BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Information on the following events may be obtained by calling Lord Stirling Stable at 908-722-1200, ext. 5010 or at www.somersetcountyparks.org.

Horse Care Workshop 102

Completion of Horse Care Workshop 101 is a prerequisite for this class. Students will explore more advanced topics such as nutrition, clipping, bandaging, and basic conformation. The workshops are offered on five consecutive Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon beginning Saturday, May 4, 2019.

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The cost is $60 for Somerset County residents and $90 for non-residents. Registrations will be accepted until the first day of class. This workshop does not include riding. For more information, please call the stable office at 908-722-1200, ext. 5010.

Horse Care Workshop 103

Participation in the Horse Care Workshop 102 is a co- or prerequisite for this class. Students will explore more advanced topics to increase their awareness of equine behavior. The workshops are offered on five consecutive Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. beginning Saturday, May 4, 2019.

The cost is $60 for Somerset County residents and $90 for non-residents. Registrations will be accepted until the first day of class. This workshop does not include riding. For more information, please call the stable office at 908-722-1200, ext. 5010.

Mother’s Day Ride

This is the perfect opportunity for non-equestrians to join "the rider in the family" on a relaxing, walk-only trail ride. The ride, sponsored by The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable, will be conducted on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Registration is necessary; forms and additional information are available on the Friends’ web site at www.flss.org.

Family Fun Day

The 36th Annual Family Fun Day will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, NJ. This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Lord Stirling Stable and SCPC Lord Stirling Stable. In addition to games on horseback for current riding students, this unique community event features pony rides and hay rides from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., local groups and organizations presenting demonstrations and sharing information, and child-friendly arcade games where everyone is a winner. Food, beverages, and gift items will be offered for sale by the Friends of Lord Stirling Stable as well as gently used riding apparel. For more information, please call the stable office at 908-722-1200, ext. 5010.

Friends Of Lord Stirling Stable Spring Open House

Members of the Friends of Lord Stirling Stable will be on hand on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to distribute and discuss information about Lord Stirling Stable’s programs and events scheduled throughout the year. Stable tours will also be available. The program is free and pre-registration is not required.

Summer Program Registration Begins

Beginning Saturday, June 1, 2019, registration will open for summer horseback riding lessons, and horse care workshops. Summer lessons are scheduled to begin on Monday, June 18, 2018. Registration is available online at www.somersetcountyparks.org or at the Lord Stirling Stable office, 256 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ, 908-722-1200. ext. 5010.

Introductory Horseback Ride

The one-hour trail ride is scheduled for Sunday, June 2, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. will be preceded by a brief lesson. The ride is geared to people who have an interest in becoming more familiar with English-style riding. Participants must be at least 9 years old and under 200 pounds. Riders between the ages of 9 to 12 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Registration is available online and in the Stable office between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. beginning May 1, 2019. Fee is $40 for Somerset County residents and $50 for non-residents. For more information, please call the stable office at 908-722-1200, ext. 5010.

Spring Junior Horse Show

The public is invited to watch Lord Stirling Stable’s junior students compete in a horse show and display their skills on Saturday, June 9, 2019 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Classes vary from first time riders who have completed 10 lessons to advanced classes over fences. There will be a performance by the Drill Team at the lunch break. Admission and parking are free. For more information, please call the stable office at 908-722-1200, ext. 5010.

Spring Adult Horse Show

The public is invited to watch Lord Stirling Stable’s adult students compete in a horse show and display their skills on Saturday, June 8, 2019 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Classes vary from first time riders who have completed 10 lessons to advanced classes over fences. There will be a performance by the Drill Team at the lunch break. Admission and parking are free. The show is hosted by Friends of Lord Stirling Stable. For more information, please call the stable office at 908-722-1200, ext. 5010.

Father’s Day Ride

This ride is the perfect opportunity for non-equestrian family members join "the rider in the family" on a relaxing, walk-only trail ride. The ride, sponsored by The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable, will be conducted on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with check-in at 10:00 a.m. Preregistration is necessary; forms are available in the Stable office and on the Friends website at www.flss.org.

Horse Care Workshop 101

The horse care workshops offer people a chance to gain experience and confidence around horses. Participants learn the proper way to groom and tack up a horse. The parts of the horse, saddle, and bridle are discussed. Students learn the different colors and breeds of horses, as well as the important role the farrier and veterinarian play in a horse’s life.

The workshops are offered on five consecutive Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. beginning Saturday, June 22, 2019. The cost is $60 for Somerset County residents and $90 for non-residents. Registrations will be accepted until the first day of class, space permitting. This workshop does not include riding. For more information, please call the stable office at 908-722-1200, ext. 5010.

