The Barn Hours: The Barn is open 7 days a week from 7 AM – 10 PM. If you would like to come before 7 AM or after 10 PM, please contact Katie.
The Lesson Cancellation Policy: Lessons must be cancelled by 8 PM the previous day for morning lessons or by 8 AM for afternoon lessons Please call or text Katie’s cell at 201-230-7653. If not notified by the stated times, full payment is due for the lesson.
Turnout: Horses may be turned out with their halters on. It is strongly suggested that your horse has a leather halter that fits appropriately. If your horse is rambunctious, please provide a chain lead rope. Please leave any splint boots or bell boots for turnout, on the door. If you have a back up set of boots, please leave them in the box in front of the stall. If the fields are wet after a storm, only paddocks 1,2, 3, and 4 are used. Others paddocks may be used at the barn’s discretion. If you are planning on riding in the morning and do not want your horse turned out, please call or leave a note.
OCRA Equipment: Please do not use OCRA’s equipment, sprays, sponges, or saddle pads without permission. If you use any OCRA equipment, please clean and/or replace. Any broken equipment must be repaired or replaced.
Feed/Supplements: The feed chart hanging up in the feed room shows the current amounts of feed and supplements. If you want to change your horse’s feed, please contact Katie. If you would like to give your horse more than 2 supplements per feeding, please make baggies containing the supplements or order from Smart Pak. Please put horse’s name on the container and make sure the feed chart reflects any new supplements.
Vet/Medicine: If your horse is sick or injured, we will contact the horse’s owner and the vet, if necessary. If the injury is a cut that doesn’t require the vet, we will do the first cleaning. Further cleaning and treatment can be done by OCRA at an additional cost. If the vet comes on an emergency, we will assist him/her. Any OCRA assistance during additional visits or non-emergency calls, will be an additional cost. If the vet has a treatment plan for your horse, please notify Katie of the treatment plan. If medication is required, please place the baggies of medicine on the medicine board for the appropriate days. If OCRA needs to count and organize the medicine, there will be an additional cost. If the vet’s treatment includes no turnout, please let Katie know. If you want to override the vet’s treatment and have your horse turned out, a written request is required.
Please refrain from giving horses, other than your own, treats.
Keeping the Barn Clean: Please sweep your grooming area before riding. The blanket rack on the door should be used for current clothing and boots. Please don’t overload the door. Blankets can be stored upstairs during the off season. Please keep your area of the tack room clean, and use the garbage/recycling bins near the office.
Questions or Scheduling: If I am teaching or riding, Please leave non-urgent questions on the white board outside my office or leave a message on the answering machine.
Shoeing: Please let me know when your farrier is coming. If you are using Chris, please schedule an appointment with him or use the upper left hand corner on the white board outside my office. Checks for Chris may be left in the mailbox on the office door.
IM shots must be given by Katie or the owner of the horse, except in the event of an emergency.
Board: Board is due by the first of the month. Board paid after the 5th of the month will have a $25 late fee. After the 15th, an additional $25 late fee will be charged.
Children: must be supervised at all times.
Dogs: For insurance reasons, all visiting dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. Visiting dogs are not allowed to be tied up anywhere on the property.
Riding: Boarders may ride during a lesson. Please try to stay in the same direction and/or give the student the right of way while jumping.
Visitors: must be in a lesson in order to ride any horse at On Course. The release of liability must also be signed before the first lesson. Boarder’s are responsible for making sure their friends visiting know the barn rules.
Boarders riding another boarder’s horse: please contact Katie to fill out the proper paperwork.
Riding in the field: If the condition of the grass is questionable, trot a circle and look for hoof prints. If there are no hoof prints, then the field is dry enough to ride on.
Wash Stall: Please pick out horse’s feet before using the wash stall. The drain in the wash stall goes into the septic.
The Office: The downstairs office is locked, but boarders may enter, if necessary, using the key in the mailbox. Please do not enter the upstairs private office, off of the lounge, unless Katie is with you.
10% service fee: A 10% service fee will be added whenever Katie must write a check to cover a client’s expenses. This includes any catalog orders, dentist fees, vet fees (if not billable), and entries fees.
Returned checks: $30 fee added
Please notify Katie of any dangerous conditions at the barn.
** If assistance is needed for clipping or pulling mane, additional charges may apply**
On Course consists of two facilities built over 17 acres of farmland. On Course Riding Academy consists of 26 stalls and a heated 70' x 100' indoor ring with lights, new footing (sand and rubber) and a heated/ air conditioned lounge and viewing room overlooking. On Course Show Stable consists of 15 stalls and a 80' x 184' indoor ring with lights and a new footing (sand and rubber).
On Course also has ample outdoor riding rings.
Other features also available at On Course include wash stalls with hot and cold water and boarder tack rooms.
Owner/trainer, Katie Moriarty resides on
the premises. These features, in addition to the immaculate stabling
I have been a client at On Course Riding Academy for 2 years. I bought “Amber Moon” from Katie, which was bred and born five years ago at her facility. The main reason I chose this place is that being a veterinary neurologist, my schedule is very busy, and knowing that my girl is receiving state of the art standard of care at all time is essential to me. Our weekly lessons with Katie are always conducted with the highest level of professionalism. The frequent turn out time, its two inside arenas, and its two outside rings, give this spacious place the best atmosphere for learning, riding, and for my horse happiness.
I have been at On Course since 2000. I’m their oldest boarder. My experience at On Course has been stellar. From the care they give Maggie to the lessons I have taken over the years all has been top notch. The barn and the riding facilities are the best in the area. I trust both Katie and Chris with the well being of my horse. In a few more years my 3 year old will be taking lessons with Katie as her dad did. Did I mention thanks to Kate my horse Maggie was the 2005 Northeast Regional Horse Shows, Suitable to be a Hunter, Grand Champion.
When I first came to On Course in the spring of 2006, i was trying to find a stable that would take excellent care of my horse, but wasn't a pushy show barn. I couldn't have found a better place; my horse is treated like a king. That is really important to me, because I can only see him three times a week since I live an hour away. Katie's lessons are amazing, and they are always catered to the individual horse and rider and what their future goals are. No one is criticized or forced to do something they are uncomfortable with, and when things don't go according to plan, why and how to do something the right way is explained. Horse shows are a fun option made extremely convenient and stress-free with Katie's help. She has taken me from barely being able to get over a crossrail under control to jumping gymnastics with 3 foot oxers. I have never regretted moving to this barn. On course is a very safe and friendly environment that any horse would
I’ve been at On Course since 2002, when I first began to trailer my horse Echo there for lessons. On Course and Katie were immediately impressive, and soon Echo moved into OCRA, where he was happy and well cared for until his retirement last year. Katie helped us progress from beginner to regular showing and even winning. We topped off Echo’s career with NJ year end awards two years in a row and great successes at some big shows as well. Last year Katie helped me find my wonderful new horse Raider and he lives in the On Course Show Stable barn - he’s really a dream come true for me. Both Raider and I receive the quality training and instruction that we need to continue progressing to the next level. The care and attention given to all the horses, as well as the exacting standards for horse management truly put On Course at the top level of boarding facilities. I never worry about my horse and I know that he is well looked after. Katie has helped me become a much better rider and she ensures that we set and meet our goals, even if on some days our goal is to simply come out unharmed!
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