Happy Thanksgiving!

This is the time of year when we reflect on all of the things we are thankful for. It has been a tremendous year of growth at Sande and we are especially grateful for our wonderful family of boarders, volunteers, staff and clients. THANK YOU for all you do and we hope you have a joyous holiday.
If you are scheduled for a lesson the week of Thanksgiving, please see below for updates regarding schedule changes. Due to a significant number of students traveling that week and the Wednesday school closure, we are trying to adjust lesson times to best accommodate everyone's schedule. If you are scheduled for a lesson on Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday, you will receive an email from Debbie this week to touch base about reschedule options. 
  • Monday, 11/19:  Regular Schedule
  • Tuesday, 11/20:  Regular Schedule
  • Wednesday, 11/21:  We will attempt to move the lessons to morning – early afternoon.
  • Thursday, 11/22:  Thanksgiving Day - NO LESSONS. Students will have the option to have a make-up (Wednesday, 11/21 and Sunday, 11/25 will be proposed) or receive credit of one lesson on their invoice
  • Saturday, 11/24:  We will attempt to move the lessons to Sunday, 11/25.  Students may also have the option to move to Wednesday, 11/21. 
Please welcome our new staff members!
Christina Sullivan, Program Manager, has been a part of the Sande School family since her daughter started taking lessons in 2010 and has been a lesson client, boarder, instructor and valued volunteer for the past 5 years. Her two autistic nephews and their love for horses inspired her interest in Sande's program for people with disabilities. Christina teaches Little Wranglers, Barn Buddies, therapeutic, beginning and intermediate riders. In her expanded position, Christina will develop and manage curriculum and lesson programs among other things. When she is not working at the barn you will find her wrangling dance kids at dance competitions and teaching “creative play” classes. 
Debbie Morgan, Office Manager, joins the Sande team with decades of experience in the administrative, technical and customer service fields. She will fill an important role overseeing correspondence, bookkeeping and various administrative tasks at Sande! Debbie is originally from Wichita, Kansas and has lived in Oregon for six years. She enjoys jigsaw puzzles, camping, hiking and spending time with her granddaughter! She also leads a Girl Scout troop designed for girls with disabilities and Treasurer for the Columbia County Girl Scout Service Unit. 
Starting on Monday, November 19th, Debbie Morgan will be the main point of contact for all lesson coordination at Sande! Please contact her if you need to change or cancel lessons, pay invoices, or have a question about your invoice.You can reach her using the same email address or by phone at 503-717-3730. 
Cold Weather Care – Students and Horses
Students in lessons can help with the two most important aspects of Winter horse care – hooves and blankets!   Picking hooves before and after your ride helps prevent thrush and abscesses, which are most prevalent during rainy seasons and moist environments.  Safe, independent hoof-picking takes a lot of instructed practice and we will incorporate this into the on-ground horsemanship portion of your lessons often this Fall / Winter.  We are also now blanketing the lesson horses.  If you are the first lesson of the day and take your horse's blanket off, please place it in front of its stall.  When multiple blankets are left in the crossties, it limits our workspace and inevitably leads to confusion on whose blanket is whose by the end of the night.  If you are helping put your horse away after lessons are over, please help put your horse's blanket back on!  Our horses don't grow full Winter coats and rely on their blankets to stay warm at night. 

To help care for yourself in lessons, please come to lessons wearing a fitted coat and gloves!  Riding through the Winter is only fun when you come prepared to spend 1-2 hours outside in the elements!  Ear warmers fit under most helmets.  Scarves are great on the really cold days – just make sure you’ve secured the ends so they don’t come off or flap and scare your horse.
The annual Show Time November Classic was held at the Clark county fairgrounds.  Twelve horses and eight riders from our barn competed, including Shayla Matsumoto, Jordan Roth, Ada Kay Evans, Isabell Fleming, Hannah Morse, Jen Morse, Amanda Kopra and Christina Parsons.  Amanda won the High Point All-Around buckle and the Reserve Champion Stock Horse in her age division.  Christina Parsons won the Novice Stock Horse Championship.  Shayla, Jen and Shayla all won numerous classes, and everyone had some great rides and showed against some of the most competitive Pleasure and Reining horses in the Northwest.  All of these students are either current Sande students or rode with us before buying a horse and training with Doug!  Big thanks as well to all of their parents for supporting them all weekend (including Kiddo’s Mom, Suzanne as Karlynn was in Ireland!), Danielle Smith for helping out all weekend and Jaime Smith, Brooke and Christina for helping Joyce Willis to run the show!  
Thanks again to everyone who joined us at the Boot Scootin' Benefit! It was a blast and we raised over $14,000 to support our nonprofit programs. Check out this fabulous PHOTO ALBUM in case you missed it! 
Copyright © *|2018|* *|Sande School of Horsemanship|*, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
33836 Bennett Road
Warren, OR  97053

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Sande School of Horsemanship · 33836 Bennett Rd · Warren, OR 97053-9706 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp