The camp is appropriate for intermediate and advanced skill level riders who are able to groom and tack up on their own and are capable of trotting independently in a group lesson. When they aren't riding or learning horsemanship, campers have time to swim, take part in arts & crafts, attend horse shows, and have fun with new friends roasting marshmallows and taking turns on the slip 'n slide.
Bonnie Castle campers benefit from the professional equestrian staff at Stoneleigh-Burnham School who train competitive riders throughout the year in Dressage, Hunter/Jumper, Eventing, and who also coach our 4-time National Champion IEA team.
The Stoneleigh-Burnham School Equestrian Center is one of the best known facilities in the Northeast. Campers benefit from two indoor riding rings surfaced with GGT footing: Flagg Hall, which is 100’ by 200’, and the Lion’s Den, which is 72’ by 120’. Our outdoor facility offers two enclosed sand rings, a European-style Derby field, a vast cross-country course with levels from beginner novice to preliminary, and an extensive trail network that encircles our 100-acre campus. Our two heated barns have stabling for 57 horses and each offers its own wash stall and heated tack room. Many campers bring their own horses to campus while many others will take lessons with one of the school’s team of more than forty talented horses, capable of competing and succeeding at every level of competition.
Our 100-acre campus is located in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, an area of natural beauty where horse and agricultural farms are nestled between rolling hills and meandering rivers.