Upcoming Bellwether Shows

Sunday, June 5- WNE-PHA, MHC and NEHC rated

Sunday, July 3- WNE-PHA, MHC and NEHC rated

Sunday, September 11- 7th Annual Hunter Derby and Equitation Day

New Students

We currently have a waiting list for new students.  If you are interested in lessons and would like to be placed on a waiting list, please email us at bellwetherridingprogram@gmail.com or through the contact us button at the top of the page.  Please include your name, a number where you can be reached, and your availability for lessons.

2022/2023 IEA Season

The deadline to commit to joining Bellwether's IEA team for the 2022/2023 season is August 1, 2022.

IEA is open to riders grades 4 through 12 who have had 6 months or more of continuous riding lessons and who are interested in competing.

Please contact Deb Sullivan at 413 717 2433 if you are interested in joining our IEA program.

Get to Know Our School Horses

​We love our lesson horses at Bellwether Stables!  They are the backbone of our riding program.  A good lesson horse must be calm, reliable, and generous to riders of all levels.

We will be periodically featuring some information about our lesson horses so you can learn all about them and how they contribute to the Bellwether community.



Tallic is a 15.2 hand, flea-bitten gray Percheron cross.  He has been with us almost from the beginning and is one of the foundation horses of Bellwether.  

Tallic is extremely useful in our lesson program because he can teach our youngest riders all the way up to our adults.  He is reliable, comfortable, and good-natured.  Tallic also does a lot of horse-showing.  He is a favorite at Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) shows.  He is loved by riders and coaches alike.  He has been awarded "Horse of the Show" multiple times.

Tallic's likes:

Apples and carrots

Candies of all types

Group lessons

Trying to take his blankets off

Spending time with Trainer Julia

Tallic's dislikes:

Very hot, humid weather

The shavings pile

Waiting for his meals

​2022 Summer Session Dates

Registration for our summer sessions open to our year round, regular students on February 1.  Registration opens to all other interested riders on March 15.  Riders must be able to walk and trot independently in order to participate in our summer sessions.  Sessions run Monday through Friday 9:30AM to 3PM.  The cost of each session is $600.  Spots may only be reserved with a $100 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit.

Week 1: July 4th through July 8th

Week 2: July 11th through July 15th- FULL with a waiting list

Week 3: July 25th through July 29th

Week 4: August 1st through August 5th

Week 5 (IEA week): August 15th through August 19th.  Riders in this week must have committed to participating in the 2022/2023 IEA season.

Please contact us at bellwetherridingprogram@gmail.com or call Deb at 413 717 2433 with questions about summer sessions or to reserve your spot.