At Bonnie Lea Farm, our philosophy is based on allowing horses to be horses. Weather permitting, horses are turned out on a daily basis. Paddocks and pastures, when not growing grass, are hayed to keep the horses happy and healthy.
Stalls are cleaned daily and bedded with shavings or sawdust as needed. All of the stalls have rubber mats to provide more cushion and a cleaner environment. Horses have ample access to hay and water when they are in, and are fed diet-specific grain in the morning and early evening. (We have worked with our grain suppliers, Poulin and R&R Wirtes to obtain soy free grains for improved health.) Supplements are fed in the morning and prescribed medications as directed by the veterinarian.
The equestrian center has:
90 acres with trail access
Outdoor ring (about 70’x 200′ ) with rubber and sand footing
Indoor ring (66’x 140′) with sand
Over 45 stalls
2 large pastures
Indoor wash-stall with hot and cold water
The veterinarian and farrier are scheduled to come on a regular basis. The equine dentist, equine massage therapist and acupuncturist are also regular visitors.
Monthly Board Costs:
Regular Board: $875
Special Turnout Board: $950
Winter Only Board: $950
Training Board: $1625 (Training and board)
Bonnie Lea Farm is a licensed stable through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and members of Farm Bureau. We have been recognized by the Bureau as a Farm of Distinction, in which we take great pride. Please come and visit us to take a tour.
Lisa has prepared horses for owners looking for equitation, hunters, jumpers, trail horses and simple, well-mannered companion horses. She has a calm, consistent approach, which provides a comfortable learning environment for your horse. She has raised numerous foals with excellent reputations and has a gift with rehabilitating unhappy or unhealthy horses. Lisa has mastered loading horses onto a trailer with ease.
Training is most easily offered through training board or through a lesson program with horse and rider. We accept horses of all ages, from teaching yearlings to tuning up seniors.
Short-term training board is available when scheduled in advance. We offer daily and weekly boarding to help you fix any problems that you may be having. Bring your horse down for a few days, a few weeks, or as long as you need!
Short Vacation? Going on vacation for a few days? A few weeks? Longer? Bonnie Lea now offers flexible boarding plans! Ship your horse down while you’re gone, and rest easy. Knowledgeable workers will care for your horse and can make sure he stays exercised, safe, and happy in a friendly environment. Let us give you a little peace of mind! We also welcome those who want to vacation with their horses. The Berkshires are a wonderful vacation destination. Bring your horses with you on your next get-away.