No mud!

no mud riding ring!Thanks to our friend Don Peck, we have a smooth ring going into the deep freeze. He spent the last three days keeping Farm Lane passable, redid our drainage to the shed so that we don’t have seahorses, and maintained our parking lot. This morning we came to the barn to see this lovely view! Now we don’t have to worry about lame horses, just cold instructors!

Bundle up and come ride with us! Happy Winter!


Ride with us for Garuda!

Looking for something to do on a Sunday? Blue Rider will be opening Sunday January 26th from 12-3 to offer discounted riding lessons. Children and adults (new and existing clients*) welcome. Call (413) 528-5299 and sign up for a time slot. Or email info@bluerider.org  for time slots and questions.

$20 per person. Great for the whole family!

*Not a substitute for current weekly scheduled lessons*

All proceeds go to help Garuda recover from a severe SI joint injury. We have been working extensively with many vets to find the source of Garuda’s pain. Now that we have found it, we are ready for the next expensive step. Please help us help Garuda by joining us in this small yet fun fundraiser.

What is SI?
Your horse gallops, jumps, collects, turns and extends his stride with power from his hindquarters. And his sacroiliac (SI) joint, the meeting place of his pelvis and spine is critical at every stride. It transfers the action of his hind legs to his back, translating the push into forward motion.


Goodbye Juniper

On Saturday, December 28, in the evening as the sun set, our dear Juniper  left us to travel the rainbow bridge. She made Blue Rider her home for over ten years, carrying many children and adults on her sturdy back. She was the grandmotherly type, quietly keeping the peace for all of us. Run free, dear Juniper! Cozy up to Twist and the rest of our departed!

Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Join us for the Massachusetts Horse Benefit Adventure Trail Halloween Scavenger Hunt on October 27 at 9 a.m. at Sandalwood Stables, 188 Monson Road, Wilbraham. (The rain date is November 3.)

The venue for the Massachusetts Horse Adventure Trail Halloween Scavenger Hunt is exclusive to this event. The private wooded trails of Sandalwood Stables, in Wilbraham, were completed in 2015, and have ideal wood-chip footing, pathways that wander along stone walls and streams, hills as well as long stretches, an open field, a wooden bridge, and stunning views of the Pioneer Valley from the height of Wilbraham Mountain.