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Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

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 Dutchess County Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

Things to Do, Beach, Biking, Boat Launch, Boat Rentals, Campsites, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Camping, Hiking Trails, Walking Trails, Hunting, Ice Fishing, Nature Trails, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing, Winter activities, boating, swimming, beautiful beach | Dutchess Clarence Fahnestock State Park, Dutchess County

845-225-7207 
  Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park offers an excellent range of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. This 14,086-acre park boasts hiking trails, picnic areas, scenic campgrounds, and abundant opportunities for boating, hunting, fishing, birding and many more activities for kids of all ages.

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Clarence Fahnestock State Park Clarence Fahnestock State Park, Dutchess County | Dutchess  website and more . . .
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 LaGrange Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

12540, Equestrian Center, providing boarding, lessons, training, LaGrangeville, NY, Dutchess County, Facilities at Crosswinds Equestrian Center, Boarding, Horseback riding, Indoor and Outdoor riding ring, Lessons for Trainers and Horse, Summer Camp | Dutchess Crosswinds Equestrian Center

845-223-7433 
  Crosswinds Equestrian Center providing boarding, lessons, training, and more is located at 17 Crosswinds Lane, LaGrangeville, NY 12540 in Dutchess County.

From Crosswinds: "Crosswinds Equestrian Center is situated on 50 beautiful acres in the heart of beautiful Dutchess County, New York. Just off the Taconic State Parkway and Route 55, Crosswinds is a quick 20 minute drive from anywhere in Dutchess County. The entire facility is comprised of 2 indoor rings, a beautiful lighted outdoor ring, a grass jumping field, beautiful surrounding trails, and acres of fenced turn-out paddocks. Crosswinds Equestrian Center | Dutchess  website and more . . .
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 Milan Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

12571, Riding Center, educational, therapeutic riding facility for people with and without disabilities,  Milan NY, Special Olympics, Anderson School for Autism, Equestrian Services, 
Boarding, Lessons, Showing, Show Prep | Dutchess Hidden Hollow Farms Riding Center

845-758-0619 
  Hidden Hollow Farms Riding Center, offering a safe, educational, and pleasurable therapeutic riding facility for people with and without disabilities, is located at 6 Hidden Hollow Trail, Milan NY 12571 in Dutchess County.

From Hidden Hollow Farms Riding Center: "Hidden Hollow Farms Riding Center is a not for profit 501c3 organization located in the beautiful Hudson Valley, New York. Family owned and operated, the farm was established in 1990 by Richard Staats and Al Weber. It has flourished into a wonderful place for individuals and families to come and learn about our equine friends. Over 20 years ago, Stephanie Weber Fitzpatrick and Shannon Weber LaBrusciano built the lesson program. This program continues today with three riding instructors and is supported by many wonderful volunteers from our local community. Hidden Hollow Farms Riding Center | Dutchess  website and more . . .
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 Millbrook Village Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

12545, private full service horse boarding, lesson, and training facility, Millbrook, NY, training for jumpers, hunters, equitation and hunt horses, competitive show team, Equestrian Center at MLC Farm, Horse boarding, Lessons, Training facility | Dutchess MLC Farm

845-868-7946 
  MLC Farm, a private full service horse boarding, lesson, and training facility, is located at 295 Kennels Road, Millbrook, NY 12545 in Dutchess County.

From MLC Farm: "MLC Farm is a private full service horse boarding, lesson and training facility located in the heart of Dutchess County horse country in Millbrook, NY. The farm offers modern facilities on 68 prime country acres and is surrounded by hundreds of Millbrook Hunt trails. Facilities include a large 35 stall barn attached to a 175×100 Indoor Arena with new footing. The barn also includes two wash stalls and four grooming stalls. A 10 stall Hunt Barn with wash stall and tack room are adjacent to the Indoor. Both barns overlook a 300 x 165 outdoor sand arena which is surrounded by a beautiful scenic view of the country. The barn was the original stable for Bennet College in the mid 1970’s and is now called By the Hounds Farm. MLC Farm | Dutchess  website and more . . .
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 Millerton Village Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

12546, Millerton, NY 12546, authentic western trail riding in the beautiful foothills of the Berkshires | Dutchess Western Riding Stables

518-789-4848 
  Western Riding Stables is located at 228 Sawchuck Road, Millerton, NY 12546 in Dutchess County.Western Riding Stables offers authentic western trail riding in the beautiful foothills of the Berkshires. Rides are by appointment and are led by an experienced wrangler. Western Riding Stables | Dutchess  website and more . . .
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 Pine Plains Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

12567, Farm Equestrian Center, Pine Plains, NY, equestrianism, Equestrian Facility at Cedar Crest Farm, BHS (British Horse Society) approved facilities, Boarding, Horses for Sale, Training (lessons), British Horse Society training, Intensive Training | Dutchess Cedar Crest Farm Equestrian Center

518-398-1034 
  Cedar Crest Farm Equestrian Center is located at 2054 Route 83, Pine Plains, NY 12567 in Dutchess County.

