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Lord Stirling Stable Schedules Weekend Hayrides to Santa's Workshop

A family enjoys a visit to Santa's Workshop at the Friends of Lord Stirling Stable Winter Holiday Festival, 256 South Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge. Credits: Courtesy Somerset County Park Commission

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable (FLSS) present their 18th Annual Holiday Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 & 4 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Ave.

Children will enjoy hayrides through the woods to see Santa at his house (weather permitting).  Santa’s Workshop will be open for games, craft projects, food, and more. Pony rides will be available at various times throughout the Festival. 

Adults will enjoy exploring the offerings at the annual Silent Auction, which benefits the Lord Stirling School Horse Retirement Fund. Themed gift baskets, specialty items, and gift certificates for local businesses will be featured items. The FLSS gift shop will also be open.

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Winter Holiday Horse Shows that provide Lord Stirling students the opportunity to showcase the horsemanship skills they have learned in class will begin at 9 a.m. each day.  The Junior Drill Team performs on Saturday and the Adult Drill Team is featured on Sunday, both during the lunch break. 

Spectators may enjoy the shows from the climate controlled viewing area. Admission and parking are free.

Friends of Lord Stirling Stable is a 501(c) (3) organization of youth and adult volunteers working with the Somerset County Park Commission to support the activities of Lord Stirling Stable through contribution of ideas, time, and revenue.


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