Craig Memorial Equestrian Center
Craig Memorial Equestrian Center (CMEC) is a locally-owned and operated stable located in Leverett, MA, just 15 minutes away from UMass Amherst. Roberta Bryant is a caring, talented, and experienced, lifelong competitive trail rider, and, Morab breeder, who has kept the doors of our lesson program open for over 40 years! In addition to our lesson program, we offer vacation & summer programs, boarding, leasing and access to miles of trails up Roaring Brook Mountain. As well as community events such as the Franklin County 4-H Horse Show, an annual Gymkhana series, Pleasure Rides, Clinics and an annual ECTRA-sanctioned 25 mile Competitive Trail Ride!
At CMEC, we emphasize safety, learning, and, cultivating meaningful relationships with our horsey friends. All riders are required to wear safety helmets when mounted, to participate in horsemanship activities, and we make it fun!
CMEC also hosts a slew of events for riders all across the state including a Summer/Fall Gymkhana series, 4-H and Schooling Shows, Clinics, Pleasure Rides, and last but not least, an annual, ECTRA-sanctioned 25 mile Competitive Trail Ride!
A Good Old-Fashioned Gymkhana For Oldies and New Riders
On September 14th, 2019, Craig Memorial Equestrian Center will be holding a gymkhana for oldies and new riders. No entry fee. No ribbons. Just plain fun. Placings will still be given so you'll know how well you did. Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Bring a pot luck, dessert, or drinks. Please call Sherri Williams at (413) 458-1565 to let her know what you are bringing to the gathering after the show or call Roberta Bryan for more information at (413) 549-1213.
Any donations for use of the ring are appreciated.
Fall Schedule For Lessons
The fall schedule for lesson are being made up so call if you are interested: (413) 549-1213.
Come Join Us For Great Trail Rides On Mt Toby Conservation Forest
The trails are beautiful! Price $45.00 per hour but there is a special for July 2019 of $40.00 per hour. Please book a day in advance. Call (413) 549-1213.
Horses For Lease
We still have a few horses for lease at different levels from beginner to advanced.
Partial lease $250.00 per month or full lease $400.00 per month.
We also offer work for riding. Call (413) 549-1213.
We are looking for a part-time or full-time riding instructor. English or English-Western. Call (413) 549-1213.
2019 Riding Programs
There are still some openings in our August 12th - 16th and August 19th - 23rd riding programs. To register or get information, call (413) 549-1213.
Come Stop By!
470 Long Plain Road
Leverett, MA 01054
Directions From Rt 9 in Hadley, Massachusetts:
Head north on 116 for about 3 miles then take the exit for highway 63 North. Make a left at the intersection and follow 63 North for 5 miles. You'll see us on your left! Look for the little white house and the big arena out front!
Boarding Options Available Now
For more information on availability and/or to schedule a tour, please visit our "Boarding and Leasing" page or call our farm office at (413) 336-1081 or (413) 549-1213
For Boarding, Lessons, Camp, Events and Birthday Party inquiries, call Roberta at:
(413) 549-1213 or (413) 336-1081
OR send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
And if you can, help us finish our barn!
Since 1970, Roberta Bryant has devoted her life to creating a safe, accessible, and supportive environment for all members of our community to bond with horses and learn valuable life lessons.
But then in 2014, a freak fire burned one of our barns!! We've rebuilt a lot and want to finish the last few projects! At 80 years old, Bert continues to teach and mentor young riders, and spread the wellness that horse relationships provide, but we need your help.
We need to bring our barn back to its former greatness by our 50th Anniversary but we need your support!
Please, donate now.