Dapple Hill Farm
Minutes from I-78, Bedminster, 201-725-0047. An exceptional equestrian facility, Dapple Hill Farm offers lesson programs tailored to suit your specific needs in a safe, relaxed, fun and family atmosphere that everyone can enjoy. Lesson packages for children and adults, Summer Camp, leasing options for students, showing opportunities, boarding, indoor arena with viewing area.
901 Valley Rd., Watchung, 908-405-8038. Year round riding lessons, boarding, birthday parties and petting zoo. Horseback riding summer camp for ages 5-14 features lots of horseback riding, horse care, swimming, archery, crafts, camel rides, horse show and more. Mon.-Fri. 9-3.
107 W. Woodschurch Rd., Flemington, 908-528-3307. Lessons, camps, and birthday parties, all ability levels.
Palermo Show Stable
1555 Burnt Mills Rd., Bedminster, 908-719-7500. Info@
palermoshowstable.com. Tues.-Sun. 8am-1pm, 3-6pm, after hours by appointment only. Horseback riding lessons, ages 6 to 65, beginner to advanced. Summer day camps, ages 6 to 16 and youth camp ages 3-5. Winter and Holiday Camps also available. Boarding, training, showing, horse sales and leases, and monthly horse shows. Please contact us to sign up for your FREE introductory lesson, as well as information on Summer, Winter and Holiday Camps!
River Edge Farm
1575 River Rd. East, Bedminster, 908-420-1274. English riding lessons for children and adults. Year round. Also offers riding summer camp for girls. See listing under Horseback Riding Camps. For more info visit the website.
Seaton Hackney Stables
440 South St., Morristown, 973-644-3355. Seaton Hackney Stables offers riding activities including Mounted Troop Program for all levels (beginner to advanced), Interscholastic Show Team, dressage lessons, cross country lessons, group lessons, and private lessons. For the explorers and nature lovers, trail riding is available through the adjacent Morris County Parks. Weekly Summer Camps, any day Flex Camp, PEP classes for 3–7 year olds. See discount coupon on page 61 of the print Kids Guide NJ or run out coupon online.
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Lord Stirling Stable
256 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge, 908-766-5955. Office hours 9-5 seven days a week. Lord Stirling Stable offers English horseback riding, group lessons from beginner through jumping levels, horse care workshops and several special events year round for all ages. Riding on 18 miles of well groomed trails or in the large indoor or outdoor rings. Lead line available by the half hour for children eight years old or younger who can sit and hold on by themselves. Scout programs; tractor-pulled hayrides; pony parties; summer workshops.
Introductory Rides, English or Western style, brief lesson and one hour trail ride. Ages 9+, ages 9-12 must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
Novice Trail Rides, guided trail rides for those without experience with horses. Ages 9+.
Mom (Dad) & Me Grooming Workshop, non-riding hands-on class for parent/child; 5-week sessions.
Watchung Stables-Union County
1160 Summit Lane, Mountainside, 908-789-3665. Adult and children's troops, private lessons, recreational riding in the ring on an hourly and half-hourly basis, trail rides, horseback rides with lead lines for riders under the age of 9, handicapped riding program, and summer equestrian camp for ages 9-17. Barn and facility is open for visits during business hours. Birthday party room.
Scout Programs, Junior Girl Scout Horse Fan badge, Brownie Try-It, Cub Scout and Boy Scout badges.
Leadline Rides, for riders under age 9, are offered Sunday mornings in spring and fall and Saturday and Sunday in summer.