From Cedar Crest: "Horse riding is an ancient art with classical origins the principles of which remain as relevant today as in ancient times. The challenge for us at Cedar Crest is to convey the skills which have been developed over centuries to a new generation of riders, in a safe, informative and progressive fashion. Cedar Crest Farm Equestrian Center | Dutchess  website and more . . .
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 Rhinebeck Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

12572, occupational and physical therapy, horse care and training, Rhinebeck, NY, equine assisted therapy programs, therapy and services to the community | Dutchess A Horse Connection

845-417-4646 
  A Horse Connection, providing occupational and physical therapy horse care and training, is located at 5771 Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 in Dutchess County.

From A Horse Connection: "A Horse Connection, is dedicated to providing the finest equine assisted therapy programs. A Horse Connection is founded on the belief that horses and their environments provide a unique and optimum way in which to receive therapy services for individuals who are physically, emotionally or developmentally impaired. A Horse Connection | Dutchess  website and more . . .

12572, Foundation, Rhinebeck, NY, Equestrian Facility at Southlands Foundation, Horse Shows, Boarding & Training, Dressage Schooling Shows, Horse Sales, Hunter/Jumper Schooling Shows, Riding Lessons, Summer Riding Program, Summer Camp | Dutchess Southlands Foundation

845-876-4862 
  Southlands Foundation, is located at 5771 Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 in Dutchess County.

From Southlands: "The mission of The Southlands Foundation is to provide a historical and agrarian connection to the community, and cultivate a respect and love for the land and its animals through education, conservation and outdoor recreation.

"The Southlands Foundation, encompasses nearly 200 acres overlooking the Hudson River in Rhinebeck, NY. Its unique history spans three hundred years. The property dates back to the original King’s grant to the Livingston and Beekman families from which Deborah Dows, our founder, is a descendant. Southlands Foundation | Dutchess  website and more . . .
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 Staatsburg Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

Calypso Farm, an equestrian center offering boarding, lessons, training, and a children's summer riding program, is located at 25 Seelbach Lane, Staatsburg, NY 12580 in Dutchess County. | Dutchess Calypso Farm

845-266-4664 
  Calypso Farm, an equestrian center offering boarding, lessons, training, and a children's summer riding program, is located at 25 Seelbach Lane, Staatsburg, NY 12580 in Dutchess County. Calypso Farm | Dutchess  more . . .
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 Tivoli Village Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

12583, Farm & Academy, equestrian riding, Tivoli NY, training stable,  private, semi-private and group lessons, Equestrian Services at Blue Ribbon, Birthday parties, Boarding, Dressage, jumping and horse shows, Riding lessons, Summer Riding Camp | Dutchess Blue Ribbon Farm & Academy

845-332-8596 
  Blue Ribbon Farm & Academy, offering equestrian boarding, training, riding and more, is located at 175 Lasher Road, Tivoli NY 12583 in Dutchess County.

From Blue Ribbon Farm: "Blue Ribbon Farm & Academy is a lesson, boarding and training stable in northern Dutchess County–convenient to Rhinebeck, Red Hook and Bard College. We offer a wealth of programs, including Saddle Club, horse shows, workshops, holiday pageants and Summer Riding Camp. We also partner with Red Hook Continuing Education and Columbia Greene Community College. Blue Ribbon Farm & Academy | Dutchess  website and more . . .
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 Wappingers Falls Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

12590, equestrian facility, Wappingers Falls, NY, horse business boarding, managing, and training Thoroughbred race horses, Equestrian Facility, Horse boarding, Horse training, Riding lessons, Summer Camp | Dutchess Southern Dutchess Equestrian Center

845-226-1256 
  Southern Dutchess Equestrian Center, an equestrian facility, is located at 187 Robinson Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 in Dutchess County.

From Southern Dutchess: "Shawna Anderson began her professional career in the horse business boarding, managing, and training Thoroughbred race horses at the age of 15. She went on to get her NYS race horse trainers license and also started training and showing pleasure and show hunters. Southern Dutchess Equestrian Center | Dutchess  website and more . . .

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"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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