While it doesn't seem that long ago that the white stuff was flying outside and we were all huddled around any source of heat we could find, the temperatures have recently hit the upper 80's so let's assume we are done with the winter blankets???? PLEASE TAKE THEM HOME!!!!! Thank you :)
We wanted to give all of our boarders an opportunity to be able to access news, updates and changes to the calendar collectively. We know it's difficult to keep up with the ever changing lesson schedule, upcoming events, travel to shows etc. It is obvious the benefits of sharing this information with all of you however, since Sport Horse is also our home we ask everyone's discretion in keeping this information confidential. We consider ourselves very lucky that we've not been victims of theft or worse crimes during our time here and with the couple of recent incidents in the immediate area we are reminded that no one is immune to these acts! We hope to keep up on all barn news here and would appreciate any feedback in regard to it's usefulness.
Well, it appears we've made it through another winter and dare we assume it's done snowing??? Let's not poke THAT bear but, plans are made to move on and patiently wait for the temps to rise...
So... Spring cleaning is in full swing and let's assume we are done with winter blankets? Please pick them up, wash them and if you'd like to store them here provide a heavy duty plastic tub clearly marked with your name that will be housed in the old barn for storage. We do still have the occasional critter trying to move in so a heavy duty tub is recommended, the cheap plastic ones break easily and the bags deteriorate with extreme temperatures.
And speaking of cleaning, Jacqueline has purchased a bucket of liquid gold and for any Sport Horse boarder wanting to replenish their little CWD conditioner container will do so for $20. Thank you Jaqueline :)
And lastly, the Equine DDS will be at Sport Horse for spring cleaning :) and floating, Friday May 11th. Unless major issues arise during the routine float, his services are $240 per horse payable prior to his departure. We cannot stress the importance of yearly floats by a qualified individual and if you have the opportunity to come watch, it is worth every minute of your time, not to mention money! To be included in this visit, please drop a check made to Hippologic for $240 in the SHi payment box by Sunday, May 6th.
Happy spring cleaning everyone and we'll see you at the barn!
So apparently in a moment of senility I incorrectly advised y'all of Dr. Herrmann's spring visit as being April 29th which is actually a Sunday (thank you Ellen for pointing this out yesterday). He IS coming out this coming Thursday, March 29th at 15:00. I apologize for the confusion.
With spring looming just around the corner, Dr. Herrmann is scheduled to visit Sport Horse Thursday, April 29th at 15:00 for all spring vaccinations and worming compliance.
AT A MININUM ALL HORSES WILL RECEIVE A FLU/RHINO VACCINE, ANNUAL STRANGLES VACCINE AND A FECAL WORM COUNT (Suggested but voluntary vaccines include: EEV, EHV, Tetanus, Potomac Horse Fever, West Nile, Rabies).
If you have any intentions of traveling to shows or clinics be aware that most venues now require not only a current negative coggins (check yours for expiration) but a minimum of flu/rhino vaccine proof. Plan accordingly to save yourself a special trip fee!
Any billing or rate questions should be addressed to Herrmann Veterinarian Clinic directly at 317-313-8760. Please be sure to update or set up your billing information with Dr. Herrmann prior to his scheduled visit! Happy Spring everyone!
When: Saturday, Dec 2nd @ 18:00
Where: Brian & Alex's Crib
Menu: Bring a dish, preferably easy finger/snack food, and your favorite bottle of wine
RSVP: Let us know you can make it, please :)
The Old Barn Tack Room is finally done!!! Well, not completely but it's up and running waiting for some final touches... But in the meantime, it's home to our tack and houses other amenities for rider comfort! A couple of simple but vital rules apply for usage, CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF and DO NOT BRING/STORE/HANG ANY SADDLE PADS OF ANY KIND INTO THIS SACRED free of saddle pads AREA! Enjoy :)
Dr. Herrmann will be at SHi Tuesday, October 17th 2017 to complete the required fall flu/rhino booster and fecals. Optional services are available to be included at that time, please make us aware of your requests (if any) by Monday, October 9th.
If you are planning to haul off the property to use a different veterinarian please provide proof of such services having been completed by Sunday, October 15th or your horse will be included in the required October 17th vaccination day. Thank you.
The Boarding Contracts are updated and attached! Please execute and return by September 30, 2017 either electronically or via the payment boxes in the main and/or old barn. Anyone requiring paper copies instead please email me and I will leave printed copies on your stall door. Thank you!
With the most stressful and time consuming move we've EVER taken on, we are finally able to bask in the glorious victory of having survived it all! We are so excited to start this new chapter of our lives with ya'll, stick around for the organizing, scrubbing, fixing and mowing which are in full swing. The new barn roof install is tentatively scheduled to begin after Labor Day weekend and estimates for new fencing are being acquired as we speak. In keeping up with higher mortgage payments and tremendous improvement expenses, boarding rates will increase by $50 per horse per month as of October 1, 2017. New boarding contracts will be emailed out in the near future reflecting this increase along with the updated Fee Schedule and Barn Rules. Please return the contracts either electronically (scanned signature is acceptable) or in original form via the barn office mailbox by October 1, 2017. We appreciate your understanding and hope to continue to be able to share our equestrian lives with you!
Yes, it appears that we've survived another winter and spring is finally here!!! With that being said, Dr. Herrmann is scheduled to visit Sport Horse the week of April 17th for all spring vaccinations and worming compliance.
IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR HORSES INCLUDED IN THIS SPRING COMPLIANCE VISIT, PLEASE FORWARD A COPY OF A VET CERTIFICATE INCLUDING QUARTERLY FLU/RHINO VACCINE, ANNUAL STRANGLES VACCINE AND A NEGATIVE FECAL WORM COUNT prior to April 17th to SHiEvents@me.com.
