Equus Therapeutic, Inc.
P.O. Box 1654, Lanesborough, MA 01237
(413) 841-2709

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. 

 

Summer Horsemanship and Riding Lessons

Three different groups of riders from local school summer programs will take part in mounted and unmounted horsemanship lessons for five weeks:

 

VOLUNTEERS: Join us for one or more of these summer groups!

 

Wednesdays, July 2 – 31, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Brayton School Group

Eight riders per week from the Brayton School in North Adams will take part in mounted and unmounted horsemanship lessons for five weeks.

 

This program is supported 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.

 

Mondays and Thursdays, July 7 – August 7, 10:00 – 12:00 noon

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: (1) A grant from the William and Margery Barrett Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. For more information on the foundation, please click here. (2) A grant from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire (CCNB), a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

Fridays, July 11 – August 8, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Housatonic Academy Group

Four riders per week from the Housatonic Academy (part of Hillcrest) will take part in mounted and unmounted horsemanship lessons for five weeks.

 

 

 

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.