|come ride with us!
All of our riding is on a spectacularly beautiful trail system on hundreds of acres and miles of trails through woods and fields. (See more photos at www.facebook.com/bigriverbarn.).
Our rides last at least 1 1/4 hours, usually longer (often closer to 1 1/2 hours), and cost $125 per person.
We ride in English tack, in small groups only. You are welcome to come by yourself, or to bring some friends. I can take a maximum of five people out at a time. All rides are supervised by an experienced leader.
Our horses are all superbly trained rescues, each with their own story (which I’d be happy to tell♥️!). All skill levels are welcome, including first-time riders. Seasoned riders will particularly appreciate the unique opportunity that we offer. I try to match skill levels, or at least give advanced riders a chance to trot and canter, but I never guarantee it.
If you weigh over 225 pounds, please let me know so that I can confirm that I have a suitable horse available for you.
We take riders out as young as 12 years old.
Our barn is located in the center of Nassau County, barely ten minutes from exit 41(N) of the Long Island Expressway, in Muttontown. We’re on a former Gold Coast estate, nestled amid over 500 acres of preserved open space: the spectacularly beautiful Muttontown Preserve, the largest nature preserve in the county, with endless miles of lightly used, gorgeous trails through woods and meadows.
If you'll be coming from the City by train, it's an hour from Penn Station to the Syosset station. You can catch an Uber or taxi there for $10 or less. It’s less than 10 minutes to the barn.
We are open for riding seven days a week, and we’ll ride year ‘round, weather permitting. All riding is by appointment only.
Scheduling is first come first served. You are welcome to try to come the same day, but it’s usually better to give me at least a day’s notice. We can also book weeks in advance.
On weekends I schedule rides at 9am, 12noon, and 3pm. Weekdays are more flexible.
In this time of pandemic, we take all due precautions: social distancing, masks (until the ride is underway), contactless payment. You are welcome to inquire with your concerns.
If you'd like to come, TEXT me back.