Iportant News About Imminent Changes
As from 9th February 2014 Vanessa North will no longer work full time at Coach House Riding School. We thank Vanessa for all the hard work she has put in over the last three years and wish her the very best of luck in the future. She will remain part of the Coach House Riding School team and will be teaching for us on Saturdays. This departure has made us think about the future for ourselves and we have decided to make some changes. There have been many pressures on our business over the last few years and after much thought and soul searching we have decided that, after 28 years of business, now is the time is right to scale down the Riding School.
From 9th February 2014 our opening hours will be reduced to 3 days per week, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, to accommodate all our existing clients. Our current Riding School insurance expires in October 2014 and we have decided not to renew. Merlin, Bella, Nelson and Bambi will remain here but the remaining horses and ponies will be either returning to their owners or be for sale. We intend to keep functioning until the horses and ponies have found suitable homes. You will be kept up to date of any developments via email and our facebook page.
We have had a huge amount of fun running the business, have made many good friends and have brought joy to our many loyal clients. We would like to say a big "thank you" to all those involved. It is time for retirement now (well Linda can, Kevin still has to work!!) and the beginning of a new era. With some time to ourselves, we may even be able to take up some new hobbies!
Barney Echo and Etty all seem very happy and settled in their new homes now, so it is time to move on to another chapter at The Coach House; we have decided that our last day for lessons will be Saturday 23rd August.
We plan on having a “pony” party for all the regular riders on Monday 25th August at 1pm – 4pm. We will be throwing an “adult” party on Saturday Sept 13th at 7pm; this will be for all our supporters and friends over the years and we do hope many of our “old girls” will be able to come. If you could please let me know if you or your children will be able to attend either of the parties, this will give us a rough guide for numbers as will not be sending out invitations, just please let one of us know if you would like to attend. Further details will be sent out nearer the time.
Following negotiations Becs will be taking lessons here starting at the beginning of September using Tosh and Tori. This will be her private venture so if any of you wish to know any details please ask her when you are here or call her on 01638 730760 or mobile 07808737644; please DO NOT use the Coach House line for this! I know that many of you will want to support her.