Berkshire HorseWorks, Inc. โ€” Ranch Life 101 Summer Program

101 Patton RdRichmond, MA 01254
Phone: (413) 698-3700Email: info@berkshirehorseworks.comWebsite: Visit Website Google Map

Ranch Life 101 Summer Fun at Berkshire HorseWorks, Inc. 

Celebrate Your Inner Cowgirl or Cowboy this summer at Berkshire HorseWorks Ranch! Get ready for a fun, memorable, and, purposeful summer! 

Immerse yourself in Ranch Life 101, where every day presents a variety of different ranch experiences  in which to participate.

Who's it for:

Children & teens who love animals and the outdoors, don’t mind getting their hands dirty and want to feel more confident within themselves. Ages 4+ recommended. 

What to expect:

Ranch Life 101, co-facilitated by early education specialist Chris Ciepiela and Eagala advanced certified equine specialist and Berkshire Horse Works founder/Executive Director Hayley Sumner, is an authentic ranch adventure that provides a platform in nature for life skill development as children engage in developmentally appropriate experiences. Through the powerful interaction with horses in both ground-based and mounted activities, participants will learn how to develop relationships with the herd of horses and donkeys which, in turn, will grow their own ability to apply new skills to experiences outside the ranch. In addition to the Eagala- based activities, children will have the opportunity to learn basic riding skills, burn some energy doing yoga or trail walking with their equine partners, practice team building while engaging in ranch “chores”, and use their imaginations and creativity during innovative nature- based arts and crafts. Practicing patience, growing friendships, building trust, developing confidence, and cultivating responsibility, mentor/mentee skills and respect will all be explored. Structured for all ages and abilities, Ranch Life 101 is a unique opportunity to learn and play side by side with the beautiful therapy herd of horses and donkeys.


Come activate your senses, heart and mind! 

Program Runs Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Week 1 | Mon, July 1st -Thurs, July 4th

Week 2 | Mon, July 8th -Thurs, July 11th

Week 3 | Mon, July 15th -Thurs, July 18th

Week 4 | Mon, July 22nd -Thurs, July 25th

Week 5 | Mon, July 29th -Thurs, August 1st

Week 6 | Mon, August 5th -Thurs, August 8th


Each day includes different activities and extensive refreshments!

Daily Rate: $395 

Weekly Rate: $1,050 (savings of $530)

Full Program Rate: $6,100 (savings of $3,380)

Sign up using the contact form on the website or call (413) 698-3700 for more information.

*Scholarships and Sliding Scale Available.Sibling discounts available upon request