FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 16, 2008

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


Clinics about Horses Are Offered at Watchung Stable


MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Wintertime clinics about horses will be offered at the Watchung Stable in Mountainside beginning Sunday, January 11. 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 Sundays through February 15.

“We are glad to sponsor programs that are focused on different equestrian topics,” said Freeholder Rick Proctor, 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 a 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 about horses will be offered as follows:

  • Jan. 11:     9-11 a.m.     Grooming and Tacking
  • Jan. 18:     9-11 a.m.     Behavior of Horses
  • Jan. 25:     9-11 a.m.     Grooming and Tacking
  • Feb. 1:      9-11 a.m.     Behavior of Horses 
  • Feb. 8:      9-11 a.m.     Basic Tack and Care
  • Feb. 15:     9-11 a.m.    Advanced Grooming

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