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Summer Savings Special for Rides at Watchung Stable

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Summer is here and Union County’s Watchung Stable is offering a “Summer Savings Special” for all Union County residents from July 5ththrough July 27th .

For every public trail ride scheduled on weekends during the month of July, each trail ride purchased by a Union County resident will receive a discounted rate on that day for a second rider. The cost for the first rider will be $32; the second participant will receive the rate of $20.

The public trail rides are held every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. on a first come, first served basis, weather permitting. All participants must be nine years of age or older. A valid form of ID is required to receive a discount.

For those younger riders less than nine years of age, Watchung Stable offers lead lines on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., weather permitting. Lead lines are held on a first come, first served basis. The cost for a lead line is $18 for Union County residents and $26 for out-of-county participants. Lead lines are half-hour rides only.

Watchung Stable also features special private group rides for individuals or 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 are the rental fee (in-county $32 per horse; out-of-county $45) and an additional $32 for the instructor. The discounted rate does not apply for private trail rides or lead lines.

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

Watchung Stable is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. For further information, call (908) 789-3665 during the normal office hours; visit; or e-mail questions to

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