Horseback riding program includes a variety of activities, such as group riding lessons and learning about horse care and stable management
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- One Full Day of Horseback Riding: Valid for Ages 8-16 (9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.)
- One Half Day of Horseback Riding: Valid for Ages 5-7 (12 p.m.-3 p.m.)
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About Oxbow Stables
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.