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Horseback Riding

Enjoy the beauty of New York City's parks on the back of a horse! Please contact the stables for details on costs and hours of lessons and rides.


NameDescriptionStable NameStable Phone
Central ParkHorseback riding services are not available in Central Park at this time. Thank you for your interest.
NameDescriptionStable NameStable Phone
Forest ParkThe four-mile equestrian path meanders through 165 acres of oak forest.GallopNYC Forest Hills(718) 261-7679
NameDescriptionStable NameStable Phone
Ocean Breeze Horse Riding ArenaThe riding arena is the headquarters for HOOPH (Helping Others Overcome Personal Handicaps), which provides a therapeutic riding program for New York City's disabled community. The program focuses on the individual needs and life goals of each client, and their progress is reviewed every three months. The lesson plans can be as simple as learning how to tie shoes, making a new friend, or even improving balance. The program also uses a sensory trail where such physical abilities can be strengthened on horseback.HOOPH(718) 981-9251
Throughout Staten IslandThe borough offers a wide variety of riding terrain, from beaches to parks and city streets to wooded trails.Seguine Equestrian Center(718) 317-1121
NameDescriptionStable NameStable Phone
Pelham Bay ParkThe bridle path in Pelham Bay Park provides beautiful vistas of marshland and woods. Bronx Equestrian Center(718) 885-0551
Van Cortlandt ParkSituated on 21 acres, the Riverdale Stables offers academy lessons seven days a week, indoor and outdoor rings, boarding and training of private horses, summer and winter camps, lessons galore, and easy access to the miles of trails in Van Cortlandt Park.The Riverdale Stables(718) 548-4848
NameDescriptionStable NameStable Phone
Prospect ParkThis 3.5 mile-long bridle path winds through scenic woodlands, meadows, and a ravine. It begins at the Park Circle entrance (the intersection of Coney Island Avenue, Parkside Avenue, and Prospect Park Southwest) and continues along the Lake to the Long Meadow and the Midwood.Kensington Stables; GALLOP NYC(718) 972-4588

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