The SHi holiday party of Sunday December 16th has been moved to next Thursday, December 20th. Festivities will commence with the 1900 hour and conclude when we are “gut” or the clock strikes 2200, whichever comes first. Bring yourself, a cheery attitude and a simple dish to the Sport Horse Mansion and we’ll see you then! Prost :)
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.
Dr. Herrmann will be at Sport Horse tomorrow Tuesday, October 9th at 13:30 for the required quarterly flu/rhino booster. We apologize for the late notice and if anyone is in need of any additional services email SHiEvents@me.com ASAP. Please contact Dr. Herrmann’s office at (317) 313-8760 with any billing updates (if any) prior to his visit. Thank you :)
In light of the holiday weekend we are encouraging all of our wonderful boarders to come and enjoy their equines tomorrow. Happy Monday y'all :)
It's hard to get anything done in these extreme temperatures but yesterday we managed to muddle our way through completing a few projects we started....
Some for creature comforts...
Some for rider comfort...
And some for peace of mind...
We are looking forward to providing more amenities in the future, in the meantime ENJOY our progress :)
Summer officially JUST started and we've been smelting quite a bit already, not sure what that means for the rest of the season but assuming it's going to continue we are preparing for the next heat wave...
With the lack of ventilation of the individual stalls in the main barn, Sport Horse has ordered stall fan mounts this week (they retail for $34.99 plus $5 for S&H). All stall fans will be mounted utilizing these bracket, absolutely no bailing twine or bungie mounting. The cost for these brackets will be added to your July board along with an monthly electrical surcharge of $10 per horse for the months the stall fans will be utilized. Please provide a box fan at your earliest opportunity in anticipation of temperatures rising again by middle of this coming week.
Remember to keep yourself and your horse well hydrated as much as possible! Water bucket dumping and refilling anytime you're out enjoying the company of your horse is encouraged! Happy sweating y'all and see you at the barn :)
Dr. Herrmann will be at Sport Horse next Friday, June 29th at 15:30 for the required quarterly flu/rhino booster. Please contact his office at (317) 313-8760 to update any billing information prior to his visit. Thank you :)
As most of you are aware, it was a crazy few weeks preparing for the recently hosted IHJA show that included the ever aggressive task of building an entire new course of jumps. Not an easy task when you're talking about keeping up with Brian's creativity and imagination! But, with long hours and great help from family, friends and team Sport Horse we managed to pull it off AND make it look good! A HUGE "shout out" to Andrea for providing $1600 worth of fake flowers to decorate every single jump! Ummmm, yap that's not a misprint... Bearing THAT in mind along with the realization that everyone utilizes the jumps by lessoning and schooling their horses we are asking the entire Sport Horse Team to reimburse Andrea $50-$100 to help offset this huge endeavor! Enjoy the picture show and see y'all in the ring :)
With summer in full swing (well, per the temperatures anyway) so is the horse show schedule... Wild Air is coming up this weekend and those stall counts will have to be confirmed by Thursday.
The long awaited Robert Murphy Stable Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park July 5-8 is next, stall reservations will be mailed out by next Monday, June 18th to ensure our participation spots. If you would like us to include your reservation please leave your check for the $190 stall fee made payable to RMS Horse Show in the SHi payment box by Sunday, June 17th.
August will be the next venue with the Annual IHJA Show the 2-5 and Brave Horse may be ending the show schedule before school starts again with either the week of the 23-26 or the 30th through September 2nd (to be determined by popular vote).
Happy showing everyone :)
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 :)
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: