by Somerset Reporter
Friday December 26, 2008, 10:25 AM
BASKING RIDGE -- The Somerset County Park Commission announces that openings are still available for winter horseback riding classes at Lord Stirling Stable, located at 256 South Maple Ave.
Lessons are offered to juniors (ages 9-17) and adults, and will accommodate the absolute beginner through more advanced levels with jumping experience. The 10-week winter session begins the week of Jan. 5.
All classes will take place in the spacious indoor arena; a climate-controlled viewing area is open to friends and family members who may wish to observe.
Adults above the Beginner 1 level have the option of riding once a week for the full 10-week session or for the first or last five weeks. All junior classes meet once a week for 10 weeks. The schedule of classes is available online and in the stable office.
Riders who have previous experience and can post the trot, but have not ridden at Lord Stirling Stable, must be evaluated prior to registration to be placed in the appropriate level. Please call the stable office to schedule a convenient testing appointment.
The 10-week, one-hour program rates for Somerset County residents are $240 for the first flat (non-jumping) class and $220 for each additional family member.
For out of county residents the rates for flat classes are $360 and $340 for each additional family member.
The five-week one hour flat class rates are $120 for Somerset County residents and $180 for out of county residents. Jumping classes and 90-minute lessons for selected classes are offered at an additional fee.
Payment is due at registration and is payable by cash, check, MasterCard, American Express, Visa or Discover. New students who live in Somerset County must show a driver's license, Motor Vehicle ID card or local tax form as proof of residency.
For additional information please call the stable office, which is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at (908) 766-5955 or NJ Relay at 711 for individuals with hearing impairment.
Information on this and other events of the Somerset County Park Commission can be found at www.somersetcountyparks.org.