Any billing or rate questions should be addressed to Herrmann Veterinarian Clinic directly at 317-313-8760. Happy Spring everyone!
Well, not sure about that, after all it's only mid February! But, with the predicted 10 day forecast in mind we are scheduling a 11 o'clock lesson this Saturday morning to celebrate Mother Nature's graciousness. Anyone wanting to join us by riding outside and jumping courses, be there or be square!
Saturday. February 18th. 11 o'clock. Hunter Ring. See y'all then! :)
It's that time, AGAIN. We've scheduled the quarterly Flu/Rhino booster to be performed Friday, February 3rd, by Dr. Herrmann.
If we do not receive communication by Tuesday, January 31st letting us know that these services are being performed by another vet or during another scheduling, your horse WILL BE INCLUDED in the mandatory flu/rhino booster.
If any additional services are wanted please complete the "Veterinarian Request Form" found here:
We are planning on returning to the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington OH, the third week of January, specifically the 18th through the 21st. This particular show will apparently only run from Wednesday through Saturday because they are hosting their annual OHJA banquet on Sunday. We have enclosed the most current schedule posted for everyone's review, please check it and let us know if you're joining us. Stalls are free and reservations are due Tuesday, January 10th. Happy showing everyone!!!
With all the new faces at the barn and the care being offered ranging from self care to full board we wanted to make everyone aware of a few vitals in which we ask everyone's cooperation to run this ship smoothly!
First, please be aware of the barn hours as referenced in the Barn Rules! They are as follows:
November 1st through March 31st, Monday CLOSED, Tuesday through Friday 9:00 to 21:00, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 to 19:00
All self care boarders are asked to take care of their Monday feeding, cleaning and turn out ONLY. No riding, lunging or indoor usage on MONDAYS, no exceptions outside of EQUINE MEDICAL EMERGENCIES.
Secondly, full care horses will be turned out daily with the following exceptions: Day temperature of 20 below with wind chills and freezing rain or ice sheets making for dangerous slips. The current turn out schedule is posted in the entry by the glass front door and is kept current on a daily basis. Turn out is based on matching gender as well as personalities to ensure the minimum amount of drama and trauma.
Thirdly, any messaging/texting communication with SHi Management staff of Brian, Alex or Shayna (please specify which) should be addressed to 317-804-1645. We will make every effort to respond promptly during SHi barn hours. Any previous numbers utilized now have privacy settings in place allowing for communication deliveries within the business hours of Tue-Sun 9 am to 18:00 only.
And lastly, with bitter winter temperatures having arrived early this year some of the water troughs have already frozen solid and cracked the plastic. We believe to have repaired all of them, replaced any non-working heaters and reset the electrical breakers so all should be in good working order. We are checking them daily, if you find any either leaking or frozen please notify management immediately.
Happy New Year to all and looking forward to our first "real" snow of the year! Only 77 more days until the official arrival of spring... Is it here yet????
The show schedule at the Wilmington Equestrian Center, aka WEC, is BUSY! Other than the week before and the week of Christmas, there are shows booked EVERY WEEK from now through the end of April! So many shows, so little time...
Well, as has been the case with previous scheduling dilemmas, popular demand prevailed. We are scheduled to attend the December 7-11 week as well as December 28-January 1. Plans have been solidified for the upcoming week of the 7th with our departing of Tuesday, December 6th. Please let us know if you'd like to attend the December 28-January 1 week so that we may finalize reservations by early December. Beyond that, our next venture will take us into the week of January 18-22 or January 26-29, popular vote will again decide.
Feel free to either comment or email me directly if you're in need of further information or details about any of the upcoming shows! The prize list is enclosed below for viewing pleasure. Happy showing everyone!
What do you get when you combine great riders in search of a good time, expending a bit of sweat with a little grease all within minutes of the Monon? What else but The Sport Horse Petal to Brunch Sundays! Join us for this inaugural event next Sunday, November 13th. Bring your steel or aluminum or space age metal horse (the unmotorized kind) for a Riders Meeting in the Sport Horse parking lot at 9:30 a.m. to be followed by a group ride through the Grand Park to the Monon Trail into Carmel's Matt the Miller for their 10 a.m. Brunch! The current forecast calls for dry but cool conditions, dress appropriately and be ready for a social petal :)
As most of you aware, here at Sport Horse we believe in equine fecal tests twice a year for worm detection vs. worming every 60 days. We're excited to report that yet another successful season of low to zero fecal egg counts validates our philosophy!
Yay Sport Horse (insert pats on the neck)! 😉
FREE Stalls?! What?
Yap, you saw that just fine! The World Equestrian Center (formerly Roberts Arena) in Wilmington OH has informed the horse world in a recent press release of their free stall shenanigans for the 2016/2017 Winter Season. Needless to say such an opportunity doesn't present itself every day, so happy reading and planning. They will obviously give preference to winter series participants but before they sell out complete, please check over the numerous available show dates and let us know of your preferences! Thank you and happy showing :)
We are SUPER excited to announce the resuming of the normal lesson schedule with Brian starting this week, October 17th. If you are unsure of your normal time, please email for details.
Also wanted to remind everyone of the upcoming Equitation Clinic with Holly this Saturday, the 22nd, commencing at noon! Please let us know of your intention to participate so that we may plan groups accordingly.
Happy riding everyone!
We originally had an Equitation Session scheduled with Holly this coming weekend the 15th of October, however due to a scheduling conflict she is unable to make that day. A tentative make up session has been scheduled for Saturday, October 22nd. Please let us know if you're planning to attend.