Summer Programs

SUMMER 2019 REGISTRATION: online form.

Horse Program (Limit 8-10 riders per session)
June 26-28 * (Full Day, 3 Days)
July 1-3 – Drill Team & Trails* (Full Day, 3 Days, No Beginners**)
July 15-19 (Half and full day available)
July 22-26 (Full Day Only, Friday Show)
August 12-16 (Beginner Session – Walk-trot welcome,

Farm Program (Limit to 12)
August 19-23 (Full and Half Day)

* Half Day from 9-Noon,  Full Day from 9-3 PM.
**July 1-3 for those that can WTC, jump.
Full Day Horse Program $735 ($300 deposit)
Special 3 Day Horse Programs $445 ($200 deposit)
Half Day Horse Program $470 ($200 deposit)
Full Day Farm Program $435 ($200 deposit)
Half Day Farm Program $235 ($100 deposit)

Deposit is due at time of registration to hold space.

With a short summer this year, we are trying to make sure that our summer program schedule and showing schedule are in the best interest of the horses.  We have made a few changes to meet the needs of our current and returning riders. We offer afternoon lessons and leasing year-round. This summer includes our HORSE PROGRAM and a week of our FARM PROGRAM.

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Younger students can learn about the skills farmers and dedicated equestrians (riders) need to be successful through the Farm Program. Many of our farm program participants go on to learn to ride with greater confidence and skill due to their summer experiences.

TO REGISTER, use this online form.

We hope you can join us!

At Bonnie Lea Farm, children and teens are compassionate, responsible, confident leaders who learn the farm work ethic.

We believe the true farm experience teaches important values and life skills while having fun. The summer experiences at Bonnie Lea Farm allow complete immersion in the care and nurturing of the horses and other animals that depend on us for survival. For over 40 years, kids have grown up at BLF and love to “come home” as often as possible to reconnect. We look forward to your family joining ours.

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For returning riders, please contact us if you are interested in afternoon lessons, showing, or leasing,  to get on the schedule. Lease options are already becoming limited. We encourage riders to consider leasing for the spring, summer and fall. The best way to improve your equitation and horsemanship is to ride daily. For those just learning to ride that have not mastered tacking up and the confidence and safety for independent riding, we hope you will join us for half or full day horse program sessions.

Safety is the first priority and students will not be allowed to ride without helmets and proper gear. Although helmets will be provided, participants are encouraged to bring their own. (Please feel free to contact us with questions regarding the purchase of a helmet.) Boots with a small heel are required. Students need long pants for riding. Long hair must be tied back and no jewelry should be worn. The number of students per lesson is limited.

Bonnie Lea Farm also offers regularly scheduled lessons and pony rides.  One-hour group lessons are  $55 per lesson for students, ages 8 and up.  Pony rides can be scheduled for the younger rider and are $50 per pony ride of 20 minutes.

Group or birthday pony ride events are also available starting at $450. Please call for details.

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