FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 17, 2009

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

 

Sign Up Now for Horseback Riding Classes
 at Union County’s Watchung Stable

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Registration has begun for horseback riding classes at Union County’s Watchung Stable in Mountainside. The autumn class sessions for beginners (ages 9 and older) and experienced riders begin the week of Sept. 8. For registration information, call Watchung Stable at 908-789-3665 or email: stablequestions@ucnj.org.

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – While most of us are preoccupied with summer plans, the staff at Union County’s Watchung Stable in Mountainside is busy preparing for the start of next season’s horseback riding lessons. Now is the time for beginners and returning riders to register for fall classes at Watchung Stable.

“Our lesson program at Watchung Stable is a great way to learn how to ride,” said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal. “I’m proud to say that more than 40,000 girls and boys have participated in this terrific program in the Watchung Reservation since it began in 1935.”

All applicants for riding lessons must be nine years of age or older. Fall Troop will last for ten weeks beginning the week of September 8, and will culminate with the Fall Troop Horse Show. The cost to participate begins at $210 for ten classes, and varies with Union County residency status and troop assignment. Classes are held Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Class and troop assignments are based upon riding ability as determined by the Stable management. Applicants with previous experience may be asked to demonstrate their riding ability in order to be placed in the appropriate class. Uniforms and helmets are required and must be provided at the rider’s expense.

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Registration has begun for horseback riding classes at Union County’s Watchung Stable in Mountainside. The autumn class sessions for beginners (ages 9 and older) and experienced riders begin the week of Sept. 8. For registration information, call Watchung Stable at 908-789-3665 or email: stablequestions@ucnj.org.

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Registration has begun for horseback riding classes at Union County’s Watchung Stable in Mountainside. The autumn class sessions for beginners (ages 9 and older) and experienced riders begin the week of Sept. 8. For registration information, call Watchung Stable at 908-789-3665 or email: stablequestions@ucnj.org.

Watchung Stable also features adult lessons, for people 18 years of age and older, beginning the week of September 8. Classes for adults are available Sundays at 12:45 p.m., and Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. Adult lessons are an eight-week program on either Sunday or Tuesday morning. Beginners through advanced lessons are available on both days.

Registration forms and fees must be submitted in-person at Watchung Stable, located at 1160 Summit Lane in Mountainside. Office hours are 9 a.m. – noon and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. daily. Watchung Stable is a facility of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. For further information, and to obtain registration materials, call (908) 789-3665 or email: stablequestions@ucnj.org.