Junior Themed Summer Horse Camps

Hands-on, themed weekly camps focusing on the basics of horse care and riding will begin Monday, June 24, 2019 with the last camp beginning on Monday, August 19, 2019. Programs will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Topics include trail, advanced grooming, jumping and gymnastics, etc. Fee is $300 for Somerset County residents and $450 if out of county. For more information, please call the stable office at 908-722-1200, ext. 5010.

“Home On The Range” Introductory Horseback Ride

The one-hour trail ride scheduled for Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. will provide an opportunity to become familiar with Western-style horseback riding. Participants must be at least 9 years old and weigh less than 200 pounds. Riders between the ages of 9 – 12 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Due to the equipment used, individuals must be at least 5’0” tall to participate in this western ride. Registration is available online and in the Stable office between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. beginning May 1 and continuing through June 27, 2018. Fee is $40 for Somerset County residents and $50 for non-residents. For more information, please call the stable office at 908-722-1200, ext. 5010.

Introductory Horseback Ride

The one-hour trail ride is scheduled for Sunday, July 14, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. will be preceded by a brief lesson. The ride is geared to people who have an interest in becoming more familiar with English-style riding. Participants must be at least 9 years old and under 200 pounds. Riders between the ages of 9 to  12 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Registration is available online and in the Stable office through Thursday, July 11, 2019. Fee is $40 for Somerset County residents and $50 for non-residents. For more information, please call the stable office at 908-722-1200, ext. 5010.

Horse Care Workshop 102

Completion of Horse Care Workshop 101 is a prerequisite for this class.  Students will explore more advanced topics such as nutrition, clipping, bandaging, and basic conformation. The workshops are offered on five consecutive Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to noon beginning Saturday, July 27, 2019.

The cost is $60 for Somerset County residents and $90 for non-residents. Registrations will be accepted until the first day of class. This workshop does not include riding. For more information, please call the stable office at 908-722-1200, ext. 5010.

Horse Care Workshop 103

Participation in the Horse Care Workshop 102 is a co- or prerequisite for this class.  Students will explore more advanced topics to increase their awareness of equine behavior. The workshops are offered on five consecutive Saturdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. beginning Saturday, July 27, 2019.

The cost is $60 for Somerset County residents and $90 for non-residents. Registrations will be accepted until the first day of class. This workshop does not include riding. For more information, please call the stable office at 908-722-1200, ext. 5010.

“Home On The Range” Introductory Horseback Ride

The one-hour trail ride scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. will provide an opportunity to become familiar with Western-style horseback riding. Participants must be at least 9 years old and weigh less than 200 pounds. Riders between the ages of 9 – 12 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Due to the equipment used, individuals must be at least 5’0” tall to participate in this western ride.  Registration is available online and in the Stable office between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. through Aug.  1, 2019  Fee is $40 for Somerset County residents and $50 for non-residents. For more information, please call the stable office at 908-722-1200, ext. 5010.

Fall Program Registation

Online and walk-in registrations for the fall lesson series will be accepted on a first come, first served basis beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. Lessons begin on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, English style riding lessons will be offered for beginner through advanced jumping levels for juniors and adults. Trail and specialty classes are also offered. Lessons are one hour per week for ten consecutive weeks. Adult students at Beginner 2 level or higher may opt to ride for the first or last 5 weeks of lessons, as well as for the full 10-week session.

Junior riders must be a minimum age of 9 at time of registration. Riders must be under 225 pounds for non-jumping classes and under 200 pounds for classes over fences. Classification Cards must be shown by riders at registration (except basic beginners). Experienced English saddle riders who do not have a Lord Stirling Stable Classification Card should make an appointment to be evaluated prior to registration. Please call the stable office for more information.

Introductory Horseback Ride

The one-hour trail ride is scheduled for Sunday, Aug.  18, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. will be preceded by a brief lesson. The ride is geared to people who have an interest in becoming more familiar with English-style riding. Participants must be at least 9 years old and under 200 pounds. Riders between the ages of 9 – 12 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Registration is available online and in the Stable office through Thursday, Aug.  15, 2019. Fee is $40 for Somerset County residents and $50 for non-residents. For more information, please call the stable office at 908-722-1200, ext. 5010.

Pony Tea Party

Children under age 13 and their parents will join the horses, ponies, and staff at Lord Stirling Stable for a Pony Tea Party featuring pony rides, hayrides, games, and other fun activities from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon. Light refreshments will be served and guests are invited to wear their fancy tea party garb. Registration is available at the Stable office through Aug.  16, 2019. Fee is $20 per pair and $10 per additional child. For more information, please call the stable office at 908-722-1200, ext. 5010.

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