On August 27, 2017, Overmeade Farm will host the 25th Berkshire Humane Society Horse Show in Lenox. The show begins at 9:00 a.m. and is free to the public.

This event is recognized by the Western New England Professional Horseman’s Association. Riders participate in hunter and equitation classes, both on the flat and over fences. The divisions to be held include: Hunter Derby, Short/Long Stirrup, Baby Green Hunter, Low/Adult Hunter, Novice Hunter, Pre-Childrens/Adult Equitation, Junior/Amateur Hunter, Children’s Equitation, Pony Hunter, Children’s Hunter Horse, Modified Junior Equitation, Junior Equitation, Adult Equitation, Open Working/Junior Hunter, and Pleasure. This year’s judge is Karen von Bachelle from South Windsor, CT.

“The horse show is a way to combine the participants’ love for their horses with their compassion for the animals being cared for at Berkshire Humane Society,” said Kathy Roche, Chair of the Horse Show. “The Hart family of Overmeade Farm has been exceptionally generous, providing a way for Berkshire Humane to raise over $250,000 over the lifetime of this event. Many of our participants – riders, trainers, sponsors, organizers and volunteers – have made this show successful each and every year for 25 years.”

Through the generosity of the Hart Family, the benefit horse show has raised over $250,000 throughout the 25 years to support the programs of Berkshire Humane Society. For more information, call (413) 499-2850.


Overmeade Farm is a 129-acre equestrian paradise owned and operated by Sally Hart. Located in Lenox, Massachusetts and nestled in the heart of the beautiful Berkshires. The farm has some of the best fields and bridle paths in the area.  Known for her knowledge and vast experience Mrs. Hart is sought out for advice in most disciplines of horsemanship.  Generations of students have been taught by her and in some cases currently own their own stables and farms in various states continuously seeking her advice and ideas after over 30 years.  Overmeade Farm now has two instructors working with beginners through intermediate riders. A 40 stall barn, indoor ring, 2 sand rings along with riding lessons, horse showing both on the grounds and off coupled with a comprehensive summer program round out the experience for the student wishing to excel in the sport.