Lord Stirling Stable Offers Valentine’s Day Horseback Rides

BASKING RIDGE — Lord Stirling Stable will host the first “I Love Horses” Valentine Introductory Ride on Sunday, Feb. 12. Check-in time for this western-style ride is 1 p.m. and the ride is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Lord Stirling Stable is located at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge.

Individuals with little or no riding experience are welcome to enjoy a brief group lesson with one of Lord Stirling Stable’s certified riding instructors, followed by a one-hour guided ride through the scenic trails of Lord Stirling Park. Trail guides will be happy to answer questions and attempt to identify the various plants, birds and animals that may be encountered along the trails.

Youth and adults who weigh less than 240 lbs. and are at least 9 years of age may participate. Riders between 9 and 18 years old must be registered by a parent or legal guardian. Participants 9-11 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the ride.

Registration opens on Monday, Jan. 30, in the stable office and continues through Thursday, Feb. 9, as space permits. The fee for the ride is $35 for Somerset County residents and $45 for non-residents. A certified equestrian helmet and shoes or boots with hard, smooth soles and a definite heel are required and may be borrowed from the stable for the event.

For more information, contact the stable office at 1-908-766-5955 (NJ Relay 711 for individuals with a hearing or speech impairment).

Information on this and other events of the Somerset County Park Commission can be found on the Internet at www.somersetcountyparks.org.

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