FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 8, 2012
Contact: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746

Enjoy Guided Horseback Rides on Sundays in the Watchung Reservation

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Summer is almost here and Union County’s Watchung Stable is offering guided trail rides on Sundays in the Watchung Reservation for riding enthusiasts nine years of age and older.

Trail rides are held on Sundays during the summer at 1:00 and 2:00 p.m., weather permitting. Groups of 15 or more people ride along the bridle trails in part of the 2,065-acre Reservation in Mountainside. The rides are on a first come, first served basis and are available to people nine years of age and older, with or without experience.

Watchung Stable also features special private group rides for individuals and groups up to 15 people. These rides need to be set up in advance at a mutually convenient time. The cost of the private rides includes the rental fee ($28 in-county; $39 for out-of-county riders) and an additional $30 for the instructor.

For those younger riders under nine, Watchung Stable offers leadline rides on Saturdays and Sundays between 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. Leadlines are available weather permitting and are held on a first come, first served basis. The cost for a leadline is $15 for Union County residents and $23 for non-Union County residents. Leadlines are half-hour rides only.

The trail rides and leadlines are held at Watchung Stable, which is located at 1160 Summit Lane in Mountainside. Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. – noon and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. daily.

For further information, call (908) 789-3665 during the normal office hours, visit the Union County website: www.ucnj.org/stable, or email questions to stablequestions@ucnj.org.

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HORSEBACK RIDES ON SUNDAYS – Watchung Stable in Mountainside offers trail rides on Sundays during the summer at 1:00 and 2:00 p.m., weather permitting, for riders who are nine years of age or older.  For younger riders under nine, there are half-hour leadline rides on Saturdays and Sundays between 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. Watchung Stable is located at 1160 Summit Lane in Mountainside and it is administered by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. – noon and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. daily. For more information about trail rides, fees and other programs, call Watchung Stable at (908) 789-3665 during the normal office hours, visit the Union County website: www.ucnj.org/stable, or email questions to stablequestions@ucnj.org.

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