Thursday, 24 March 2016

Leasing/Owning Information Meeting

NSEC Manager and Head Coach of the Hunter/Jumper program at NSEC, will be holding an open meeting for any NSEC students that are looking for information on leasing/owning horses at NSEC.

The meeting will take place on Saturday, April 2nd at 2pm

This meeting will cover all the general questions about leasing, like costs and how to go about getting a lease as well as availability for school horses leases this summer to longer term leases on show horses.

If you are interested in getting a lease horse and are currently on our waitlist and are still interested in leasing please attend this meeting or contact me as we will be starting a more current list. And of course if you have not spoken to your coach but are interested in leasing or just want info please also attend or speak with your coach.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

NSEC Jackets

Looking for a new jacket to protect you from the spring showers? Laura Kinvig will be doing up an order for new NSEC jackets, that will have the NSEC Logo embroidered on them.

This time the brand and style is new and improved. A link to the jacket is below. They are waterproof and have a stowable hood! Which is great at the spring and fall horse shows. The price is $140 plus gst and includes our logo, which is a great price for the jacket.
If you choose to have your name put on the sleeve The Dogs Ear in West Van can do that for you and I will make sure he does them all in the same size and font and gives us a good price.

Sizes are XS to XL.

Please email me to show interest in a jacket order and then I will send another email to arrange payment and confirm the order once I meet the minimum order requirements.

Also please email me any ideas/requests for new NSEC clothing or horse gear.

Monday, 14 March 2016

New Specialized Lessons Available at NSEC

Introduction Lesson - $99.50/1 hour 15 minutes

  • For those who have never ridden before and not sure if riding is for them, we are introducing an extended private lesson option for the first time rider. Within the 1 hour and 15 mins, an instructor will be able to get you properly orientated with our barn, protocols and horses, teach you the basics of tacking up and leading a horse and get you in the saddle for your first 30 minute lesson, as well as help you untack, groom down and put your horse away afterwards.
Evaluation Lesson - $99.50/1 hour 15 minutes
  • Like our introduction lesson, our evaluation lesson is an extended private lesson for those looking to join the NSEC group lesson programs. Your instructor can make sure you are properly orientated with our barn, protocols and horses as well as make sure you are able to tack up on your own and will be able to evaluate your riding level and skills while on the horse during the evaluation, giving them the information they need to place you in the right lesson program based on your skills and previous experience. This lesson will be required for those looking to join our group lesson programs mid-season.

Private or Semi-Private Stable Management Lessons taught by Brae

Private Boarder Stable Management Class - $45.00/first 45 minutes, $10.00/each additional 15 minutes

Semi-Private Boarder Stable Management Class  - $28.00/first 45 minutes, $6.50/each additional 15 minutes

Public Stable Management Class - $55.00/first 45 minutes, $15.00/each additional 15 minutes

Semi-private Public Stable Management Class - $35.00/first 45 minutes, $9.00/each additional 15 minutes

  • These lessons will be available by request. Students should discuss what they are hoping to learn with Brae ahead of time and she can give them an appropriate time range for their lesson. Lessons can range from proper safety protocols to ground manner training methods. Please contact Brae through the office at for more details

Sunday, 13 March 2016

NSEC 30th Anniversary!

We are happy to announce that we are beginning to plan our 30th Anniversary Celebration for August 2016! We are looking for ideas and volunteers to help us plan a fun day full of different activities that will be open to everyone on the North Shore!
If you are interested in helping out or have any fun ideas, please contact us via facebook or through our email at