2014 Calendar of Events
More information about each event will be posted as the date draws near.
All events to be held at Wedgewood Stable at Wirtes Farm.
Sunday, September 21, 10:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
Special Olympics Equestrian Festival
Equus is hosting this event for the fifth year in a row. Open to Equus riders and other special-needs riders in western Massachusetts. Classes are Equitation and Working Trail.
Divisions range from Assisted Walk-Only to Independent Walk/Trot/Canter. Organized in conjunction with the Massachusetts Special Olympics Committee.
Lots of volunteers needed!
Sunday, October 5, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Equus Benefit Horse Show
Low-key open horse show. Riders of all ages, abilities, and disciplines welcome!
Flat Divisions: Walk/Trot Assisted, Beginner Walk/Trot Independent, Advanced Walk/Trot,Beginner Walk/Trot/Canter, Advanced Walk/Trot/Canter.
Jumping Divisions: Ground Poles (for independent riders); 6-inch Cross Rails, 12-inch Fences, 18-inch Fences
Sunday, October 26, 10:00 – 4:00
Equus Benefit Gentle Gymkhana
A walk/trot gymkhana, with some fun classes (including a costume class). Class list, rules, and entry forms to be posted soon.
Sunday, November 30, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
"Dancing with the Horses" drill team performance
This is our fifth year! Teams of horses and riders performing synchronized routines to music. This is not a competition (although all riders will receive a participation ribbon), but just a super-fun fund-raiser for the Equus program. Come show off your teamwork and raise money for a good cause!
In the past we've had up to 12 teams for this event. We welcome riders from outside barns (as long as horses have proof of vaccines, including strangles). Anyone interested in forming a team for the show, please contact Jenna at 413-281-7531, or email us by clicking here.
This year, we will also be having a very special addition to the program: Details on this
exciting addition to come soon!
For spectators: No admission charge, although donations gladly accepted. There will be hot beverages and baked goods for sale, all for $1. And there will be raffles with $1 tickets! So bring your dollar bills and enjoy the show.