Pictured are trophy and ribbon winners of the opening event, “First Class Troopers Over Fences,” at the Union County Watchung Stable’s, 80th Annual Fall Troop Horse Show. From left to right are: 1st place trophy and blue ribbon winner, Courtney Maier of Mountainside, 2nd place, Lauren Baldowski of Cranford, 3rd place, Meghan Foley of Clark, 4th place, Lindsay O’Donnell of Garwood, 5th Place, Caroline Culp of Scotch Plains, and 6th Place, Candice Mason of Clark.
First Class Troopers are the most advanced riders of the Watchung Stable’s group riding lesson program for youth, beginning at age 9 and lasting through age 17 or the rider’s senior year of high school. Adult group “Troop” lessons are also offered, along with individual and semi-private instruction for anyone ages 9 and up.
Watchung Stables is locate in Union County’s scenic Watchung Reservation, at 1160 Summit Lane, Mountainside. For information on group and individual lessons, as well as public and private trail rides, birthday parties, lead-line horse rides and non-riding group programs, call the facility at (908) 789-3665 or visit www.ucnj.org/stables.