If you're looking for a different type of an activity whether for you, your kids or offer it as a gift to a loved one, horseriding is quite the option. NYC has quite a few horseriding spots to offer, so here's the list of best places you can visit for practising the sport.
Jamaica Bay Riding Academy
A family-owned horseriding spot, which has been operating since the 70s, Jamaica Bay Riding Academy is within the best facilities you can find on the east coast. Located in a wildlife preserve, it offers rides through scenic wooded trails as well as through beachfront paths. You can choose from a wide range of options, including guided instructional rides, riding lessons, summer caps, therapeutic riding and more.
Private lessons start at 98$ for those 4 years and up.
There are lesson packages at betweeb 500-1500$ and summer camp sessions priced at the 525-775$ range.
Located right next to Prospect Park, Kensington Stables offer a 3.5 mile path with beautiful and diverse terrain.
The pricing if very affordable with the option of horseriding around the park for 42$ pp (for 11+ years) and also offering pony rides, priced at 5$ per ride for 2 loops.
Gallop NYC focuses on therapeutic riding lessons, with the aim to help visitors with emotional, mental and physical disabilities get better.
The pricing starts at 55$ for a group lesson and 60$ for a private lesson. There are also financial aid opportunities.
There are also limited recreation riding lessons offered, with the proceeds from them going towards funding the therapeutic programs. The recreational lessons start at 55$ for a 30 min group lesson and 60$ for a private one.
NYC Riding Academy
Located in Randall's Island Park, the NYC Riding Academy is a perfect place for horseriding in Manhattan. You can pick between English Equestrian and Western riding. The Academy is not for profit and counts on volunteers for support personnel. If you have interest in the riding program, you can apply here
Located in Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, Riverdale Stables offer a great place to learn how to ride, jump and care for horses. You can choose between after school programs, private lessons, summer camps and jumping lessons.
Private lessons vary between 60-100$.