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Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

 All Esopus Listings

 Esopus Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

12429, Esopus, NY, dressage, cross-country jumping, stadium jumping, Equestrian Facilities, Boarding,  Horses for Change, equine-facilitated Mental Health program, Children's introduction to horseback riding, Summer Camp, Therapeutic Riding Program Frog Hollow Farm

845-384-6424 
  Frog Hollow Farm, home to Horses for a Change is a 501C3 Tax Exempt Charitable organization located at Esopus, NY 12429 in Ulster County.

From Frog Hollow: "Welcome to Frog Hollow Farm and Horses for a Change. Our 135 acres are nestled in the hills overlooking the Hudson River between Kingston and New Paltz, New York. Riding and caring for horses in this special place connects us to the natural world in a life increasingly dominated by technology. At Frog Hollow, we believe that learning to ride and learning to care for horses stretches our minds, our bodies and our spirits. Frog Hollow Farm  website and more . . .
 All High Falls Listings

 High Falls Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

12440, Equestrian Center offering boarding, training, and lessons, High Falls NY 12440 in Dutchess County Duchess Farm Equestrian Center

914-388-3128 
  Duchess Farm Equestrian Center offering boarding, training, and lessons, is located at 35 Warren Way, High Falls NY 12440 in Dutchess County. Duchess Farm Equestrian Center  website and more . . .
 All Highland Listings

 Highland Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

10528, Ranch Resort, Highland NY, Ulster County, horse ranch, kids activities, skiing, snow tubing, horseback riding, sleigh rides, kid's programs, paddle boats, fishing, Tennis courts, Basketball Court, Miniature Golf, Archery Rocking Horse Ranch "all inclusive" Resort

845-691-2927 
  Rocking Horse Ranch Resort is located at 600 Route 44/55, Highland NY 12528, Ulster County in the mid-Hudson Valley. The resort provides a horse ranch and many kids activities for all year round fun. Among its activities are skiing, snow tubing, indoor pool, horseback riding, sleigh rides, kid's programs, paddle boats, fishing and summer water sports . . . The activities list is unending with Tennis courts, Beach Volleyball, Basketball Court, Archery, Range, Unlimited Horseback Riding with Trail rides for over 7, Children’s Pony Rides . . . Rocking Horse Ranch "all inclusive" Resort  website and more . . .

12528, Horse Ranch, Resort, Mid-Hudson Valley, family resort, year-round resort, all-inclusive price, Dude Ranches, skiing, sleigh rides, water skiing, Outdoor Winter Activities, Horse drawn Sleigh Rides, Ski Area, Snow Tube Run, Ski Area Rocking Horse Ranch Resort

914-691-2927 
  Rocking Horse Ranch Resort is conveniently located in the Mid-Hudson Valley region in Ulster County, just 90 minutes North of New York City. Rocking Horse's address is 600 Route 44/55, Highland, NY 12528. If using a GPS to locate us, use 13 Pancake Hollow Rd., Highland, NY 12528. Rocking Horse Ranch Resort  website and more . . .
 All New Paltz Listings

 New Paltz Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

12561, Horsemanship, New Paltz, NY 12561 in Ulster County, Kindred Spirits offers all levels in English and Western - jumping, cross country, and horsemanship Kindred Spirits Horsemanship

845-419-5281 
  Kindred Spirits Horsemanship is located at 228 North Ohioville Road, New Paltz, NY 12561 in Ulster County.Kindred Spirits offers lessons in all levels in English and Western disciplines.- jumping, cross country, and horsemanship. Kindred Spirits Horsemanship  website and more . . .

12561, New Paltz, NY, working dairy, horse farm, Shawangunk Mountains, private trail system, guided, instructional trail rides, outdoor enthusiasts, adventure, TRAIL RIDE, horses or ponies, Western and English riding lessons, horses, ponies Payne Farm Too

845-255-0177 
  Payne Farm Too, offering horseback rides, is located at 125 Dubois Road, New Paltz, NY 12561 in Ulster County.

From Payne Farm Too: "A favorite of the outdoor enthusiasts looking for an ‘adventure fix’ within reach of New York City. Our 100 acre private trail system lies in the majestic views of the world famous Shawangunk Mountains with horseback rides for beginners through advanced.

"Enjoy the fresh air, breath-taking views and serenity from your comfortable saddle on the back of one of our sweet, professional trail horses. We’ve been enjoying taking folks riding in the foothills of the ‘Gunk Mountains for more than a quarter of a century." Payne Farm Too  website and more . . .
 All Olivebridge Listings

 Olivebridge Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

12461, Horseback Riding Club, Olivebridge, NY, experienced rider, well trained horses, lessons, 
teaching beginners Ashokan Horseback Riding Club

845-657-8021 
  Ashokan Horseback Riding Club is located at 363 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461 in Ulster County.

From Ashokan: "One does not have to be an experienced rider to enjoy the pleasure of having a horse take him or her on a pleasant outing. Under strict supervision, on well trained horses, we escort our visitors on a ride that is both fun and educational. The more one learns about equitation the more one enjoys. Ashokan Horseback Riding Club  website and more . . .
 All Ulster County Listings

 Ulster County Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

12446, Ulster County in the Hudson Valley, Shawangunk Mountain ridge, visit Minnewaska State Park Preserve, waterfalls, New York City, Things To Do, Beach, Biking, Boat Launch, Boating, Cross-Country Skiing, Food, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Swimming Minnewaska State Park

845-256-0579 
  Minnewaska State Park Preserve is located at 5281 Route 44-55, Kerhonkson NY 12446, Ulster County in the Hudson Valley.

