Open House – May 3, 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 1PM to 4PM
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  • Meet our horses, cows, goats, chickens, ducks and our newest additions to the farm. We have chicks, calves, and hopefully the foal will have arrived.
  • Learn about our Summer Horse and Farm Programs.
  • Get details on our lessons, instructed trail rides, leasing, boarding and pony rides.
  • Support the IEA team and have a pony ride. ($5 suggested donation).
  • Join the BLF Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Team.
  • Discover how you can buy grass fed beef.

AbbyMore details to follow. Due to the many animals at the farm, please leave your dogs at home, but don’t forget to participate in the Humane Race before you come to  the farm!  ( http://humanerace.org/)

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Adult/Parent Lesson Schedule

A few parents of current riders have requested time on the lesson schedule to get back in the saddle.  If you are a beginner or have not been riding in a while, please come join the fun!

Lessons will be available on Sundays at 11 am and Thursdays at 4:30 pm.  You will want to come about 15 minutes prior to the lesson to tack up (with plenty of help if you need it). $45 per lesson. Please be in touch via email, stop by the barn , or call Lisa.  (See Contact page.) The Sunday schedule will likely change during the show season, but it will be a great way to kick off the spring.

Hope to see you soon.

Bonnie Lea Farm

 

April Vacation Week Lease Special

SPECIAL  VACATION LEASE

Available to current BLF youth and adult riders

Lease Packages for April 19 – 27

1.) 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)

2.) 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.

WES Summer Camp Fair – Pony Ride Winner!

We had a wonderful time meeting new people and seeing friendly faces at the Williamstown Elementary School Camp Fair on Saturday!

Thank you to those of you that signed up for our email newsletter for a chance to win a pony ride. The Pony Ride winner is Molly Polk.

We have already had registrations and are looking forward to a great summer.  In fact, we have had such a great response to our new Farm Program and even had requests for full day Farm Sessions for older students. Let us know if you are interested so we can accommodate as much as possible. Please see our Summer Programs link for more information about our Horse and Farm Sessions and for the REGISTRATION FORM.

Hope to see you soon!

3/16/14 Clinic – Respect Starts from the Ground

Sunday, March 16, 2014 - Noon to 2 pm

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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 bonnieleafarm@gmail.com, respond on FB or call Lisa.
We hope to see you soon, Sunday.

Unique Summer Session for Teen and Adult Beginners

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.

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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.

Vacation Lease Options

FEBRUARY & APRIL VACATION

SPECIAL LEASE OPTIONS

Bonnie Lea Farm

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.

December 2013 Clinics

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

and

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


Contact Lisa

(Four One Three-441-6349)

or

 sign-up on the message board in back barn

Special Gift Certificate Lesson Package

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

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