Long Island is home to a plethora of equestrian centers which offer a variety of programs and activities.
There are many physical, emotional and mental benefits to horseback riding including the building of core and other muscles, the improvement of memory functions, new learning and improved self-confidence, as well as, a connection to a beautiful animal who strengthens our connection to nature.
The abundance of equestrian centers in Long Island provides you the ability to find the right business to go horseback riding in Long Island. Call ahead for information and proper attire.
Old Bethpage Equestrian Center
499 Winding Road, Old Bethpage
Old Bethpage Equestrian Center (OBEC) is where students learn to ride professionally in a friendly atmosphere. All our lesson horses are our own, so we know and love each one individually and can better match the horses to our riders. We provide solid quality instruction to encourage and nurture the desire to learn and to achieve fine horsemanship.
Nassau Equestrian Center
62 Route 106, Jericho
Nassau Equestrian Center, previously known as Old Mill Farm, NEC is a full service, multi-disciplinary equestrian facility in Jericho, NY. The center is on more than 45 acres of grass paddocks and riding areas, as well as a five acre grass hunt course. We are surrounded by bridle paths that connect to the Muttontown Preserve, Christie Field, the campus at SUNY Old Westbury, the Hall Estate and a view of the King Zog Ruins.
New York Equestrian Center
633 Eagle Ave., West Hempstead
Located in West Hempstead, New York, Next to 775-acre Hempstead Lake State Park, Equestrian services have been provided at this location for nearly 90 years, and are a family tradition. Originally built in the 1920’s and completely redeveloped in 2012.
The New York Equestrian Center has gained recognition as the only location on the South Shore of Nassau County where the community and tourists alike can enjoy horses in a recreational, therapeutic or competitive fashion, all in a safe, fun and family environment.
Horseability Center for Equine Facilitated Programs
SUNY Old Westbury Campus
HorseAbility offers year-round programming at our facility of the campus of SUNY Old Westbury. Each of the following programs is tailored to meet the individual needs of our clients. The riders at HorseAbility are a diverse group of children and adults. Children as young as 3 participate in our program, and there is no age limit. Currently our oldest rider is 85 years of age.
The Red Barn
1009 Cedar Swamp Road,
Old Brookville, NY 11545
Set on 18 beautiful acres on the historic Gold Coast of Long Island, the original Red Barn dates back to the 1700’s. While we have undergone many changes over time, we aim to retain the historic flavor of our property while offering state of the art riding amenities.
We have a great selection of horses and ponies available for lessons, catering to beginners and advanced riders.
We also offer boarding with high quality care for the competition or pleasure riding horse and we currently have a limited number of stalls available.
Babylon Riding Centerg Center
1500 Peconic Ave., West Babylon
Here at Babylon Riding Center, we offer lessons for everyone, from the novice wanting to learn how to ride, to the more advanced rider, wanting to perfect their skills.
In addition to riding lessons, we also offer instructed trail rides though the beautiful Belmont Lake State Park, to a wide variety of services including a clean and safe boarding facility to pony parties and camp programs.
Coram Equestrian Center
507 Mill Road, Coram
Our Services include:
Boarding: Monthly or short term, Going away and need a temporary place to board your horse?
Lessons: We offer Western lessons and we have horses to ride available.
Lay-ups: Is your horse hurt or recovering and needs a place to rest?
We offer feeding and turnout programs catered to your individual needs.
We will take care of your horse as if it were our own, weather it’s an expensive show horse or your backyard pet. Your welcome to use your own farrier and veterinarian. Everyone is welcome (Clipping, bathing, & medical care available at an additional cost.)
Our friendly atmosphere offers excellent care at an affordable price and is open Seven days a week.
Country Farms Camp and Equestrian Center
200 Bellport Ave., Medford
We are located on 14 beautiful manicured acres, with housing for up to 70 horses. This facility has an 80 x 220 indoor riding arena, mirrored, with 22 stalls attached. This structure alone allows us to train and teach year round in full comfort. Our new equestrian events arena is the size of a football field ( 150 ft wide by 300 feet long ) allows us to play polo, schedule horse shows, host clinics for any and all disciplines. We have a full compliment of jumps and won footing of the year three years in a row.
Deep Hollow Ranch
1929 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954
Located in Montauk, New York amidst thousands of preserved acres of spectacular coastal land, Deep Hollow Ranch welcomes visitors from all over the world, from the experienced cowhand to the beginner. Here one can step back in time and catch a glimpse of America’s rich history.
