LOANTAKA TRAILS: A great, relaxing experience for all.
Explore the miles of nicely maintained bridle paths in Seaton Hackney’s adjacent Loantaka Park. Guided, instructed trail rides are offered during the week as well as on weekends. Complete beginner through advanced riders are welcomed. Due to popular demand, trail rides must be booked in advance by calling (973)644-3355 on weekdays between 9am and 6pm. Email reservations are not accepted. Rates may differ, depending upon the number of riders in your party. We will require a small deposit to hold your reservation.
OFF-SITE TRAIL RIDING
Escape the demands of the world around you and experience a new side of Morris County with off-site trail riding in local Harding Township and Morris County Parks such as Jockey Hollow, Lewis Morris Park, and other horse friendly areas. Off-site trails are scheduled throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall so call our office at 973.644.3355 for upcoming dates, locations, and fees.
If you’d like to stay in the driver’s seat, SHS offer harness driving instruction and activities geared to all levels of…drivers, even beginners.
A social and engaging experience geared toward former and current riders, Rusty Riders combines the best of both worlds: This discounted, 90 minutes activities combines the advantages of a small group refresher lesson followed by a relaxing trail ride. Held on a weekday morning or on a weekend day in the afternoon, adult riders are encouraged to arrive early to groom, pamper, “bribe” and tack-up their favorite horse under the guidance of our pleasant staff and the interaction of their peers.
Each session starts with a mini lesson / refresher session in one of our riding rings and is immediately followed by a one hour trail ride in Loantaka Park. Space is limited so reserve your spot by calling 973.644-3355.
If you’d like to stay in the driver’s seat, SHS offer harness driving instruction and activities geared to all levels of drivers, even beginners.
I would like to thank you and your staff for the time you dedicated to our kids. It was such an incredible day all around and you just topped it off for them. They loved the horses. Your staff and your kindness is so greatly appreciated. We will be sending an email to all the parents of the students that participated to give them your name and phone number of your stable. Thanks again and if there is ever anything we can do to help you as a organization please ask. The Lions club and Leos club would gladly help.
Looking forward to it! Jillian is proudly riding in your groups for children with special needs and we continue to be very grateful of your support and for giving our daughter a place where she feels like she belongs!
My son Anthony “AJ” Laska attended pony share camp at Alverthorpe Park in Abington, Pennsylvania from July 7-10, 2014. I have to tell you how impressed I was with the program and the staff. Fernando was very organized and kept the program moving at a good pace. I loved how he taught them the basic safety rules, which is not easy with younger children. Emily, Luisa, and Hector were FANTASTIC too. They really made the activities enjoyable and fun. My son was one of the youngest children there, and they were so kind and patient with him. The staff demonstrated their knowledge of the horses and took good care of them. They also made sure that each child had time to ride. As a mother, I was just so delighted and thrilled with the program that I can’t wait to enroll him again next year! So a big “thank you” again to Fernando, Emily, Luisa, and Hector for a wonderful week.
I was one of your first Equishare riders back in the mid ’80s. My horse was DJ. I am still thankful for the training you gave me. I still ride for pleasure and enjoy watching my daughter ride who is starting to show and is part of the USEF High School Equistrian Athlete Program. Looks like you are doing amazing work with children in NJ. Wish you all the best for a great 2015.
My daughter has always had a wonderful experience at Seaton Hackney, the staff have never been anything but welcoming, the horses are wonderful and Kaylea loves them all. We have tried other barns, but as a beginning family we were not welcomed at other barns as much as we have been at SHS. Thank you for all you do for your riders and horses!
Seaton Hackney has helped me become the rider that I am today, especially Michele Grimm. Michele is fun but focused on my safety. I have ridden with her since I was 4 years old.I like to go to horse shows and enjoy the Barn shows in the fall and spring. I also had fun at Seaton Hackney at camp this past summer.
I have learned responsibility of taking care of the horse and the tack. Riding has helped me learn about competition and both winning and losing.
I love the stables because I get to ride my horses and it’s fun. I also like grooming the ponies. Elvis always remembers who I am and licks my hand. He’s fuzzy and cute.
As the dad of a young lady that rides at Seaton Hackney, I could not agree more about the quality of the facility and of the instruction they provide.
Seaton Hackney Stables has changed my life. I can honestly say that without the joy of horses, I would have gone through life with an emptiness that I didn’t even know existed. The horses and the staff are part of my family. It’s an amazing facility with quality instructors and horses.