Barn News

By increasing the number of students we saw each week, we were able to hold close to the same prices for about 18 years- only having to raise lesson prices once! An accomplishment to be sure in such rising and falling economic times.

However, a number of hard, wet, cold winters (the drought is officially over) and a dwindling of students has pushed us to raise our prices again. As of March 1st, lessons will be $35.00 an hour or a 6 lesson plan for $195.00. You may buy up to 2 plans ahead to preserve the old pricing of $165.00 a little longer! Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

In other news, summer live-in camps will not be happening this year. Leslie’s husband Bob is approaching 91 while her mother is turning 100 very soon and lives in Florida. Life is less controllable than it was and, of course, important family requires more time spent in their company. It is a sad development, but one can only be stretched so thin.

HOWEVER, if there is a demand for day camps we will do those! So let Ms. Leslie know if you are interested in day camp this summer. The number of camps will be determined by the amount of interest!

Other dates to be aware of:
  • FENCE Open Show – April 9th
  • Scotsgrove Spring Schooling Show – April 16th
  • Hickory Top – May 7th
  • Scotsgrove Hunter Pace – May 28th

Let Ms. Leslie know if you are interested in participating, so she can assign horses!

A Happy Winter Season!

Hello All!

We have our winter theme live and up. (SOOO much easier to update on my end and I’m thrilled!) New colors are in place and new banners are rolling across the top – even some pictures with snow if you can believe it!

We at the barn send our very best wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year to all our riders and their families!
We will teach as usual including Christmas Eve (weather permitting!), but be closed for Christmas Day and Boxing Day Dec 26. There is a big holiday hunt on Boxing Day and another on New Year’s Day! So we will closed for New Year’s Day as well.
Thank you all for making 2015 a wonderful year!

With all the rain!

From Leslie on Sunday: I hope all of you have been warm and dry through this interesting weather! The second run-in barn began flooding Thursday so when all horses came in that night, all 20 were set up in the main barn, with 7 in “Gypsy” stalls in grooming racks and along the main aisle!  Jury rigged hay nets and water buckets, so they all are warm, dry, and well fed! They ate as we cleaned stalls this morning, and as we left the barn, several lay down for naps, even in these makeshift circumstances so all is well.
The ring has been under water for so long I’ve forgotten what it looks like, and horses have been standing (or lying!) in without a break since Thursday night, so they will be wild children when I get to release them! I am canceling lessons for Monday as Laurie and I will have our hands full dealing with 20 stalls, and horses will not be themselves!  I will see when this gets past us and when I can get horses out to get rid of the “beans and badness”!
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At the end of the rainbow – by Heather Daniel

We are LIVE!

Sweet TricksHelllo! I’ve been working on the new website all summer and it is FINALLY up and live! It’s been converted to WordPress for ease of updating on my end and (hopefully) better mobile functionality on your end. I’m so excited about all the new features!
There are sure to be more changes coming soon, but as I made new Event Galleries and started adding in Horse Profiles I realized the sooner the website migrated over the better! And what better time than the regular Fall update?
So we are still growing and changing, some galleries haven’t been developed yet and there will be a lot of updates moving forward. But for now – explore and enjoy the new website and please be gentle with it.

(and of course shoot me an email at scotsgrove(at)gmail.com if you come across something broken! I want to fix it asap!)

~Gwen