Friday, 30 May 2014

NSEC Summer Classic

Who's coming to the NSEC Summer Classic Schooling show on Sunday, June 8th?

We have gathered our prizes, counted our ribbons and will be hoping the weather is as beautiful as it is today!

Get your forms in quickly, the deadline is tomorrow, but we will continue to accept show forms up 4 days before the show.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Where's Leo?

Can you guess where Leo is? 

First correct guess in the comments wins an original NSEC lapel pin! Remember, your name must be included!

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Trail Riding

We have been getting some complaints about manure on the trails in Inter-river Park.

As part of the community on the North Shore, we must remember that we share responsibility when it comes to keeping our trails clean. If we want access to these trails on nice days we need to treat them with respect and make sure we leave them as we find them.

That means cleaning up after our horses. If your horse passes manure while on a trail you must hop off and kick it off the pathways IMMEDIATELY. You cannot leave it there for when you are on your way back.

A while back Denise asked the district to add more boulders in the park so that we would not have issues when dismounting and then having to get back on again. Let's try and make this addition to the park useful for us and help to keep things clean and usable for other people in our community!

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Bits & Pieces

Some of the blankets have returned! Please check if your's is back at the front of the office.

Summer camps are filling up fast, so be sure to get your forms in ASAP for camps. We have a few higher level camps started for this summer already and could use a couple more :)

I would like to ask that people STOP tearing off pieces of the daily horse schedule for notes! I need these schedules for our records and I am getting a little annoyed that I have to guess on stuff when entering information into the computer. If you need scrap paper, there is a whole pile of it beside the fax machine.

I have put up a few locker notes, if you are renting a locker and one of the notes has appeared taped to your locker door, please return to me ASAP.

Thursday, 15 May 2014


Just a quick reminder that lessons run AS USUAL on all holidays at NSEC.

If you are planning on going away for the long weekend and need to miss a lesson, let me know ASAP and we can reschedule for another day.

Stay tuned for NSEC Summer Show details. Show forms will be available next week!

Friday, 9 May 2014

Summer Schooling Show

A date has been announced for the next NSEC Schooling Show!

We will be holding it on Sunday, June 8th 2014! Mark your calenders, it will be the last show because the end of lessons!

Forms will be available Next week!

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Doing Up the Girth

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Just a quick reminder that for the comfort and health of our horses, girths should always be done up slowly and one hole at a time!

This prevents pinching and pain when the girth is done up, this also helps to prevent girth galls which are caused by pressure on loose skin caught under the girth.

If you are unsure on how to do up the girth in a proper fashion, please ask a helper or your instructor to show you the proper way to do this. They will be happy to answer your questions and give you a demo :)

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Where's Leo?

Can you guess where Leo is? This is an older photo, but someone should be able to figure it out!

First correct guess in the comments wins an original NSEC lapel pin! Remember, your name must be included!

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Make Up Lessons

Remember, all make up lessons need to be completed by June 27th!

To find available times and to book your make ups please email me at

All lessons that aren't made up by June 27th with have a miss fee charged to them of half the group lesson cost.

Make sure to book ASAP, as many of the lessons will book up as students try to fit in make ups!