BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Registration has started this weekend for winter riding lessons at Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge that will begin on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016. Classes in the 10-week session, with some riders able to sign up for 5-week sessions, are scheduled to take place in the spacious indoor ring. 

Registrations are now being accepted online at www.somersetcountyparks.org and at the office for the Somersety County-owned stable, located at 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge. After Dec. 20, all registrations must be done in the stable office.

The Somerset County Park Commission announced that that lessons are being offered to juniors (ages 9-17) and adults, and will accommodate the absolute beginner through more advanced levels with jumping experience.  

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The ten-week winter session begins Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016.  

All classes are scheduled take place in the indoor arena, which also has a climate-controlled viewing area is open to friends and family members who may wish to observe. 
 
Adults above the Beginner 1 level have the option of riding once a week for the full 10-week session, or for the first or last 5 weeks. All junior classes meet once a week for ten weeks. The schedule of classes is available online and in the Stable office.
 
Riders who have previous experience and can post the trot, but have not ridden at Lord Stirling Stable, must be evaluated prior to registration to be placed in the appropriate level.  Those riders are asked to call the stable office to schedule a convenient testing appointment. 


 
The 10-week, one-hour program rates for Somerset County residents are $375 for flat (non-jumping) classes. The out of county rate for flat classes is $525. 
 
Payment is due at registration and is payable by cash, check, MasterCard, American Express, Visa or Discover.  First-time students who live in Somerset County must show a driver’s license, Motor Vehicle ID card or local tax form as proof of residency.
 
For additional information please call the stable office, open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at (908) 766-5955, or NJ Relay at 711 for individuals with hearing impairment.  
 
Information on this and other events of the Somerset County Park Commission can be found online at www.somersetcountyparks.org.