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!
Be sure to check in with Lisa about your lesson schedule. The first few weeks of September are always a little crazy with school back in session.
PLEASE NOTE: NO LESSONS due to horse shows an GMHA trail ride for adults.
No lessons September 7 and 8.
No Lessons September 26-30.
No Lessons Friday, September 21 or Sat. Sept 22.
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.
Save your spot! Register now using the link below.
We are sad to say that every year we have to turn away kids for our summer programs due to our limited number of slots. Safety comes first. Register as soon as you can.
SPECIAL LEASE OPTION
Available to current BLF youth and adult riders
Lease Package –
Friday, February 16 through February 25, 2018
$425 for specific horse (IE Geronimo, Sassy, Tira, Max, Twitchy, etc.)
Lease package includes a maximum of 9 rides including one mandatory lesson.
** Special** Students may join a lesson on each day Lisa is teaching. Please arrange which lesson in advance. Rides (not during lessons) should be at a time when others are at the barn ending before 5PM. Please make arrangements with Lisa for further details and horse/rider match approval.
What a wonderful and very busy summer. Thank you to all you who joined us. We are excited as we look forward to the fall. The lesson schedule is being developed right now. Be sure to be in touch if you have not already as there’s going to be a waiting list this fall.
The BLF IEA team has been replaced by the BLF AEL team. We are very excited about the learning opportunity that the Atheletic Equestrian League brings to riders of all ages and levels. In particular, we like how each competitor receives written feedback at the end of the day so each show has a clinic like learning experience. Please find details at their website or speak to Lisa. http://www.athleticequestrian.com
Horse Program Weeks
June 26-30 (Closed/Full)
July 24-28 (Closed/Full)
Special Invitational Week (Full)
Farm Program Weeks
July 17-21 (Closed/Full)
July 31-Aug 4 (Ag Fair Theme)
August 14-18 (Full day to include learning to drive ponies)
August 21-25 (Closed/Full)
To register, use this online form.
We hope you can join us!
BLF will be at the Williamstown Elementary School PTO Camp Fair on Saturday, April 8 from 9-12. Come by and say hello and learn about our summer programs.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 – 9-12
Williamstown Elementary School Gym
Don’t forget to visit the pancake breakfast in the WES Cafeteria to help the 3rd grade save up for their class trip.