The Pacific Northwest has no shortage of fall/winter storms. While we rarely close for most storms, the Bothell area can experience more intense storms than the rest of the region. The convergence zone is the main cause. This micro-climate phenomenon makes weather forecasting challenging at best.
Here are a few things to know that may impact lessons during our typical NW storms:
Holly Farm Power Outage:
We cancel lessons if we cannot see students in the arena. If you are in a lesson when the lights go out. Stop your horse and dismount immediately and HOLD YOUR HORSES! The Instructors will tell you what to do. They have emergency headlamps for this event. Bathroom access will be blocked and the porta-potty will be open on the west side of the parking lot. Often, the lights come right back on.
Trees/Powerlines Down on Roadways
If you are going to be late to your lesson due to blocked roads, trees, or powerlines down, text us (206-351-1248) and let us know you are running late. We will get your horse ready. If you will be more than 30 min late due to weather, text us and we will work to reschedule the lesson.
Dangerous Driving Conditions
If you are caught in a storm on the way to the barn and need to return home or park your car, text us (206-351-1248). We support your safety decisions and reschedule lessons.
Please do not hesitate to text or email questions. There may be a delay in answering, but we will get the message.
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