Spring has finally sprung and we’ve got plenty planned here at the yard to get you ‘egg’cited. Lately we’ve been busy at shows which we’ll bring you news of shortly as well as welcoming in some new friends and working on some new plans and changes for Northington Stud and Stables. But first up some dates for your diary.
Northington Stud and Stables Quiz Night – 17th March
£10 with fish and chip supper
Grab a team, it’s Quiz Night! Why not join us at Northington Village Hall on Friday 17th March? With fish and chips on the menu and an opportunity for you and your team to prove you’re top of the trivia board, it promises to be a good night. Everyone welcome so get your quiz hats on!
Contact Fran on 07970 717093 or email NORTHINGTONSTUDANDSTABLES.COM for more details and to register your team.
easter riding clinic – 10th-12th April
10am until 4pm
£80 PER DAY
We’ll be running a 3 day clinic for those looking to improve or perfect a particular riding skill so if you need a bit of advice or help, then don’t forget to book your space for some targeted tuition.
PLACES ARE GOING FAST SO MAKE SURE YOU BOOK BY RINGING FRAN ON
07970 717093 OR EMAIL NORTHINGTONSTUDANDSTABLES@GMAIL.COM
EASTER EGG HUNT – 18TH APRIL
10AM UNTIL 1PM
£7 PER CHILD
Come and join us for an Easter ‘egg’stravaganza down at the yard. Plenty of eggs to find and a chance to paint your pony in Easter colours too.
Rent a Pony
As regulars at the yard, you will know that we are passionate about horses and riding and that our aim is to offer the best experience we can for our clients. We are currently working hard on developing our facilities further and we hope to be able to give you more news on the plans we have for the future of Northington Stud and Stables shortly. In light of this, we’ve had to make a few changes to our Pony Rental scheme.
We’ve worked on updating the terms and conditions of our Pony Rental scheme, introducing new fee arrangements which reflect the cost of different types of agreement more fairly as well as fair usage arrangements for our horses. Our new rates will apply to new renters with immediate effect. Those of you who have signed an existing agreement will be given a grace period of two months. In any event, the new fees will be applicable from 1st May 2017.
In addition, we have been required to register for VAT and this means that we are now obliged to charge VAT on loan fees. As you will know, where VAT is paid, it does not benefit us and all VAT fees go straight to HMRC. VAT will be added to all fee invoices with immediate effect.
With regards to usage, we have made a few changes to rental arrangements and which days our horses may be used too. There may well be some restrictions on weekend usage when our horses are more in demand.
As a gentle reminder on existing terms and conditions, we would ask that you adhere to these consistently. This refers to stable management tasks in particular. It is unfair both to other clients and to yard staff to have to see to these tasks if they are left undone. We are pleased to say that the majority of our clients are brilliant at getting these jobs done but we would ask that ALL clients ensure that horses and equipment are left in the condition we would all wish to find them in, without fail.
Lastly we want to thank you all for your support and tell you that we really value all our clients and look forward to our continuing relationship with you. We hope you agree that these new changes will ensure that our Pony Rental represents fairness and consistency for all.
Those of you wishing to discuss arrangements further or talk to Fran about renting a pony, please email NORTHINGTONSTUDANDSTABLES@GMAIL.COM or call on 07970 717093.
There are many gorgeous faces still looking for a lovely rider to rent them. Why not check our Our Ponies page to find your pony?