Friday, 2 June 2017

Canada Day Parade 2017

This year will be the 150th celebration for Canada Day and NSEC will be celebrating by participating in the North Shore Canada Parade on Saturday, July 1st!

This year we will be taking Tim Bit in the parade and giving Dino a break, but I will still be looking for volunteers to help me by handing out candy, stickers and business cards, as well as carry our banner.

If you are interested in helping out this year, please email me ASAP at 

Friday, 5 May 2017

NSEC Summer Classic 2017

It's time to register for the NSEC Summer Classic! Registration is optional and is open to all NSEC students.

Forms can be found here: NSEC Summer Classic Show Forms

The NSEC Summer Classic will be held on Saturday, June 10th, starting at 9:30am sharp! Please note that all regular lessons will be cancelled on June 10th for the show.

Students should get class recommendations from their instructors, or they can email the office if they are unsure of what classes to enter.

Entry fees are due in CASH with the entry form. The entry fee is $10.00. If the fee is not included with your entry form, the $10.00 entry fee PLUS an additional $10.00 late fee will be applied to your account.

Class fees are $25.00/class and will be calculated and applied to your bill after the show date, these fees do not need to be included with your entry.

Classes will run by number and are approximately 20 mins each (ie - Class 1 will go at 9:30am, Class 2 will go at 9:50am, Class 3 will go at 10:10am and so on). Times may vary depending on how popular each class is and if it has to be split into A, B & C categories (ie - Class 1A, Class 1B, Class 1C and so on). Students should make sure to arrive early to groom and tack up and be ready on time for their classes.

Parents and family are encouraged to come and watch as students show off the skills they have learned over the year and win prizes. Concession will be selling Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Pop and Doughnuts all day and Hot Dogs from 11am to 2pm. Please note no flash photography will be permitted for safety reasons but non-flash photos are allowed.

Following the show, June 11th to 17th will be NSEC's final Stable Management Week of the 2016/2017 term. Giving our hard working school horses a nice relaxing week off and giving students a chance to learn, review and build on their on horse skills to help them become well rounded horse people.

We hope to see everyone on June 10th!

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

NSEC Summer Camps

Summer Camp registration is now available on our website.

Make sure to register before June 1st 2017 to get an EARLY BIRD discount of $25.00 off the original camp price.

Camps that run on the week of August 8th to 11th 2017 get a $45.00 BC DAY discount. This discount cannot be combined with the early bird discount though.

Make sure to sign up quick! Spots tend to fill up fast!

Saturday, 8 April 2017

New Addition

On the evening of April 3rd/the morning of April 4th Ziona had a healthy baby filly at NSEC!

Although this is very exciting and quite unusual sight at NSEC, we are asking that all students respect the privacy of Ziona and her new foal to make sure neither of them get too stressed out by all the attention they will likely receive.

Ziona and her foal will be leaving NSEC in the future so that her little one has room to run around and play and grow, and once they are both ready, Ziona will return to NSEC and her foal will begin her training to be a lovely, well mannered mare.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Summer Camp Registration

NSEC Summer Camp registration is now open.

The last day of regular lessons at NSEC will be June 30th, 2017. Half day, week long summer camps will commence the following Monday, July 3rd, 2017 and run until Sept 1st 2017.

NSEC Summer Camps run Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 12pm OR 1pm to 4pm and are open to children 7 yrs old and up. Level descriptions and registration forms can be found on the Summer Camp page of our website.

Early Bird Discount: Sign up before June 1st 2017 for any week other than August 8th-11th and get $25.00 off the regular price of $420.00.

BC Day Discount: Due to BC day on Aug 7th, summer camps for the week of August 8th to 11th will run Tuesday to Friday instead of Monday to Friday and be offered at a discounted rate of $375.00/camp. This week will not be eligible for the early bird discount.

Spaces are limited and fill up fast, so make sure to get your registration forms in ASAP and we hope to see you in the summer!

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Allanda Away

Just a reminder that I am now officially away for the month of March.

Brae will be looking after the office and schedule while I am gone.

The office will be closed on Tuesdays & Thursdays, so students should look to their helpers or ask their instructors for help if they need help with tacking up.

Invoice inquires or corrections will be looked into as soon as I return after March 29th.

Hope everyone has a good Spring Break!

Friday, 10 February 2017

Stable Management Week #2 at NSEC

Feb 13th to 19th will be NSEC’s second stable management week of the 2016/2017 season.

Stable Management week applies to ALL lessons, including privates, semi-privates and adult lessons.

Stable management weeks give us a chance to give our horses a break from work to help them relax and feel refreshed as well as gives students a chance to go over the important things they need to know that can’t be taught on the horse. This is includes going over proper tacking/grooming and stall etiquette for our beginner riders to important safety/first aid in case of emergency for our more advanced riders.

Students should show up in riding attire and have their helmet with them, but they will not need grooming equipment or crops for stable management. Students do not have to show up early for stable management and can meet their instructor outside the office at their regular scheduled lesson time.

If you are unable to make your stable management class for any reason, please let me know ASAP so we can book a make-up within the stable management week.

If you ride in lessons more than once/week, or if you have pre-booked any make-up lessons during this week, please contact me about rescheduling any lessons beyond the one required stable management lesson.