PLEASE NOTE: there is no washroom in the barn, so plan ahead. The house bathroom is available for emergency use only. Please make sure your child's name is on all of their items and they should pack everything into ONE backpack or bag - space is limited, we have to stay organized!
Clothing (please check out the images on our WHAT TO WEAR page!) - boots with a low heel (no sandals, flip flops, crocs, etc.) - ideally with hard toe (if you go to a tack shop, you're looking for paddock boots). - You will be walking around in a barn, stalls and in mud! In winter please wear WARM boots! - ASTM Riding Helmet - bike/hockey helmets, etc. are discouraged. It's not mandatory to have a helmet but members are strongly encouraged to purchase their own as we have only a few that members can borrow. The best local place to purchase a helmet is North Stream Farm Tack Shop (northstreamtack.com) - the have a variety of options to fit any budget and they will find your child a helmet that fits properly - this is the most important investment you will make in equestrian sport! - clothing appropriate for outdoors - the barn is NOT heated - so please be prepared! - hair MUST be in a pony tail or braid(s) unless it's very short - you must be able to see what you are doing. - don't wear your good school clothes - you will be getting DIRTY! - we encourage members to wear gloves while working with horses. (Mittens in winter are fine) - during the winter months, we strongly encourage members to bring hand warmers and an extra pair of mittens/gloves in case their hands get wet and cold.
Other items: - snacks, water bottle - hard work makes kids hungry! - hot chocolate in the winter (in a travel mug) is great! - hand warmers for your mittens (in the winter) - extra mittens in case your hands get wet - bug spray (and sunscreen) during our summer meetings - your Pony Club Manual (if you have one) - if you don't, please let us know and we will put an order in. - your Pony Club notes (it's a good idea to have a binder, paper, pencils, pencil crayons, etc.) - treats for the horses! They love apples, carrots and peppermints!