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Hunter Pace and Costumes!

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Friday, October 30, 2015   3:30 Start

Sunday, November 1, 2015 Noon Start

  • Teams of 1-4 riders
  • Timed ride, with placings based on collective average time of all teams, not on speed.
  • $30 Entry per horse/rider combination
  • Higher and lower options will be available for some jumps. Riders will be able to go around fences if desired.

HALLOWEEN COSTUME CLASS  – FRIDAY 10/30 AT 5:30 PM

  • Costume Class/Parade for anyone interested (speak to Lisa if you need to borrow a horse, donkey or goat). $10 per entry
  • Prizes for Best Costume & Most Creative

Entry form for Hunter Paces and Costume Class: Hunter-Pace-Entry-Blank-2015

 

Summer Programs Filled

Summer on the Farm has been VERY busy.

Thank you for the incredible interest and participation in our summer youth programs. We have had to close the registrations to keep the size of the groups appropriate for the program and staff.

If you are interested in lessons, we may have some availability on a week day in the late afternoon.  Please contact us via the contact page to arrange lessons.

**PLEASE NOTE: 

                 Summer Program Registrations are CLOSED.  No additional registrations will be accepted.

Thank You for Voting BLF “Best of the Berkshires”

Thank you to those that took time to vote for Bonnie Lea Farm as “Best of the Berkshires.”  The link to the online version of the publication is here – http://www.berkshireeagle.com/bestoftheberkshires.

At Bonnie Lea Farm, we offer lessons, training, boarding and summer programs. We also offer guided trails and pony rides for younger beginners.

We have beautiful trails and indoor and outdoor riding rings and lots of turnout so horses can be horses. Come visit to learn more about the farm or take a virtual tour through pages on this website.

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July 2 Drill Team Demonstration

POPCARES FUNDRAISER  at BLF

Thursday, July 2, 2015

5:30 pm

Come watch drill teams from area barns perform to music. The demonstration will be about an hour in length.

Free to all, donations to PopCares are greatly appreciated.

PopCares supports local cancer patients and their families.

Visit POPCARES.ORG for more details.

All of PopCares funds are raised here and stay here to support those with cancer.

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Bonnie Lea Farm is located at 511 North Street, Williamstown, MA 01267. Should it rain, riders will perform in the indoor ring. www.BonnieLea.com

Horse Show – June 28, 2015

Sunday June 28, 2015

NEHC C-Rated – MHC C-Rated   – WNE-PHA Recognized

8:30am start

Judge: Cynsie  Buffinton Broda,

               “R” Hunters, “R” Hunter Seat Equitation, “r” Jumpers,                                S. Londonderry, VT

Steward: Katherine DeSantis “R”, Richmond, MA

Manager & Course Designer: Lisa DeMayo

Secretary: Carin DeMayo-Wall

Vet on Call: Upstate Equine Medical Center (518) 695-3744

Farriers on Call: John Fahey (802) 823-7967 & Tim Wall (802) 823-4674

Tim Wall, Farrier, will be onsite from 8AM to 10AM

EMT Provided through Village Ambulance Service

Food Truck Available

 Prize List – Bonnie Lea Show June 28 2015

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Secretary and Stable (land line) Phone: (413) 458-3149

E-mail: BonnieLeaFarm@gmail.com Website: www.BonnieLea.com

Spectators are welcome, too!

Open House Sunday, May 3

Come join us Sunday, May 3 from 1-4 PM

 At the Open House you can:

  • Watch riding  lessons and demonstrations,
  • Learn how to groom, braid or bathe a horse,
  • Join our Lesson Program,
  • Register for Summer Horse and Farm Sessions,
  • Get details about lessons, instructed trail rides, leasing, training boarding and pony rides.
  • Learn about Williams and MCLA riding opportunities including the Williams College IHSA Program.
  • Join the BLF Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Team, coached by Lisa DeMayo.
  • Find out about our adult lesson schedule.
  • Take advantage of our Special Lesson Package. (10 group lessons for $400)
  • Meet our horses, cows, goats, chickens, ducks. Come see this year’s foals (due in April).
  • Discover how you can buy grass fed Highland beef or purchase a pet bovine.
  • Don’t forget to wear your boots!

Due to our many animals, please leave your dogs at home for the Open House, but don’t forget to join the Humane Race on Saturday, May 2.

 

Spring Special

We are pleased to announce a one time special rate of ten lessons for $250. Please prepay to recieve this discount. Speak to Lisa for more information.

Also, for more information on the June Greg Best Clinic, please see the Clinic section of the website.

Busy Winter

It has been a busy winter and we haven’t updated you on too many details lately. The most exciting news for us is that Greg Best will be returning June 19-21. More details to come on the Greg Best Clinic and things going on at the barn. In the meantime, stay warm. Although we just got hit with more snow, spring is just around the corner!

An Amazing Monday

Thank you to all of you who supported the fund raiser that the Nicastro Family hosted at their restaurant, Isabella’s. Great food and great people made for a wonderful event. Our hearts continue to be filled with love and support from our amazing community.

More details to come…

With Endless Thanks

Dear Friends, Family and Community,

As many of you may know, one of Bonnie Lea Farm’s barns was recently hit by lightning and burned to the ground. Miraculously, no humans or animals were injured during the fire. On behalf of the entire DeMayo Family and Bonnie Lea Farm, I would like to thank the many people who have come forth to assist us through this traumatic event. We greatly appreciate the response from the Williamstown, Pownal and Clarksburg fire departments. Without their rapid response and great care, we could have easily have lost two adjacent barns or even the house. The arrival of the fire fighters brought us such relief during a chaotic time.

In addition to the fire departments, we would like to thank the community for the many expressions of support and love. The outpouring of generosity has been a humbling experience. We are blessed to have such special friends and family.

With all that is in front of us we could not have imagined making such progress to date. It is due to the wonderful volunteers of all ages and their great support that we have been able to clean up the site enough to start building again. With thanks to Jim Galusha and his guys the site is level! With thanks to Ron Baldwin and committed volunteers, we have started rebuilding! Working nights and weekends, a small barn is almost complete. This barn will provide some immediate storage for winter hay and replace 4 of the 15 stalls that were lost. As we move forward, the rebuilding will continue in stages as we are able. As you might imagine, there are hundreds of people to thank and the list is growing! We will try to keep you posted on our web site Bonnielea.com.

Thank you to all who have kept us in your thoughts and prayers as we continue to recover from our loss. Your words of hope and inspiration have helped us pick up the pieces as we move into a new chapter at Bonnie Lea Farm.

With gratitude,
Lisa DeMayo
On Behalf of the entire DeMayo Family and BLF