"Minnewaska State Park Preserve is situated on the dramatic Shawangunk Mountain ridge, which rises more than 2,000 feet above sea level and is surrounded by rugged, rocky terrain. The park features numerous waterfalls, three crystalline sky lakes, dense hardwood forests, incising sheer cliffs and ledges opening to beautiful views, clear streams cut into valleys, world-class rock climbing and 35 miles of carriage roads and 35 miles of footpaths on which to bike, walk, hike and simply enjoy. And, all this within an hour and a half drive from New York City. Minnewaska State Park  website and more . . .
 All Woodstock Listings

 Woodstock Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

12498, equestrian center, Woodstock, NY, boarding and riding instruction, full service boarding, Dressage lessons, Horse Shows, Jumping lessons, Riding instruction,  Summer Camp, pony lessons, Pleasure riding lessons Green Heron Farm

845-246-9427 
  Green Heron Farm, an equestrian center, is located at 446 John Joy Road, Woodstock, NY 12498 in Ulster County.

From Green Heron: "Green Heron Farm is located 3 miles from the Village of Woodstock in the heart of the scenic Hudson Valley. 2015 will mark the 36th year that Green Heron Farm has been providing boarding and riding instruction to the community of the Mid Hudson Valley. Green Heron Farm  website and more . . .

 More Hudson Valley  Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

Albany County Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding Albany County
      [6 listings over 5 locations]
Columbia County Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding Columbia County
      [3 listings over 3 locations]
Dutchess County Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding Dutchess County
      [11 listings over 10 locations]
Greene County Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding Greene County
      [4 listings over 4 locations]
Orange County Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding Orange County
      [13 listings over 8 locations]
Putnam County Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding Putnam County
      [10 listings over 7 locations]
Rensselaer County Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding Rensselaer County
      [5 listings over 4 locations]
Rockland County Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding Rockland County
      [10 listings over 8 locations]
Westchester County Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding Westchester County
      [15 listings over 14 locations]


Places to go Horseback Riding | Equestrian Centers
Hudson River Valley
Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange
Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Ulster, Westchester



"There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man" Sir Winston Churchill.

Verified (2015) up-to-date list of the best places for horseback riding and equestrian centers in the Hudson Valley of New York.

Benefits of Horseback Riding / Owning a Horse
Horse ownership can be rewarding, exciting, and lot of fun. The many health benefits of horseback riding include being outdoors year-round and the physical activity spent in cleaning stalls, grooming, feeding, and all the other barn chores required in taking care of your horse. Riding a horse also helps in building a strong core and legs; but there are also emotional benefits of horseback riding such as developing a sense of inner peace and confidence.

Therapeutic Riding, aka Equine Assisted Therapy is used successfully in the field of special Needs to build confidence, and a sense of belonging to both children and adults. As Winston Churchill said: "There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man."

The Health Benefits of Horseback Riding
  • Keeps you physically active: Riding and other activities that require you to be outdoors in all kinds of weather will certainly keep you moving. Cleaning stalls, grooming, feeding, raking hay, pushing wheelbarrows – all of these barn chores actively burn calories and build muscle.

  • Owning a horse builds self-confidence: When it comes to building confidence, horse ownership is invaluable. You are in a partnership, where you are expected to be the leader.
    Owning a horse builds self-awareness. On a daily basis, you will be faced with training challenges. It will force you to think creatively about how to train the horse and how to solve a particular problem. If something worked in the last lesson, but it’s not working now, what else can you try? How else can you solve this issue? All of this active participation in learning how to ride, how to train and what to do when a challenge emerges will help in a professional setting. It’s all about self-awareness.

  • Riding reduces stress: Studies have shown that the bonding that occurs between owners and their pets can reduce high blood pressure. Since horses also require grooming and daily maintenance, spending time with the horse can lead to a reduction in stress levels. The meditative qualities of daily, but low stress, upkeep of horses – such as grooming and washing – provide therapeutic benefits that aid in the decrease of stress levels.

  • Keeps you socially active: Taking riding lessons helps you meet many friends with similar interests. Most horse people will attest to meeting their best, life-long friends at the barn. These peers will have the same passion and devotion to horses.

  • Engages the creative side of your brain: Training a horse brings up daily challenges that will force you to think creatively about how to train it and how to solve a particular problem. If something worked in the last lesson, but it’s not working now, how else can you solve this issue? Being faced with such situations helps you engage your creativity to solve problems and find what works best.

  • Care for a horse builds character: Character building is a natural part of horse ownership, teaching responsibility, punctuality, sportsmanship, frugality, patience, commitment, confidence and self-esteem.

  • Riding promotes a union with nature: Being outside and enjoying the fresh air can do wonders for your mental and physical health.

  • Riding maintains bone mass: All of the weight-bearing exercise that you do, including hauling barn equipment and carrying saddles, helps maintain bone mass, which important as you age.

  • Improves digestion: Riding a horse at a walking pace stimulates the internal organs just as walking on foot does. This aids in liver function and digestion.

  • Riding and caring for horses help disabled individuals: When supervised by certified instructors, riders with disabilities may have the chance to safely perform physical activities with the horse as a tool. Early research is showing that riding a horse may provide physical benefits for people with disabilities. At the same time, interacting with horses may provide mental benefits, as well.
Source: The Health Benefits of Horseback Riding by Health Fitness Revolution



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