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Enjoy a Mother’s Day Guided Horseback Ride in the Watchung Reservation, May 11

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Enjoy your Mother’s Day in a special way! Union County’s Watchung Stable offers two Mother’s Day guided trail rides on Sunday, May 11, at 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., for everyone 9 years of age or older.

“The Watchung Reservation is a 2,000-acre park which offers everyone a chance to experience the natural beauty of a forest, right in Mountainside! Horseback riding in the Watchung Reservation is a real treat,” said Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak. “You see so much of the park as well as get some fresh air and exercise.”

You must register in advance and in-person for the Mother’s Day rides. Payment is required at the time of registration. The cost for a Union County resident is $32 per person and $45 for out-of-county participants. No experience is necessary; these rides are held at a walking pace only. After each ride, the Watchung Stables Auxiliary will provide light refreshments in the Watchung Stable assembly room.

Watchung Stable also regularly offers guided trail rides that are held on Saturdays at 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. Visitors are accommodated on a first come, first served basis, weather permitting. Experience is not required. The cost of a trail ride is the rental fee: $32 in-county; $45 for out-of-county riders.

Private trail rides are also available for individuals or parties up to approximately 15 people. The cost is the rental fee plus an additional $32 for the private instructor. These rides are scheduled at mutually convenient times on weekdays and weekends. Please call to schedule your ride today.

The trail rides and Mother’s Day Rides are held at Watchung Stable, located at 1160 Summit Lane in Mountainside. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.

For further information, call (908) 789-3665 during the normal office hours or email questions