Berks Equine Council
P.O. Box 6085
Wyomissing PA 19610
[email protected]

Previous News Releases

The BEC Goes to the Professional
Bull Riding Reading Invitational

2011-2013 BEC Equine Resource
Guide is Complete!

2010 Denim & Dancing
Fundraiser a Success!

2010 Twisted Fairy Tales &
Nursery Crimes Judged Trail Ride

2010 BEC Horse Show Results


UMA FARM Summer Camps – Sign up now! Deadline July 4th.

Regular camp for ages 7-16 8am-2pm and mini camp for ages 3-6 9am-1pm and
the dates are as follows:

Session I: Regular Camp July 11-15, 2011
Session II: Regular Camp July 18-22, 2011
Session III: Regular Camp July 25-29, 2011
Session IV: Mini Camp August 8-11, 2011
Session V: Regular Camp August 15-19, 2011
Session VI: Mini Camp August 22-25, 2011 

For more information on camp or services please contact Nicole Menges Koonce at
610-248-5590 or [email protected] or visit the website


Saturday, August 20th and Sunday, August 21st, 2011, the Berks Equine Council (BEC)
will host the “New Mix Year Six” Horse Show at the Berks County 4-H Community Show
Grounds in Leesport, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The Show will feature two rings which
will begin promptly at 8:00a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. The Country Fair, new this
year, will take place the entire weekend, featuring food, vendors and fun for the entire
family. Admission to the Horse Show and Country Fair is free, and spectators are
encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to watch the competition throughout the
This year’s $5,000 Mini Prix will once again be run at 1.30m (Level 6) while the initial
round of the $1,000 Puissance may vary from 1.20m to 1.30m. The Jumper Ring will
continue to host its annual Divisions from Mini to Training Jumpers, with a new Pony
Jumper Division on Saturday and the $500 Pony Prix and $1,250 Open Speed on Sunday.
The Hunter Ring will host Divisions ranging from Short Stirrup, Modified, Pre-Green, and
Children’s/Adult Amateur Hunters to Marshall & Sterling Classics and Medals. EPPHA
points are available for most Hunter Divisions. Also new this year, the Open English and
Western Equitation and Pleasure classes will take place in the Hunter Ring on Saturday
For more information about the Show, registration, class information and sponsorship
opportunities, please go to the calendar of the Berks Equine Council.

Entry Form

Class List

Prize List

Your Horse Through an Artist’s Eyes

Horse owners, aspiring artists, or those interested in learning how to draw are invited to
participate in the “Your Horse Through an Artist’s Eyes” program. Come and learn how to
draw your horse with the talented local artist, Nicole Herwig who is the Director of the
Equine Program at South Mountain Y.M.C.A. Nicole will guide your creative energy with
paper and pencil or any products you would like to bring. The program is free and will be
held on Monday, June 6th at 6:30 pm at the Berks County Ag Center auditorium located at
1238 County Welfare Road, Leesport, PA. The goal of this program is to enjoy learning
artist’s techniques, while visiting with the Berks Equine Council members. For registration
information, contact Fordy Carver, Berks Equine Council Education Program Chairman,
phone 610-220-4543; email [email protected].

Berks Equine Council to offer $1000 Scholarship to
Berks County Student

Wyomissing, PA, February 21, 2011: The Berks Equine Council announces that it
will offer a $1000 scholarship starting this year to an eligible high school senior, current
college student or well-qualified working student in a recognized equine training
program. Applicants must be a Berks County resident and be involved in the equine
industry in some manner. This includes but is not limited to being a rider, groom, horse
owner or being involved in support or rescue services.

The purpose of the BEC scholarship is to recognize and encourage young Berks
Countians, with demonstrated equine interests, who show ability and promise in the field.

“Especially in this economy, organizations like the Berks Equine Council (BEC) have a
responsibility to help students accomplish their career goals. The BEC is excited to offer
this scholarship opportunity and serve the community of Berks County. Our plan is to
make this an annual scholarship, said Executive Director, Andrea Ditsky.”

Applications will be accepted from now until May 1. Download the application here.

The Berks Equine Council is a non-profit membership organization that serves as an
educational resource and promotes activities for local equine enthusiasts and
professionals, thus enhancing the quality of life of Berks County. The organization is
open to equine enthusiasts and professionals who practice all disciplines and ride all
breeds of horses.