FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 27, 2007

CONTACT: Tom Plante, (908) 527-4746
Seb D’Elia, (908) 527-4419

 

Informative Clinics about Horses at Watchung Stable

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Winter clinics about horses will be offered at Watchung Stable in Mountainside beginning Sunday, Jan. 13. Sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal, the clinics will be held on Saturdays and Sundays through Feb. 24. 
“We are glad to sponsor programs that are focused on different equestrian topics,” said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Union County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. “The sessions will help people learn simple behaviors of the horse, the evolution and history of riding, and what it actually takes to own your own horse. People interested in these clinics should note that these are classes with no actual riding.”

Patrons nine-years-old through adult are invited to register for as many clinics as they would like. Each session will last two hours, and will focus on one of a variety of topics. Classes are designed for specific riding levels and ages, with some open to all levels of expertise, including people who have never ridden before. The clinics will be held in the barn or the lecture area of the stable.

The winter clinics will be as follows:

Jan. 13:

9-11 a.m.

Grooming and Tacking – All Welcome

Jan. 20:

9-11 a.m.

Behavior of Horses – All Welcome

Jan. 26:

9-11 a.m.

Course Design and Jumping Clinic – Intermediate & Advanced

Jan. 27:

9-11 a.m.

Grooming and Tacking – All Welcome

Feb. 3:

9-11 a.m.

Boots & Bandaging – Intermediate & Advanced

Feb. 10:

9-11 a.m.

Grooming and Tacking – All Welcome

Feb. 17:

9-11 a.m.

Basic Tack and Care –  All Welcome

Feb. 24:

9-11 a.m.

Advanced Grooming – All Welcome

Space is limited and in-person pre-registration is required at Watchung Stable, located at 1160 Summit Lane in Mountainside. The cost is $20 per person for
each clinic.

For further information, call the Watchung Stable office at 908-789-3665, or e-mail your questions to stablequestions@ucnj.org.