Sunday, March 16, 2014 - Noon to 2 pm
Respect Starts from the Ground
Students of all levels struggle with “reading” horse’s cues, projecting confidence and gaining respect with horses while still remaining calm and kind. Creating mutual respect with your horse creates a safe environment and makes your time together even more enjoyable. Working with your horse in-hand can improve your ride immensely. This clinic can be your first time or a refresher. Come learn techniques to improve your relationship with your horse.
This clinic will help riders of all levels:
- Easily catch your horse
- Have a lighter horse at the end of your rope,
- Make grooming easy,
- Learn body language & how to react,
- Project confidence
- And more.
Bring your horse (and tack) with you. Call Lisa if you need to borrow a horse for the clinic.
RSVP and Questions – email email@example.com, respond on FB or call Lisa.
We hope to see you soon, Sunday.
At Bonnie Lea Farm, we know that learning to ride as a teen or adult can make one uncomfortable and self conscious – but no need to fear! Come join our special summer session and live your dreams.
Teen & Adult Beginner Week – July 14-18
This summer BLF is offering one special week solely for beginner riders, both teenaged and adult, that want to learn to ride or significantly improve their skills. This special session will help those hesitant or embarrassed to start riding in front of more experienced riders. By the end of the week, riders will be proficient in grooming, tacking up, mounting, dismounting and steering. Most riders will be able to trot, post to the trot and possibly even canter by the end of the week. Students will ride twice a day and learn how to handle horses from the ground and basic care. Students will audit a session of the Greg Best Clinic (Olympic Medalist) on Friday. Please see our 2014 BLF Horse Program for more details and Summer Program Registration.
FEBRUARY & APRIL VACATION
SPECIAL LEASE OPTIONS
Available to current BLF youth and adult riders
Lease Packages for one or both vacations -
February 15 – 23 & April 19 – 27
Lease package includes a maximum of 7 rides including one mandatory lesson. Free rides must take place in the morning between 9am and Noon. $150 (including lesson)
Unrestricted free ride time, maximum of 7 rides including mandatory lesson. $200 (including lesson)
Please see Lisa or Cathy with questions and horse & rider match approval.
Here are some highlights for Summer 2014.
- BLF Horse Show is scheduled for June 29. Prize list coming soon.
- Olympian and visiting clinician, Greg Best is returning on July 11, 12 and 13. More details to come.
- Summer Horse Program Registrations are now being accepted
- New Summer Farm Program aimed at ages 5 and up has been added!
- Scheduled lessons, pony rides and guided trail rides will be available all summer.
Two clinics are being offered this December. We hope to see you!
Proper Longeing & Free-Schooling
More effective than just chasing your horse!
Sunday, December 22, 2013
10:00 am – 12 noon
Control That Horse!
Finally be in control
with one rein stops, rope halters and other techniques.
Friday, December 27, 2013
9:00 to 11:00 am
(Four One Three-441-6349)
sign-up on the message board in back barn
Need a gift for your favorite horse lover? Bonnie Lea Farm is offering special pricing for lesson package gift certificates. The lesson package includes one (1) half-hour private lesson and three (3) one-hour group lessons and the special gift certificate lesson package is $175. The private lesson gives the new or returning rider a chance to get comfortable or provides some extra one on time with the instructor for the current student. The group lessons are an hour in length and provide a great opportunity to learn from the instructors and other riders.
Of course gift certificates are available in any amount towards lessons, instructed trail rides, pony rides and farm tours.
Contact us via this website or call (Four One Three) 441-6349 to arrange to pick up or have your gift certificate for your favorite horse lover mailed.
*** Special package pricing is available through January 15, 2014
One of the things loved most about BLF, is the family atmosphere. There are so many wonderful barn family members and today a few of them were having fun with their cameras. You know your horses are loved when they have already had their holiday photo shoot and have stockings hanging on their stall doors, yet their owners have not even written their shopping lists. Barn time, is far more important. Time with horses and fellow horse lovers is therapeutic.
In addition to horsemanship and riding experience, the reason that BLF is so therapeutic is that there are days I have been offered a hug, lent an ear, and had others listen to a current challenge in life. The best part of this amazing group of riders is that we all share in each others’ successes and losses in and out of the riding ring. I am thankful for the amazing people that come to the barn every day and truly care about one another. During this winter season of Thanksgiving, joy and friendship, thank you to each of you who are part of the BLF Family.
All Horse Riders
Bonnie Lea Farm will be starting an Interscholastic Equestrian Association Team this fall. The team will compete at horse shows in Zone 1 throughout the season with the possibility of competing at Regional, Zone, and National finals. We are looking for hunt seat riders in grades 6-12 who would like to join our IEA team. Please join us for an informational meeting.
Bonnie Lea Farm
Saturday, September 28th
The only pre-requisite to join the team is at least 1 year of professional instruction. For directions, please see our Contact Page.
Back by popular demand!
Riding and Horsemanship Camp
Learn to get the best from lessons and every horse you ride!
August 12-16th ages 9-13
August 19-23rd (students that canter or learning to canter, ideal)
$500 per week
Bring lunch, drinks, snacks.
For more details contact Lisa -
4 one 3 441 6349
Here is a quick tour around Bonnie Lea Farm.
BLF Back Barn & Indoor Ring
Greg Best Clinic
Lisa DeMayo teaching clinic at BLF.
BLF Hill Pasture