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Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

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 Catskill Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

12414, small equestrian family owned farm, Catskill, NY 12414 in Greene County, year-round groundwork,  Equestrian Facilities at Free Rein Farm, Boarding options, Camps, Groundwork & riding lessons, Horse rescue, Schooling packages | Greene Free Rein Farm

845-443-1251 
  Free Rein Farm, a small equestrian family owned farm, is located at 2510 Old Kings Road, Catskill, NY 12414 in Greene County.

From Free Rein Farm: "Welcome to Free Rein Farm, a small, family owned farm, nestled in the picturesque foothills of the Catskill Mountains in Upstate New York. Free Rein Farm was established in 1992, and built by the family, for the family. It has since grown into the small lesson and boarding facility called Free Rein Farm, to stress the importance of a natural relationship between horses and humans. Our goal is to provide a safe, fun, and professional environment for both children and adults to learn in. We strive to provide the highest standard of care to each animal at our farm. Free Rein Farm | Greene  website and more . . .
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 Greenville-GC Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

12435, Greenfield Park, NY, love horses and riding, hunt seat equitation, cross-country jumping and polo, equestrian camp program, English riding camp, Things To Do at the International Riding Camp, Camp horse shows, Equestrian Teen Tour of Russia | Greene International Riding Camp

845-647-3240 
  The International Riding Camp is located at 200 Birchall Road, Greenfield Park, NY 12435 in Ulster County.

From International Riding: "The International Riding Camp was established in 1978 for girls 7-17, who love horses and riding. Located 90 miles Northwest of New York City, the riding camp provides an environment in which horse lovers can experience various riding disciplines: hunt seat equitation, cross-country jumping and polo. We offer a well rounded equestrian camp program along with water skiing, tennis, swimming and arts and crafts. Our riding camp offers three hours of riding lessons a day, six days a week. For some campers, three hours a day is not enough riding so we offer options of adding additional riding time so they can ride 4 1/2 to 6 hours a day. International Riding Camp | Greene  website and more . . .
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 Purling Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

12470, equestrian services, boarding, riding, Purling, NY, Dressage and Racing Thoroughbreds, equine care, 
Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Hunter Over Fences, Basic Riding, Western Riding, and Trail Riding,  riding lessons, Equestrian services | Greene Clef Tree Farm

518-819-9275 
  Clef Tree Farm, offering equestrian services such as boarding and riding lessons, is located at 81 Kirwin Extention, Purling, NY 12470 in Greene County.

From Clef Tree: "Natalie Bellairs- Owner and Trainer at Clef Tree Farm. Born and growing up in Michigan, Natalie has been around horses her whole life. With Family that is deep rooted in Dressage and Racing Thoroughbreds. Starting her showing at the age of 8 in a Hunter-Jumper Barn in Mid-Michigan working under the trainer Laura Steenrod. Clef Tree Farm | Greene  website and more . . .
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 Windham Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

12496, equestrian facility, Windham, NY,  northern Catskill Mountains, horse lovers, Facilities at Mountain Brook Farm, Boarding, Equitation, Dressage, Jumping, Lessons, Summer Camp Program | Greene Mountain Brook Farm

518-734-3917 
  Mountain Brook Farm, an equestrian facility, is located at 393 BG Partridge Road, Windham, NY 12496 in Green County.

From Mountain Brook Farm: "Mountain Brook Farm, located in the picturesque northern Catskill Mountains, embraces working with horse lovers of all ages to help them learn the wonders of horses." Mountain Brook Farm | Greene  website and more . . .

 More Hudson Valley  Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding | Albany Albany County
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Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding | Dutchess Dutchess County
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Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding | Orange Orange County
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Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding | Putnam Putnam County
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Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding | Rensselaer Rensselaer County
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Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding | Rockland Rockland County
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Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding | Ulster Ulster County
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Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding | Westchester Westchester County
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Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Ulster, Westchester



"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 its 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. Its 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 its 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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