Best places to ride a horse in the Hudson Valley



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Best places to ride a horse in the Hudson Valley

Horseback riding is great fun and can be therapeutic too. Whether you are looking for a nice trail ride or lessons for your child, you can find a great barn here. Due to the pandemic it is best to call or visit the website before you go.

Dutchess County

25 Seelbach Ln., Staatsburg. 914-474-2514.
Calypso Farm has a horseback riding lesson program for all levels of riders. Whether you are a first time rider, an avid competitor or just getting back into riding, we have a horse and instructor for you.  Our quality lesson horses and ponies are carefully selected by our experienced staff and with our quality facilities, we guarantee the riding experience you are looking for. Lessons should be arranged in advance, and a series of ten or more lessons may be purchased.

86 Diddell Rd., Wappingers Falls. 917-658-6409.
Horseback Training Facility. Learn how to ride a horse the correct way or improve your skills by taking our horseback riding lessons. Instruction is available for anyone who wants a better understanding of horseback riding.  

Wingdale Mountain Rd., Poughquag. 845-260-0962.
Social distancing has never been so much fun. Enjoy horseback riding in the fresh mountain air in wide open spaces. No prior experience required. Choose from private lessons to small groups. Ages 4 and up.

2699 Route 22, Dover Plains. 845-877-0685.
Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue is dedicated to providing a sanctuary for unwanted, abused, neglected horses and to improve the relationship between horses and people. Horse enthusiasts ages 3 - 7 years are invited to drop in any Saturday morning at 10am for our exciting & educational Pony Pals program. Pony Pals is a fun, hands-on equine experience that teaches youngsters the basics of horse care, grooming, and riding. Takes place rain or shine! Riding lessons are available in Hunt or Stock Seat.  All lessons are taught by CHA certified riding instructors. Private and group lessons available.

321 Skidmore Rd., Pleasant Valley. 845-363-6000.
Meadow Creek Farm is a great farm for kids to learn from the ground up. You will receive private or group instruction in Hunter, Jumper and Equitation. Our instructors have expertise in each of the riding disciplines. Any of our programs can be customized for the rider.

228 Sawchuck Rd., Millerton. 212-888-8545.
(1 – 1.5) Hour  “Horse Sense” lessons while riding the beautiful trails of the Hudson Valley countryside. elmets are provided. A good start for the new trail rider. We can also tailor the lesson to various levels. (2) Hour Trail Ride: We tailor each trip with the rider’s safety, comfort and wishes in mind.  Makes for a great day trip activity and is the perfect getaway to escape the concrete jungle. Sunset/Sunrise: (2) Hour trail ride, taking in the gorgeous vistas and the light dancing across the horizon. 

883 Netherwood Rd., Hyde Park. 845-392-5639.
Professional instruction for all levels of rider, on your own horse or one of ours. Our weekly rides typically last 2 hours and are unlike others you may have experienced. We are fortunate to have access to an extensive trail system as well as our own wooded areas and fields. These rides are held throughout the year. Rides are tailored to the weather to ensure your safety and pleasure. As always, you can ride your own horse or hire one of ours for the day.

123 Nottingham Rd., Clinton Corners. 845-797-3208.
Runnin Broke Ranch offers 1 hour private and group lessons on your own horse or on a Ranch horse. We have horses suitable for those who have never sat on the back of a horse before on through to advanced riders. We lesson year round between our outdoor and indoor arenas. Lesley specializes in helping those with fears or reservations about riding overcome such.

187 Robinson Ln., Wappingers Falls. 845-226-1256.
Offering quality horseback riding lessons on one of our well trained lesson horses or your own horse. Year round lessons Monday through Saturday for ages 5 and up, specializing in the hunter jumper style. We boast a fun and safe environment in which our students become well educated riders and horsepeople, leading to a life-long appreciation and enjoyment of this wonderful pasttime and sport.

5771 US 9, Rhinebeck. 845-876-486. 
Our intention is to introduce our students to a broad range of equestrian activities, including equitation, showing hunters, trail riding, jumpers, and dressage from the beginner level through advanced. Southlands conducts a full range of equestrian activities on site including unrecognized hunter/ jumper shows, dressage shows, specialized clinics with nationally and internationally recognized instructors, as well as summer programs and periodic evening  programs. 

