Friday, May 16, 2014

Saddle Up and Explore The Hudson Valley on Horseback

Girl on horseback in the woods
Whether you are looking for a way to retreat from the rat race, a way to spend quality time with friends and loved ones or are looking for a unique adventure, horseback riding may be exactly what you need! It is easy and fun to hop in the car and drive around to the popular restaurants and tourist attractions in the Hudson Valley but if you want something a little more out of the ordinary this season, there may nothing sweeter than a scenic ride on the back of a horse.

Horseback riding has a long history in our area. In fact, Hambletonian is a famous stallion born here in Chester, NY and has sired thousands of trotters that race throughout the United States. Today, it is a fun and safe activity that the whole family can enjoy and you do not need to let a lack of experience stop you from taking part. All of our local stables have wonderful professionals and experts who can provide lessons to make you as comfortable as can be before you hit the trails. There are several horse stables and farms close to The Caldwell House—when you are staying at our breakfast, fun is only a hop, skip or a gallop away! Here are a few to get you started:

Ivy Rock Farms – 5 minutes from The Caldwell House
This 85-acre riding facility will give you access to hundreds of scenic trails. You can choose from English or western riding, take private or group lessons or just head out on the trails.

J&E Ranch – 30 minutes from The Caldwell House
This fun place boasts an arena, many trails to choose from and lessons if you need them. They can also host a fun party, BBQ or special event if you have something to celebrate.

Juckas Stables – 30 minutes from The Caldwell House
Surrounding these stables are many beautiful trails and their well-trained horses and courteous staff make it a fun and friendly atmosphere for any age or experience level.

Windy Hollow Hunt – 40 minutes from The Caldwell House
This club is passionate about preserving the traditional sport of fox hunting in a 21st century fashion. You can join in on a “hunt” as hounds go out twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays from August to March, weather permitting.


Take a walk on the wild side and try horseback riding this spring or summer. It is a great way to see the beauty of the Hudson Valley and scenic spots you simply can’t reach from the comfort of a car. The Caldwell House Bed and Breakfast in Salisbury Mills, NY is right in the middle of it all. With fantastic restaurants, attractions and shopping nearby, there is a reason we are an award-winning place to stay in New York. Get your boots shined up, pack your camera and call us to book your stay today. Reach us at (845) 496-2954 for reservation information.