Summer Programs filling up!

We are so excited that so many of you are returning this summer. Can’t wait to see you.

If you haven’t sent in your registration, we encourage you to do so soon, as some weeks are beginning to reach capacity. You can find all of the details on our Summer Programs page (link above).

Greg Best Clinic May 2 – 4, 2016

Greg Best is returning May 2 – 4, 2016!

Greg Best is known throughout the world for his double silver 1988 Olympic medals and grand prix show jumping. Greg is now sharing his talents with others, coaching at clinics in the United States and New Zealand.

The first session of the day will start at 7:30 am, followed by 9:30 am, noon and then 2:00 pm. Out of respect for the clinician, all riders must be ready and mounted prior to their start time. You will be grouped with 2 others, according to your level. Some riders choose to ride all three days for a tremendous experience. Please note any time limitations. We will try to schedule you on the day requested and will let you know ASAP if a different day is necessary due to grouping by riders’ levels. Clinic runs rain or shine and Greg prefers to be in the outdoor ring.

Each rider can audit for the full clinic. Each ride includes one free auditor for the day of the ride. Auditing is $30 per day.

A non-refundable deposit of $150 is due for each registered ride. Please contact us ASAP for more details and to register, as space is very limited.

United Way Summer Program Assistance

We just received information from the Northern Berkshire United Way regarding applications for assistance for summer program participation for those students in need. PLEASE NOTE THE QUICK DEADLINE.

United Way Camperships!

Application Deadline: March 18, 2016

NBUW Campership App for Summer 2016 – Link to Application

The Northern Berkshire United Way is pleased to announce the launch of its summer campership assistance for the summer 2016 season!

This program offers financial support to individual campers through sponsoring agencies, not to camping programs. Although there is not specific income guidelines, it is the programs intention to provide a summer camp experience to local youth who would have otherwise be financially excluded. Preference will be given to sites offering a traditional camping environment. Day and specialty camps are also eligible.

Please complete the enclosed application, with your camp registration form and camp budget to:


Northern Berkshire United Way

771 South Church St.

North Adams, Ma. 01247


PLEASE NOTE that while we will try to meet the need for summer camp scholarships, the funding for this program is limited.

Summer Program Schedule

The Schedule is available!
2016 HORSE & FARM Programs

With growing interest in riding and showing, we are changing our schedule a bit this summer to meet the needs of our current and returning riders. We offer lessons and leasing year-round. This summer will also include 3 weeks of our HORSE PROGRAM and 4 weeks of our FARM PROGRAM, with optional riding lessons for full day farm program participants.

By offering our Farm Program, students can start at a younger age to learn about the skills farmers AND dedicated equestrians (riders) need to be successful. There are numerous competencies that farming and farm animals teach us. Many of our farm program participants go on to learn to ride with greater confidence and skill due to their summer experiences.

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Horse Program Weeks
June 20
July 25
August 22

Farm Program Weeks
July 5* (special schedule)
July 18
August 15
August 29

 We hope you can join us!

At Bonnie Lea Farm, children and teens are compassionate, responsible, confident leaders who learn the farm work ethic.

We believe the true farm experience teaches important values and life skills while having fun. The summer experiences at Bonnie Lea Farm allow complete immersion in the care and nurturing of the horses and other animals that depend on us for survival. For over 40 years, kids have grown up at BLF and love to “come home” as often as possible to reconnect. We look forward to your family joining ours.


Love Up A Horse in February

BLF Riders, it is time to get in shape and get ready for spring.  To help, we have a few opportunities below. Don’t forget to contact Lisa if you want to join extra lessons during the week of vacation. We will be offering a multiple day riding program during the April Vacation week. See you soon!

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February Vacation Week Lease Special:
February 13-21
Lease includes 2 group lessons and up to 6 additional rides for the week. Get a jumpstart on your spring riding fitness. Please speak to Lisa about what horses would be a good fit for you. $175

Saturday February 13
Horsemanship Clinic – for all ages and abilities
Learn the details of daily care of horses, including information about feed, supplements, hay, water, stall care, horse care and equipment.

Jumping Clinic – riders must be jumping a solid 2’ course.
Lisa would like to hold a jumping clinic. Please speak to her if you are interested so we can find a time that will work best for everyone.

Hunter Pace on Black Friday

Join us for another Hunter Pace. We had so much fun in October that we are holding another Hunter Pace on November 27 (Black Friday). Come ride, don’t shop!

Friday, November 27, 2015
Noon Start

  • Teams of 1 to 4 riders
  • Hill Topper and Hunter divisions
  • Placing 1st through 8th in each division
  • Helmets must be worn by all mounted riders

Click link to print entry form: BLF-Hunter-Pace-Entry-Blank-2015

Contact us with any questions. Hope to see you. Happy Thanksgiving!


Hunter Pace and Costumes!


Friday, October 30, 2015   3:30 Start

Sunday, November 1, 2015 Noon Start

  • Teams of 1-4 riders
  • Timed ride, with placings based on collective average time of all teams, not on speed.
  • $30 Entry per horse/rider combination
  • Higher and lower options will be available for some jumps. Riders will be able to go around fences if desired.


  • Costume Class/Parade for anyone interested (speak to Lisa if you need to borrow a horse, donkey or goat). $10 per entry
  • Prizes for Best Costume & Most Creative

Entry form for Hunter Paces and Costume Class: Hunter-Pace-Entry-Blank-2015


Riding, Boarding and Lessons in the Berkshires