Orange County

822 Gardnertown Farms Rd., 845-564-6658.
Private and group horseback riding sessions. Learn the art of horseback riding while practicing mounting, steering, cantering and trotting techniques. Beginner and advanced riders are welcome.

100 Farley Ln., Goshen. 845-294-6264.
Our horsemanship programs and riding camp for children are offered YEAR-ROUND! Our summer Equestrian Riding Camp and weekend Horsemanship Program are designed for horse enthusiasts who are ready to experience both the joy and the responsibility of having their own horse. We also offer a winter Recess Riding Camp & after school program. Each camper is assigned a horse or pony of their own to ride, care for and love. 

112 Ridgebury Rd., New Hampton. 845-355-7433.
Hour and half hour lessons. Indoor & outdoor arenas, large jumping field, heated viewing room for the indoor arena, and trails with a creek and jumps.

87 Hill Ave., Montgomery. 845-978-8151.
Small horseback riding & boarding facility located in Orange County NY. Family owned and run we teach the fundamentals of riding from the ground up creating a safe, fun & educational riding experience. We also offer top quality care for your horse!

Route 94, Purdys Ln., New Windsor. 845-534-0365.
Ivy rock's lesson program is designed for individuals of all ages. The majority of students attend a private or group lesson once a week. The lesson develops at a pace tailored for the rider(s) and teach a broad range of equitation skills. Included with the horsemanship skills acquired, students are encouraged to learn how to bathe and clip horses, clean and care for tack.

1204 NY 302, Pine Bush. 845-361-1429.
Juckas Stables has 117 acres of farmland winding through the Hudson Valley countryside. Experienced and friendly trail guides keep you safe on your ride and know how to show you a good time! We have a variety of barnyard animals as well that are sure to delight you and your family after your ride!

349 Sarah Wells Trail, Goshen. 845-294-6339.
We are a Full Scale Hunter Jumper Facility. We are a proud member of the Hudson Valley Horse Show Series and the Friends of the Orange County Horse and Farm Center. Depending on your level we have horses that you can lesson on.

163 Berea Rd., Walden. 914-804-0958.
Affordable, top-notch riding lessons. Come visit our facilities and enjoy the good energy and relaxed atmosphere we have to offer. We are focused on providing you with the skills to safely ride horses. You can receive lessons among a group of friends or visit us privately at a time suitable to you. Indoor & outdoor rings.

285 Hill Rd., Goshen. 845-294-0611.
At Seven Meadows we designed our lesson program to meet the individual needs of the individual. We offer horseback riding lessons for children and adults of all levels. Our farm offers a wonderful group of lesson horses and ponies schooled to teach the art of riding beginner through advanced!

270 Conklingtown Rd., Goshen. 845-648-3321.
WillsWay Equestrian Center is an active barn with experienced instructors who provide excellent training for horses, as well as, riding lessons in Dressage and Hunt Seat. This is a lesson center.

Sullivan County

190 Hemmer Rd., Jeffersonville. 845-482-3993.
Trail Riding for all ages available all year. Appointment needed when scheduling. Visit the website to schedule your ride.

Rolling Stone Ranch
282 West Shore Rd., Bethel. 845-583-1100.
English & Western personalized riding lessons for all levels. We also offer trail rides, horse boarding, training, pony rides, as well as having a collection of friendly farm animals. The facilities include indoor and outdoor arenas. The indoor arena is lighted & heated for winter. Onsite trails for our students. 

Ulster County

Ashokan Horseback Riding Club
363 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge. 845-657-8021.
You don't have to be an experienced rider to enjoy the pleasure of having a horse take you and your family on a pleasant outing. Under strict supervision, on well trained horses, we escort our visitors on a ride that is both fun and educational. Reservations are a must.

235 Airport Rd, Accord. 845-626-0020.
Our lessons are private until the student is at a level to safely ride around the ring on their own, then we offer semi-private lessons. We offer packages of 10 lessons at a discount. Please contact us for more information.

30 Cherrytown Rd., Kerhonkson. 866-600-0859 or 845-626-7345.
Pine Ridge Dude Ranch is a premiere, “all-inclusive,” affordable, family vacation destination. Enjoy beautiful trails and horseback riding. Choose from relaxing walk only rides, walk & trot rides, and exhilarating advanced level walk, trot, & canter rides.  Each ride is approximately 45 minutes from mounting to dismounting. For your safety, each trail ride is accompanied by several experienced wranglers. 
 


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