February 9, 2007

CONTACT: Debra Judd, (908) 527-4930
Tom Plante, (908) 527-4746


Watchung Stable Announces Used & New
Riding Clothes for Sale, March 3

riding clothes sale
Rachel Baris, Head Instructor at the Watchung Stables, helps Monica Cioppettini of Summit check out a pair of Jodphurs that will be available at Watchung Stables Annual Equestrian Clothing Consignment Sale. The public is invited to attend the sale on Saturday, March 3, 2007 at 1160 Summit Lane, Mountainside.  Proceeds of the Sale will benefit The Watchung Stables Auxilary which is devoted to assisting the programs and horses at the Stables.

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Facilities announce that the Watchung Stable will host its Annual Used Riding Clothes Sale on Saturday, March 3, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Patrons who have used riding clothes that they would like to sell are welcome to drop off the items at the Stable from now through Feb. 28, from 1-3 p.m. daily. All clothes must be clean and in good repair. Helmets to be sold must have an attached harness. To ensure the quality of what is being sold, the Stable management reserves the right to reject items which are not in adequate condition for resale or use. All sale prices will be determined by the Stable.

“Two-thirds of each item’s sale price will be remitted to the seller and the remaining one-third will go to the Watchung Stables Auxiliary,” said Freeholder Chairwoman Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. “The Auxiliary is the facility’s volunteer organization that is committed exclusively to the care and comfort of the Watchung Stable school horses.”

Money for items sold, as well as any unsold items, can be picked-up at the stable office between March 6 (after 2 p.m.) and March 15, during normal business hours. After that date, uncollected items may be discarded, and uncollected money will be donated to the Auxiliary’s “SHOW” (School Horses of Watchung) retirement fund.

The Stable’s Tack Shop also sells new riding clothes and equipment, including the items needed to fulfill the uniform requirements for the County’s Mounted Troop program. Basic items needed for Troop, which begins on March 16, include helmets, shirts, ties, insignias, crops, jodhpurs and paddock boots.

Doors will be open for the sale on Saturday, March 3, from
8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The Watchung Stable is a service
of the Union County Department of Parks, Recreation and Facilities,
and is located at 1160 Summit Lane in Mountainside. For further information, please call (908) 789-3665 or email questions to Additional program information is available
at the Union County website by logging-on to