A Truly Special Experience…Right in Town

SophiaPonyOct2015One of my daughter’s favorite after school programs last year was The Pony Share program offered by Ridgewood Rec. She and about 15 other children met weekly at The Stable to learn everything from grooming to riding ponies including mounting, dismounting, and simply holding the reins. The older children even learn English and Western styles of riding. My daughter absolutely fell in love with the ponies. She knew all their names, their quirks and personalities. She even helped scoop their poop at the end of each class!

Ridgewood Red is offering a summer Pony Share program.

Pony Grooming and Riding Program
 through Thursday, August 8 –11  •  10:45am to 12:45pm

Participants ages 7-13 learn safety on and around the ponies, grooming, basic riding skills, and other primary horsemanship skills including mounting, dismounting, holding the reins and more.  This is a participatory program for parents who would like to be included. $250

 through Thursday, August 15 -18  •  9 am to 12:30 pm
Ages 9 and up can have a great introduction to future riding adventures. Includes riding lesson, lunging session, Equisthenics, harness driving session or mini trail ride.  A   Approximately one hour of riding time each day. $320

Online registration can be made on Community Pass, www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass.
Or call the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560 for more information.

The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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