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Summer Fun Day #16: Jump on a horse!


Established in 1965, Juckas Stables is a friendly, family- owned and operated business. They have 117 acres of trails winding through the breathtaking Hudson Valley countryside. While the gentle and well- trained horses are the highlight of your trip to the stables, a number of barnyard animals also call Juckas Stables home and are sure to delight the children! You can also find 11 local zoos great for kids on our top zoos list!

At Juckas Stables, no matter what your age or ability you can learn to ride a horse, or rent a horse by the hour and explore the hundreds of acres of trails. For a real adventure ask about renting a horse for an overnight camping trip!


Our area certainly has no shortage of horse farms scattered about. From horse rescues and summer camps to therapy riding and lessons; there are plenty of opportunities for your children to experience riding. When I asked online a few favorites included: Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue, Meadow Creek Farm, My Saddle Brook Farm and Greystone Stables. You can find a great list of horseback riding farms in our Enrichment Guide.

While most of the programs above start children riding around school age, if you are like me with a horse-loving toddler, check out Southlands Foundation in Rhinebeck who offer a mommy and me horseback riding class!

Call and reserve a horse or stop by and visit Juckas Stables this summer! www.juckasstables.com


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Pamela is the Community Liaison at Hudson Valley Parent. She resides in Dutchess County with her husband and two boys and enjoys crossing things off their bucket list each summer.



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