Sign Up For Horseback Riding Lessons at Mountainside's Watchung Stable
Youth classes are available for $231 for 10 classes. Adult classes are also being offered on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday mornings.
While most of us are preoccupied with end-of-summer plans, the staff at Union County’s Watchung Stable in Mountainside is busy preparing for the start of a new season of horseback riding lessons.
Now is the time for beginners and returning riders to register for fall classes at Watchung Stable.
“Our lesson program at Watchung Stable is a great way to learn how to ride,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “I’m proud to say that more than 45,000 girls and boys have participated in this terrific program in the Watchung Reservation since it began in 1935.”
All applicants for riding lessons must be nine years of age or older. Fall Troop will last for ten weeks beginning Sept. 4, and will culminate with the Fall Troop Horse Show. The cost to participate begins at $231 for 10 classes, and varies with Union County residency status and troop assignment. Classes are held Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Class and troop assignments are based upon riding ability as determined by the Stable management. Applicants with previous experience may be asked to demonstrate their riding ability in order to be placed in the appropriate class. Uniforms and helmets are required and must be provided at the rider’s expense.
Watchung Stable also features adult lessons, for people 18 years of age and older, beginning the week of Sept. 4. Classes for adults are available Sundays at 12:45 p.m., and Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Adult lessons are an eight-week program on either Sunday afternoon or Tuesday morning. Beginners through advanced lessons are available on both days.
Registration forms and fees must be submitted in-person at Watchung Stable. Office hours are 9 a.m. – noon and 1 – 4 p.m. daily.
Watchung Stable is a facility of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and is located at 1160 Summit Lane in Mountainside. For further information, and to obtain registration materials, call 908-789-3665 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org