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 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.

​2023 Summer Session Dates

Registration for our summer sessions is now open to our year round, regular students.  Registration opens to all other interested riders on March 1.  Sessions are best suited for riders ages 8 to 15.  Riders must be able to walk and trot independently in order to participate in our summer sessions.  Non Bellwether students are required to schedule a private lesson at Bellwether prior to the session so we can evaluate their ability. 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 3rd through July 7th

Week 2: July 10th through July 14th

Week 3: July 24th through July 28th

Week 4: July 31 through August 4th

IEA Week: August 14th through August 18th.  Riders in this week must have committed to participating in the 2023/2024 IEA season.

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

Upcoming Bellwether Shows

Sunday, March 26- Bellwether Student Horse Show

Sunday, June 4- WNE-PHA, MHC and NEHC rated

Sunday, July 2- WNE-PHA, MHC and NEHC rated

Sunday, September 10- 8th Annual Hunter Derby and Equitation Day


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