Choose Between Two Options
- $29 for one 60-minute horseback-riding lesson ($55 value)
- $56 for two 60-minute horseback-riding lessons ($110 value)
In 1959, Whitney Bowles had a good job in the airline industry ... and the back-breaking commute to show for it. One night when Whitney returned home, his wife Veron asked him a question that would change both of their lives: if you could have any job you wanted, what would it be? Whitney remembered back to his memories horseback-riding when he was younger, and decided he wanted to spend his days working with horses.
That conversation planted the seeds for Oxbow Stables, a working horse farm in New Jersey's picturesque Skylands region. More than 50 years later, the stable remains a local landmark, now under the stewardship of Whitney and Veron's daughter Tara and her team of trainers and instructors. What started as a small family venture has expanded with the times. Today, the stables feature two dressage arenas, an outdoor jumping arena, and a cross-country course complete with obstacles. These provide plentiful challenges for riders of all ages, who come to the farm for basic lessons, competitive training, or instruction on stable management.