The winter cold has come and gone and returned again. Please be sure to send your young riders with layers and gloves. We will insist they put their coats on when they are in and out of barns with only a single layer.
As for the horses, thank you to our wonderful barn family that assists in the blanket changes. It makes it easier for everyone when we help each other out.
Be sure to text Lisa if you or your youth rider won’t be riding due to the cold. Stay warm!
Is your resolution to do something for yourself? Your health? Your mind?
Riding is a fantastic way to be active. It can also be a wonderful way to ground ones self and reflect on our own energy and the impact it has on others (specifically horses). Riding and the friendships at the barn are also fun.
Come join the wonderful group of adult riders that are at Bonnie Lea. All levels are welcome.
SPECIAL LEASE OPTIONS Available to current BLF youth and adult riders
Lease Packages for upcoming vacations –
November 21-25 (5 days)***
December 21- January 1
February 15 – 24
April 15 – 24
Lease package includes a maximum of 9 rides including one or two lessons. Lessons must be arranged in advance. Free rides must take place in the morning between 9am and Noon unless otherwise arranged. $425 per horse/rider combination
*** Thanksgiving lease is a maximum of 5 rides at $235. If you are available for the week, 9 rides at $425.
Please see Lisa with questions and horse & rider match approval.
Sunday August 5, 2018 Horse Show WNE-PHA Recognized 8:30am start
The day will start with our more advanced riders in the jumper divisions and then will lead into our equitation and hunter classes.
We are excited to have USEF Judge, Doug Raucher, “r” join us on August 5. Riders and trainers, please use the links below for more details. Spectators are most welcome. Food booth by local diner, The Chef’s Hat for breakfast and lunch.
NOTE: We have combined Modified Juniors and Juniors but will split if entries warrant.
Manager & Course Designer: Lisa DeMayo
Secretary: Carin DeMayo-Wall Vet on Call: Upstate Equine Medical Center (518) 695-3744 Farriers on Call: Tim Wall (802) 823-4674 & John Fahey (802) 823-7967 EMT on site and Village Ambulance Service on call Food Booth Available (Chef’s Hat Restaurant) (413)441-6349 and (Mobile) Stable Phone: (413) 458-3149
Why board at Bonnie Lea? We are so committed to the wellbeing of horses that we have been leading the charge for soy free grain. We now feed a soy free pellet and/or soy free sweet according to our horses different needs.
We started last fall and removed soy from almost all of our horses feed. Gut health was the biggest reason for us to make the changes but the results have been outstanding. Metabolic horse? Cushings? Ulcers? Girthy? Dull coat? Tucked up? Mechanical issues? Let’s talk.
The results have been even better than we expected. Want to know more, please come speak to us about boarding at BLF and the benefits of soy free feed.
The Bonnie Lea Athletic Equestrian League Team had an outstanding day at the AEL National Competition. Three of the seven riders won their divisions for the day. Each division includes a flat class, over fences/pattern class and a practicum that tests horsemanship knowledge.
Coach Lisa said she was incredibly proud of all of her riders. Everyone had solid rides and learned something from the day. The team members and families reported that they had tons of fun and cannot wait to start up the new AEL year.
AEL registrations start in June. Bonnie Lea hopes to host one or two AEL shows in the coming AEL year. Contact us for more information.
On May 12, seven BLF AEL Team riders will be heading to the Athletic Equestrian League’s National Competition hosted at Mount Holyoke College.
We wish each rider luck in her/his flat class, fences and practicums!
With the first year almost complete, we are already looking forward to our second year of AEL competitions. Want to learn more about the AEL? Visit our AEL page and the AEL website – http://www.athleticequestrian.com/. New youth and adult members are welcome.