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‘Beyond Just Riding’ Classes about Horses Are Offered at Watchung Stable

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – “Beyond Just Riding” is a series of five winter clinics being offered on Sundays at Watchung Stable. 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 Sunday mornings from January 15 through February 12.

“We are pleased to continue this program which explores different equestrian topics with no actual riding,” said Freeholder Chairman Deborah Scanlon. “This exploration of horses and horseback riding will help people learn simple behaviors of the horse and what it actually takes to own your own horse.”

Participants, ages nine through adult, are invited to register for as many clinics as they would like.  Each “Beyond Just Riding” session will last two hours and will focus on one of a variety of horse and horsemanship topics. All riding levels are welcome. The clinics will be held in the barn or the lecture area of the stable.

The winter clinics are being offered as follows:

  • Jan. 15     9-11 a.m.     Grooming and Tacking Up;
  • Jan. 22     9-11 a.m.     Behavior of Horses;
  • Jan. 29     9-11 a.m.     Basic Tack and Care of Tack;
  • Feb. 5       9-11 a.m.     Advanced Grooming;
  • Feb. 12     9-11 a.m.     What It Takes To Own A Horse.


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 two-hour clinic. For further information, call the Watchung Stable office at 908-789-3665 or e-mail your question

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