Mother & Daughter “Saddle Your Own Horse” Event

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A Weekend Retreat for Mothers and Daughters
who want to channel their 
Cowgirl Spirit 

without getting on a horse!

Berkshire HorseWorks, Inc.
In collaboration with Cowgirls Are Forever, LLC

May 1-3, 2015

See event flyer here.

Come on an adventure in the beautiful Berkshires of Western, MA and find your strong. Join Hayley Sumner of Berkshire HorseWorks™ and Barbara Newman of Cowgirls Are Forever™ as they take you on a transformational journey that taps into your inner cowgirl. The Saddle Your Own Horse Weekend empowers mothers and daughters to be their most courageous and authentic selves, using the principles of the
American cowgirl’s bold, independent, can-do spirit!

Fun, engaging, bonding exercises utilizing the EAGALA Model of Equine Assisted Team building along with the 8 Saddle Your Own Horse principles foster self awareness, self-esteem and the bold cowgirl spirit that fuels your lives.

Saddle Your Own Horse… and find your strong.

The Inn at Richmond is ranch headquarters—A destination Select Registry Bed and Breakfast in a pre-Revolutionary War colonial home, tastefully renovated to retain its historic architectural charm. The land upon which the Inn is situated was a grant from King George III of Great Britain. The Main House was constructed between 1774 and 1776. While all accommodations feature modern amenities, the window and door hardware in common areas were imported from France sometime between 1810 and 1830.

The Shaker Barn, which was moved onto the property in the 1930’s from a Shaker Community (now a living history museum – Hancock Shaker Village) houses an indoor arena and boarding stalls for the renowned Berkshire Equestrian Center. There is also a state of the art heated arena on the property. Formally Green Meads Farm, the compound once belonged to The Morse family whose well-bred Morgan horses drew thousands from around the world at sales time.

Hayley Sumner finally found a way to integrate her love of horses and California cowgirl spirit with a penchant for helping others. After owning and running a bicoastal public relations and strategic marketing firm for over 20 years devising global campaigns and submerging herself in the nuances of corporate culture, she obtained her EAGALA certification and saw firsthand the incredible healing power of horses. Assessing the needs of the community and the need for additional services, she opened Berkshire HorseWorks, a 501(c)3 which offers Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Team Building. She realized the impact that this work has on group dynamics, and has since expanded the practice to include extended retreats for corporations.

Barbara Newman spent years as a Creative Director/Writer building iconic global brands. Life changed when she heard an NPR interview about the American cowgirl. She was so inspired by her bold, courageous spirit—a week later she was on a plane to Texas. Two months later she was driving cattle. Not long after that she was filming rodeo in Montana for her doc film, Cowgirls are Forever. The Cowgirls Are Forever project creates a movement that empowers women and girls from all walks of life to Saddle Her Own Horse, whether she rides one or not! It includes a documentary film, motivational workshops, and girls leadership programs that inspire a strong and authentic way of being in the world.

Friday Evening

  • 6:00-8:00 pm Check In (Library at the Inn at Richmond)
  • Circle Up and Introductions
  • Light Fare with refreshments
  • Icebreaker Activity

Saturday

  • 8:00-8:45 am Breakfast (at the Inn)
  • 9:00-9:30 am Tour of Facilities
  • 9:45-11:00 am Presentation and Overview of Equine integration into program Introduce the
  • concept of a Vision Board
  • 11:15-11:45 am (Upper field) Outdoor Activity… Body Movement activity Cowgirl Music
  • 12:00-12:45 pm Lunch
  • 1:00 -1:45 pm First EAGALA/BHW Equine Assisted Learning Activity (indoor arena or outdoor paddock depending on weather (potential $150 fee if indoors) “CATCH A HORSE” ACTIVITY – Focus on Bonding and Connectivity/ Mother-Daughter Relationship, Communication
  • 2:00-2:45 pm Vision Boarding ( Flag Barn)
  • 3:00-4:15 pm “Saddle Your Own Horse” Trailblazer Hike/Scavenger Hunt — Focus on bonding, gratitude, trust, and standing empowered.
  • DON’T FENCE ME IN
  • BE A TRAILBLAZER
  • DON’T GIVE UP /TRIUMPH AGAINST THE ODDS
  • ROPE YOUR DREAMS
  • BUCK THE RULES
  • REIN IN YOUR FEARS
  • RIDE HIGH IN THE SADDLE
  • GET BACK ON THE HORSE
  • 5:00-6:00 pm Second EAL Activity “Observation and Perception” — Mindful Observation about the horses and self/relationship with mother-daughter.” (indoor arena or outdoor paddock )
  • 7:00 pm Traditional “upscale” Cowgirl Dinner Cooking at the Campfire and BBQ
  • After Dinner Fireside Discussion – Re-group and share…Integrate Stories with the 8 Key tenets of Saddle Your Own Horse (Fire pit) Guitar and singing.

Sunday

  • 8:00-8:45 am Breakfast (at the INN)
  • 9:00-10:30 am Natural Horsemanship Activity/ Roping with Tim Hayes
  • 11:00-12:00 pm Lunch with Interactive Discussion/Processing/Show Trailer (Flag Barn)
  • 1:00 – 1:45 pm Third EAL Activity “Transition” (indoor or outdoor arena TBD)
  • 2:00- 3:00 pm Regroup/ Drum Circle/Wrap up
  • 3:00-OPTION TO TAKE A RIDING LESSON OR POSSIBLE TRAILRIDE (price is additional $85/person
  • 4:00 Check out

Total Cost per Mother/Daughter team for retreat: $ 2,350.00
Pricing is inclusive of 2 night stay at The Inn at Richmond on premises, all meals, snacks and beverages, supplies and activities.

Reserve your spot completing form below and clicking Add to Cart. Note that we use PayPal as our shopping cart processor for your security. You do not need a PayPal account to pay. You may use a any major credit or debit card.)


Mother’s First and Last Name
Daughter’s First and Last Name


NOTE: PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER BY WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15TH. WE HAVE ROOM FOR ONLY 10 TEAMS AND WE MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 8.

Questions? Call Hayley Sumner at (413) 698-3700.