Category Archives: Horse Show

What Are Your Horse Show Plans?

Showing with BLF

At BLF, we will not require anyone to show, nor will we pressure riders by asking. ALL riders are always welcome to show, so please let us know if you are interested. We have included a list of shows to let you know what is available, but we feel strongly that riders and parents need to speak to us so that we do not push a big financial decision on you. Again, all BLF riders are always welcome to show and we welcome your questions and discussion of what works for you or your child.

If you or your rider is interested in showing, there are a lot of little things to learn so the experience is more fun and meaningful. A rider can choose to show or not to show, go to one show a year, or sign up for every show that BLF is attending. Everyone has different budgets and time available. This information is intended to help you understand a little more about showing so you can decide what is right for you or your family. Often students who are curious about showing start with our annual show, which is historically the last Sunday in June or first Sunday in July.

Every horse show has entry fees for each class (usually $15-$35 per class), office fees ($15-$25 average) and sometimes warm up fees ($15-25). WNE-PHA and MHC affiliated shows each have a $1 fee mandated by the organizations. These organizations have annual dues ($30ish) and year-end awards based on accumulated points throughout the show season. Western New England Professional Horsemen’s Association (WNE-PHA) is the most local and typically the first affiliation that those showing choose. Others include MHC, NEHC, and USEF. In order to go into a Medal Class, you must be affiliated with the stated organization in the prize list (class listings).

On each show’s entry blank, students (youth and adults) are asked to have their coach/trainer sign, in addition to the parent (if under 18) and horse owner. For safety and growth as an equestrian, it is important to have your coach with you.

A newer rider usually rides in one division consisting of 3 or 4 classes. An intermediate rider will often show in one or two divisions: an equitation division and a hunter or pleasure division. An advanced rider may enter more classes or ride more than one horse.

Available shows will be listed ahead of time in the barn and sign-up with your instructor is required. We ask that parents sign the entry forms a week ahead so we can plan trucking and staff accordingly. Starting in 2018, the larger shows are requiring chipping in order to insure that horses have been vaccinated and are healthy.

Here is a printable version with associated costs for 2018:
2018 Showing with BLF

This year’s horse show list is in the barn. Please speak to Lisa if you have any questions.

July 2 Show – Announced!

We are excited to announce that we have added Pony Hunter and Open Working Hunter Divisions this year.

**Submit entry prior to 7 PM on June 30 and the Office/Schooling Fee will discounted by $10.

BLF Show July 2 2017 Prize List
BLF Time Schedule July 2 2017
(Note: Beginner Judge in indoor to allow for schooling in outdoor until 9. )

Online Entry Form

*SAVE $10! Entries submitted by 7PM the Friday night prior to the show will receive $10 discount on Office/Schooling Fee.

BLF Hunter/Equitation Horse Show
Sunday July 2, 2017

 WNE-PHA Recognized
8:30am start

Judge: Skip Billingham,
NEHC
Hunter/Jumper Carded, Framingham, MA

Separate Beginner Judge and Ring 8:30 Start

 Manager & Course Designer: Lisa DeMayo
Secretary: Carin DeMayo-Wall
Food Booth by the Chef’s Hat Restaurant
Vet on Call: Upstate Equine Medical Center (518) 695-3744
Farriers on Call:
John Fahey (802) 823-7967 & Tim Wall (802) 823-4674
EMT on call – Village Ambulance Service

Entry Fees:
Office & Schooling Fee: $20 per horse/rider combination
WNE-PHA Fee $3 per entry
Classes: $20 each (exceptions below)
Medal Classes: $25 each
Leadline Class: $15 per rider

7476437816_79787d5a49_zE-mail: BonnieLeaFarm@gmail.com Website: www.BonnieLea.com

Spectators are welcome, too!
We hope to see you!

DIRECTIONS From the South: Take Route 7N into the center of Williamstown, MA (intersection of Routes 2 and 7 at the Village Green), continue on 7N toward Pownal/Bennington VT for one mile measuring from the split of Route 2East. Bonnie Lea Farm is located at the foot of the bridge, on the left side, the second driveway past the Hemlock Brook Condominiums.From the North: Take Route 7S into Williamstown, MA, 1.5 miles from the Vermont Line. Proceed over large bridge slowly as the driveway is at the base of the bridge on the right. Continue through the gates toward the barn parking lot.