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Help us get our equines back in shape!

We here at Berkshire HorseWorks are starting to get out equines back into shape after they had a few months off due to the weather and our move! We are seeking one or two experienced riders (must be at least intermediate level) to help us bring our boys back into work. This will be a volunteer/intern basis and we are hoping to have someone out at least 2x a week to work with our Barn and Equine Manager.

Anyone who is interested and would like more information should contact Hayley Sumner at or (310) 488-9777


Singles Mixer – Post Valentine’s Day – Thursday, February 16


FROM: Berkshire HorseWorks, Inc., EAGALA Certified Program

CONTACT: Hayley Sumner,, (413) 698-3700

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Mingle With Others And Horses As You Figure Out What You Really Want In A Mate –

Wine And Cheese To Follow, Win a Romantic Dinner

Richmond, MA – January 26, 2016 Yet another Valentine’s Day is approaching and you’re still single? Don’t get the Valentine’s Blues, come to the barn for an equine assisted session and let the horses help you navigate the dating process. Horses don’t lie. Join other local singles just to have fun and figure out what it is they really want in a mate and what they have to offer. What attracts you to others? What draws them to you? Do opposites really attract? Independent women, are you honestly looking for someone equally independent or someone of whom youd like to takt care?  What bothers you most about potential partners? What are your pet peeves: chewing loudly, annoying laughter, or egocentrism? What traits do you possess that may be on someone else’s list? Berkshire HorseWorks and its herd will provide an environment to figure out what you really want. On Thursday, February 16th at the Berkshire Equestrian Center (40 Perry’s Peak Road, Richmond) from 5:00 – 7:30 PM. Arena time 5:30-7:00 PM and brief wine and cheese before and after.

Whether your experience with horses stops at the viewing of Black Beauty or if you’re a seasoned equine trainer, this evening is for you! Through role paying activities in the presence of horses, you will explore and discover what it is that really draws you to someone – sensually, sexually, physically, and intellectually. Feel free from judgment and develop an organic connection in which there is no right or wrong answer. Horses serve as mirrors of emotions and have the unique ability to ‘call out’ any incongruities between what one is saying and doing. When you say ‘yes’, do you really mean no?  What does your body language convey? The horses will tell you. Through the powerful interaction with horses in ground-based activities, participants will be able to not only work through potentially awkward situations but also learn more about oneself and other local singles. To soften the edges, there will be a brief wine and cheese before and immediately following arena time. Come play.

In order to register, please email or call  Lindsey Hunt 413-842-5157

Berkshire HorseWorks™, a 501(C)3 based out of a 27 acre compound in Richmond, MA is part of the international EAGALA network of 4,500 certified professionals in 50 countries providing Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) to at-risk youth, veterans, active duty, their families  and corporations.  Experiential, highly effective, and rooted in evidence-based practices, EAP treats a broad array of mental and behavioral challenges. EAL incorporates Equine Assisted Team building by partnering with school districts, local businesses, and international corporations to enhance personal development and reinforce group dynamics in the workplace.  Services are offered by appointment seven days a week during individual sessions, workshops and wellness retreats. Through the power of horses, Berkshire HorseWorks™ provides the tools to cope, challenge, communicate, heal, lead, empathize and thrive in today’s world.



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Natural Horsemanship Clinic with Tim Hayes on May 16

Tim_HayesBerkshire HorseWorks™ is pleased to announce a very special fundraising event. On May 16, 2015, Berkshire HorseWorks presents the Natural Horsemanship Clinic with renowned horseman and author, Tim Hayes.

Hayes, author of Riding Home: The Power of Horses to Heal, conducts clinics worldwide and has starred in the award-winning documentary “Natural Horsemanship with Tim Hayes.” Before his career as a horseman, Tim worked in film and TV. He was a cowboy in Idaho, and began teaching Natural Horsemanship, often called “Horse Whispering,” as a riding instructor in Montauk, NY.

Book_225A nationally recognized horse clinician, Tim is also a visiting instructor for The University of Connecticut and The University of Vermont.

Tim’s book, Riding Home:The Power of Horses to Heal, is the first and only book to scientifically and experientially explain why horses have the extraordinary ability to emotionally transform the lives of thousands of men, women and children, whether they are horse lovers, or suffering from deep psychological wounds.

The Natural Horsemanship Clinic will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Berkshire Equestrian Center, Richmond, MA followed by a “Meet the Author” cocktail reception and book signing at The Inn at Richmond. Registration is available for the entire day’s and evening’s events, or for selected sessions only.

Registration for the event is as follows:

  • Clinic participation with reception & book signing: $150
  • Audit with cocktail reception & book signing: $50
  • Cocktail reception & book signing only: $35

All proceeds will benefit Berkshire HorseWorks, a 501 (C)3 providing EAGALA model equine assisted team building and equine Assisted psychotherapy to those in our community struggling with PTSD and related challenges.

Please register by May 9th using this registration form. For questions and details, call Hayley Sumner at (413) 698-3700. Download an event flyer here.