What you'll do
You will arrive at our equestrian facility and if early be asked to relax and enjoy a seat in our lounge while I finish preparing the horses. At your appointment time I will take you to meet the horses and be fitted with an adjustable riding helmet. You will learn your horses name and be able to pet them before mounting. I will help each rider one on one to mount and understand the basics on how to keep your horse still while the other riders in your party mount. Once all the riders are mounted I will go over the basics on how to steer and make the horse go and stop. Once everyone is comfortable your group will head out to tour our 64 acre farm on horseback. I will be with you the entire time to help with any questions or issues that may arise as well as advise on how to navigate tighter turns or hills. We have a variety of open areas as well as enclosed wooded trails to explore. I will share my knowledge of horses in general as well as specific stories about the horses that live here. If anyone is nervous I will put a lead rope on their horse keeping them close to me at all times. You will each be on your own horse. After the ride we will give treats to the horses.
- Responsible interactions
All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.
- Caring expert hosts
Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.
- Diverse animals
Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.
I am the barn manager of Split Elm equestrian as well the head coach for Stockton Univeristy’s team. I have lived in the pine barrens for my entire life and I have ridden and trained horses for over 20 years. I have competed all over the US in multiple horse sports including polocrosse, eventing, dressage, and show jumping. I manage a 50 horse barn in addition to hosting horse shows, giving traditional lessons and trail riding lessons. I have been instructing trail riding style lessons for over 10 years.
Adjustable riding helmet for use while mounted
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Where you'll be
We will your our 64 acre horse farm and see around 50 horses and a variety of wooded trails and open areas. Some wildlife may make an appearance (usually deer).
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend. We recommend that guests under 250 book this ride. If you or someone in your party is close we may be able to accommodate you with an appropriate horse, please contact us if this is the case.
This experience is beginner friendly. We go at a slow pace and we will never gallop. We use a step stool to mount the horses.
Horseback Riding in the NJ Pine Barren