Lord Stirling Stable Offers Introductory Horseback Ride

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BASKING RIDGE – Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, located at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, is offering an Introductory English-style horseback ride on Sunday, May 20, at 10 a.m. Registration will be accepted through Thursday May 17, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. Space is limited.

Participants will enjoy a mini group lesson with one of Lord Stirling Stable’s riding instructors followed by a one-hour guided trail ride through Lord Stirling Park.

The Introductory Ride is an opportunity for novices who are considering riding lessons to sample a trail ride on horseback and see if they enjoy the experience. It is also a great “refresher” for those who have not ridden in a long time. The ride will take place rain or shine, and may be held in the indoor ring in the case of inclement weather.

Youth and adults who weigh less than 200 lbs., are at least 9 years of age and 5’0” tall are eligible to 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. An ASTM/SEI 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 ride.

The fee for the ride is $35 for Somerset County residents and $45for out of county residents. Payment by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover is required at the time of registration.

For additional information, contact the Stable office at 1-908-766-5955 or NJ Relay 711 for individuals with hearing impairments.

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

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