TH!

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Upper Arena - Now Open!

The sun is out and shining and I am happy to say the upper arena is harrowed and ready for use!
 Get some fresh air and enjoy the mild weather up top while the sun is here and before we succumb yet again to the dreaded west coast rain that will likely usher in the spring.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Rain Rain...

Rain rain go away, I don't think Tobi appreciates being outside and wants you to come back another day.

According to the Weather Network we should be seeing the sunshine by Tuesday with some showers then a whole day of sunshine on Thursday! Then rain again friday -.-

REMINDER: Daylight savings starts tonight. Remember to turn your clock ahead 1 hour so you aren't late for your Sunday lessons!

Friday, 7 March 2014

Bike Race Tomorrow

The Dirty Duo Race will be happening tomorrow across the street at the Jaycee house. The race starts at 7am and will be going on all day until 5pm. Make sure to be careful if you plan to go out on a trail or are riding down in the lower arena.

Photo from

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

February Snow & March Show

We had the final snow of the season (hopefully!!) at NSEC last week. Horses stayed inside to keep safe and warm and once the snow was rained away, they were turned out again. Some of the snow that piled up after falling off the roof of the barn stuck around though and a few horses got to enjoy it for a few more days!

Hadley enjoys a bite of snow while relaxing in the sun.

A mistake on the show forms has caused a little confusion for some. I want to confirm that the NSEC Spring Classic will be held here on SUNDAY, MARCH 30TH.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me ^.^