East End Stables
171 Oak View Highway, East Hampton
This sixteen acre, year round facility has catered to both horse and rider for over twenty-two years. Owned and operated by husband and wife team, Christine and Andre DeLeyer. The couple, along with their twin boys Jason and Kyle, live on property creating a family atmosphere with a professional flare. East End Stables strives to create an unbeatable team of horse and rider through a hands on approach and opportunities for all levels of riding (as it should be). Truly making East End Stables one of the East Ends “Best Kept Secrets”.
Greenlawn Equestrian Center
29 Wood Ave, Greenlawn
Greenlawn Equestrian Center was established in December, 2008 by Vito and Janice Pizzonia as a horseback riding lesson and boarding facility. Our mission is to provide high quality instruction and care to both rider and horse in a friendly, relaxed and clean environment.
Island Hills Stables
26 Rocky Point Road, Middle Island
Island Hills Stable is an Equestrian Center where we focus on training students from beginner to the advanced rider preparing them for “A” rated shows. Whether you are looking to broaden your knowledge or improve your riding skills we have trainers that will emphasize both horsemanship and insure riding correctness for future success. With our large indoor arena we insure year round riding no matter the weather conditions.
Nativity Riding Academy
11 Ruth Ln., Ridge
Guided horseback trail rides are offered year-round for a relaxed, insightful, recreational, and environmental experience for all ages. Never ridden? A bit apprehensive? That’s ok! All horses are under the direct control of an instructor at all times and horses are experienced and trained positively, showing daily their enthusiasm and comfort with their experiences with new and caring people like you.
Nativity Riding Academy teaches the art of safe equitation, husbandry, and welfare of the horse to people of all levels. Lessons for learning your seat, or balance on horseback are offered daily as well. English as well as a variety of basics across disciplines are taught. English seats including hunter seat equitation, jumpers and dressage are taught. Western pleasure and trail are included in programs to create versatile riders as well.
Olde Towne Equestrian Center
471 Boyle Rd
Selden, New York
Park View Equestrian Center
989 Connetquot Avenue, Central Islip
Parkview offers a variety of services including lessons for all ages and levels, boarding, sales/leasing, equine studies & camp, pony parties & more!
Rising Stars Equestrian Center
347 West Hills Road, West Hills
Rising Stars Equestrian Center is located 30 minutes from New York City in Huntington, Long Island. We are a full service equestrian center offering horseback riding lessons, training, boarding and sales. Rising Stars covers many disciplines and levels of riding for people of all ages from a relaxing hobby in a friendly atmosphere, to the competitive sport level.
Sagamore Hill Stables
7 Downs Road, Huntington
Sagamore Hill Stables is a full-service boarding, training and show barn. Our main focus is helping our riders to accomplish personal goals while offering a high level of care for the horses. Our program teaches riders of all abilities and ages with a focus towards the show ring. Our facility is located on 20 picturesque acres in Huntington, New York. This location allows us to service customers in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Nassau County and Suffolk County.
StonyHill Equestrian Center
929 FT Salonga Road, Northport
Owned and operated by the Benedetto Family for 36 years, Stonyhill has much to offer. It is placed on eleven beautiful acres with multiple rings and paddocks for horses to enjoy. We also offer full service board. Please visit our Boarding Page for more information about joining the Stonyhill family.
Our lesson program is comprised of twenty school horses ranging from beginner to advanced. Our highly qualified trainers look forward to working with you. Riding at Stonyhill is an enjoyable experience for riders of all levels! For more details about lessons at Stonyhill, please visit our Lessons Page.
Sweet Hills Riding Center
Sweet Hollow Road, Melville
Located in West Hills County Park, there are over 900 acres of scenic bridle paths for guided trail rides and hiking. We have three outdoor lighted rings plus and indoor lighted riding arena. We offer English and Western riding lessons, from beginner to advanced riders.
Thomas School of Horsemanship
250 Round Swamp Rd, Melville
Our Long Island Riding School offers lessons for all skill levels, from very beginner to those looking to compete in — USEF Horse Shows. We encourage children under the age of 15 to also consider joining us for our summer day camp program.
Most students ride once a week. Some supplement their ride instruction with an additional private lesson each week. Some volunteer to earn extra riding time, for more info on that program please see “Earn Free Riding Time.”