Sports

Registration Open for Next Week's Western-style Ride at Lord Stirling Park

d1f2e023d852df5583d1_LordStirlingHorseLed.jpg
d1f2e023d852df5583d1_LordStirlingHorseLed.jpg

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - For those riders who want to sample Western-style riding, less often offered than English style at Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge, next Sunday is an opportunity for a brief lesson and trail ride on a Western saddle at the stable grounds.

Registration is already open for the introductory Western-style horseback ride from 1 to 3 p.m. next Sunday, Aug. 6, at the Somerset County-owned Lord Stirling Stable at 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge.

Registration is already open and will be accepted through next Thursday, Aug. 3, at the stable office, which is open daily between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Space is limited, according to the county.

Sign Up for E-News

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

The Rrde offers individuals the opportunity to experience a trail ride without making any further commitment to the sport. It is also a great “refresher” for those who have not ridden in a long time.

Rain or shine

The ride will take place rain or shine. However, heavy downpour or hazardous weather conditions may result in cancellation.

Youth and adults who weigh less than 200 pounds, are at least 9 years of age, and are at least 5 feet tall are eligible to participate. Riders between 9 and 18 years old must be registered by a parent or legal guardian. Participants 9 to 11 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the ride.  

An approved equestrian helmet and shoes or boots with hard, smooth soles and a definite heel are required and may be borrowed from the stable office  for the ride.  

The fee for the ride is $40 for Somerset County residents and $50 for out of county residents, according to the county.

Payment by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover is required at the time of registration.

Lord Stirling Stable is located within Lord Stirling Park in the Basking Ridge section of Bernards Township, and is nestled within 450 acres of the western portion of the Great Swamp Basin of the Passaic River. The Stable features a large indoor ring, three outdoor rings, daily lead Line pony rides, and 18 miles of beautiful trails.

For additional information, please contact the stable office at 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 on the Internet at www.somersetcountyparks.org.   

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Basking Ridge

Somerville Approves 40-Acre Transit Village with Route 206 Gateway

May 13, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset Station, an expansive Transit Village featuring apartments, townhouses, retail stores and a community center alongside the NJ Transit Raritan Valley line - with an interior roadway providing access to Route 206 - was given site plan and subdivision approvals by the Planning Board following a 3 ½-hour meeting Wednesday night.

The final application is based ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, May 21, 9:00 AM

Dunellen

Spring Market , Craft & Vendor Show

Other

Mon, May 21, 6:00 PM

The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset

Taste of Somerset 2018

Food & Drink Giving Back

Mon, May 21, 7:00 PM

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills, Somerville

Meta Performs ‘Dismantling the Racism Machine’: ...

Giving Back Other

Kids Can Change The World

May 19, 2018

Karen De La Maza is the founder of “Kids Can Change The World”, a program designed to instill humane values in children while developing essential life skills and positive leadership. Karen and her family relocated to NJ from her native Mexico City in 2008 for her husband’s job.

Karen has always had a strong passion for helping people in need. With ten years of experience in ...

SURVIVING A STROKE: Quick Medical Response Gives Mom Her Life Back

Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults.

And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death.

Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance of immediacy. The 31-year-old mother of two from Flanders experienced ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!