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 Writes Farm, unless otherwise noted.
Sunday, May 4, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Open gymkhana. From leadline to adult, all ages, disciplines, and ability levels welcome.
Timed events on horseback.
Barrel racing, pole bending, and two other championship classes.
Plus some just-for-fun classes, like ribbon race and sit-a-buck.
For class list and rules, click here.
For entry forms, click here.
To sign up via our Facebook page, click here.
Wednesdays until May 14, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Horsemanship and Riding Lessons for Brayton School Group
Four chidren will be participating in mounted and unmounted horesmanship lessons. If you are interested in volunteering to help with this special session, please email us by clicking here.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire (CCNB), a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Sunday, June 29, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ride-a-Thon (at Wedgewood)
Trail ride open to Equus and non-Equus riders who gather sponsors. Three divisions: Leadline, Slow Independent (walk/trot), and Advanced Independent (walk/trot/canter). Participants must gather minimum of $40 in sponsors. Free lunch for participants. Prizes for those who gather the most sponsors.
Mondays and Wednesdays, July 7 – August 6, 10:00 – 12:00 noon
Summer Horsemanship and Riding Lessons for Adams-Cheshire School Group
Sixteen riders from the Adams-Cheshire school district will take part in mounted and unmounted horsemanship lessons for five weeks.
This project has been supported by a grant from the William and Margery Barrett Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. For more information on the foundation, please click here.
Sunday, September 21, 12:00 noon – 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.
Sunday, October 5, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Equus Benefit Horse Show
Low-key open horse show. Class list, rules, and entry forms to be posted soon.
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 for this super-fun event. Teams of horses and riders performing synchronized routines to music.