Blue Rider Stables

Blue Rider Stables

413-528-5299
info@bluerider.org
15 Farm Lane, South Egremont, MA 01230

Amazing Items for Sale! Bid on your choice.

You can bid on the items by emailing us at info@bluerider.org

  • Two tickets to Justin Haywood of the Moody Blues. July 19th at 8:00 at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center.
    Value $126
  • One case of Wine, donated by Domaney’s Liquors and Fine Wines.
    Value $130. SOLD
  • Elterwater Cottage on the lake in Sheffield 3-night stay for up to four people Fall, Winter, or Spring (check for available dates).
    Value $780.
  • 4-wheel alignment at Seward’s Tires.
    Value $100.
  • Wash & Wag Spa Day
    Value $125.
  • Two tickets to Catamount Adventure Park Value $138.

We will let you know if you are the highest bidder or, if not, ask if you would like to bid higher. These items are up for bid between June 7th and June 20th.

A huge thank you to all businesses that have so generously donated the items.

Summer is here and registration is open!

Our Summer Horsemanship Program is open for registration. Learn bareback, balanced seat riding, practical horse care, training theory, barn management, and much more. We teach holistic horsemanship in a small group setting. Space is limited, so sign up soon!

Weekly sessions run Monday – Friday, 9:00-3:00 $575 per week

2024 Circus Raffle Tickets on Sale Now

As part of our fundraising efforts during this year’s circus, we are selling raffle tickets:
$10 each or 6 for $50, with 50 PRIZES TO WIN from local businesses – see the list below.

Drawing to be held on June 1st at our Blue Rider Stables Circus.

We are truly grateful to all the local businesses who are donating goods and services to this year’s circus raffle in support of the work we do at Blue Rider Stables.

Prizes:

SoCO Creamery$20
Pawsh Buddies$25
Manhatten Pizza$10
Applebees$25
Masseo’s Meat & Seafood$50
The Shoppe$25
Wards Nursery$25
SoCO Creamery$20
Berkshire Bass$25
No 10$50
Green Branch Urban$25
Mom’s Country Cafe$50
Prairie Whale$25
Applebees$25
Big Y$25
Tom’s Toys$40
Barrington Outfitters$50
SoCo Creamery$20
Bookloft$30
Manhatten Pizza$10
Carr Hardware$20
Roberto’s Pizza$25
Clark’s Nursery$50
Guido’s$100
SoCo Creamery$20
Carlson Heating & AC$50
Eagle Shoe & Boot$25
Agway$50
SoCo Creamery$20
Marshall’s$25
Pizza House$25
The Shoppe$25
SoCo Creamery$20
Wards Nursery$25
Applebees$25
Rubiner’s Cheesemonger$50
GB Eats$25
Tractor Supply$25
Agway$50
SoCo Creamery$20
SoCo Creamery$20
Shire Glass$35
Manhatten Pizza$10
Carr Hardware$20
SoCo Creamery$20
Home Depot$25
SoCo Creamery$20
Applebees$25
Trotta’s$25
Bistro Box$25

Announcing our 2024 Blue Rider Circus!

Saturday, June 1st from 10:30 to 12:30 – Rain or Shine

Please join us for our 2024 Blue Rider Stables Circus, where our students, instructors, and horses will showcase the work that we do here at Blue Rider Stables. Come and enjoy the festive atmosphere, our bake sale, and RAFFLE PRIZES.

No admission fee. Parking $20.00

All proceeds help to support our mission.

As part of our fundraising efforts during this year’s circus, we are selling raffle tickets:
$10 each with 50 chances to win a prize. Drawing to be held on June 1st at our Blue Rider Stables Circus.

Click HERE to see raffle prizes and purchase tickets!

February Break Horsemanship Program

We will be offering our February Break program February 19 – 23rd. This program provides students with an educational outdoor experience where they can have fun, be physically active, develop a love for nature, and learn responsibility for animals. In addition to learning bareback riding, participants will assist with barn chores, learn how to catch, groom and tack a horse, and experience the magic of being in a herd of horses. Lunch will be around the fire pit. Children must bring their own snacks and lunch. The program runs 9:00 – 3:00 each day, with before and after care available. Sign up for one day or the whole week. Please email or call for more details.

Mystery Update

From the first day that she came, Mystery has won everyone over with her sweet nature. Almost exactly a year after she was introduced to the whole herd, she had a lightbulb moment with her job in lessons and therapy. Practically overnight she became as solid and steady in her work as she is in her body. We had chosen her with the hope that she would take on some of the role Twist left behind and it’s wonderful to see her become the horse we hoped she would.

Marcy Update

Marcy has strong opinions about many things (like how and when she wants to be groomed, or touched, or work) but she is also much more open about what she wants and why, which lets us help her much better. Typically horses take nine months to a year to acclimate to a new home and routine; many people want that to happen much faster, often almost immediately. Marcy shows us that, given support and time, horses never stop growing and changing, and the process of getting comfortable and confident can take years. It’s very much worth it, though, as Marcy and many others have taught us over the years

Marcy guarding Zora as she sleeps in the pre-snow mud.

An Update on Taquito

Taquito was diagnosed with arthritis in his neck and shoulders a few months ago. Sadly, this is taking a toll on him, and we have decided to retire him from active duty. He is happily spending his time at the gate with Billy Boy, waiting for hugs and cuddles.

Keep an eye out for our two traveling donkeys now! Billy and Taquito both look forward to their futures as our mascots of Blue Rider.

Summer Horsemanship Program

Summer has begun! We are hosting our summer horsemanship program. Please email info@bluerider.org if you would like to sign your child up for a week (or many!)

Our Circus was a Success!

Our Inner Child Circus of 2023 was a roaring success. We had amazing weather, spectacular riders and participants, and a supportive audience. We could not of done it without all of you.

To see photos of the event, go to https://caitlinvongraf.zenfolio.com/2023circus. If you would like to purchase any of the photos of your child, please email info@bluerider.org to do so.