2018 NYC Pony Riders Sessions
Winter Break (Feb 19 – 23)
Spring Break (April 2 – 6)
Summer (June 25 – August 31)
Kensington Stables Pony Riders is a program for young equine enthusiasts from 6 to 11 years old. The sessions are Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm. In this program, the children learn hands-on about caring for the horses and the barn. They are given the opportunity to appreciate and share in the hard work that goes into caring for these gentle giants, and in doing so, develop close bonds with their favorite horses and ponies at Kensington. There is a lesson on horseback riding every day. In addition, children will enjoy horse themed arts & crafts and games.
We provide the safest possible environment in which there are only five children per counselor.
Lunch is not included. Please bring a boxed lunch and water bottle.
No electronic devices for entertainment are allowed.
The hours are from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday for the spring and summer sessions. Please contact us for summer 2018 tuition.
Early drop off and late pickup are available. Rates are $15 by the hour or part of an hour (e.g. 1 hour and 11 minutes will be charged as 2 hours). There are no special activities during these times.
A sample daily summer program:
10:00-10:45 – grooming and tacking
10:45-11:30 – horseback riding lesson
11:30-12:15 – games
12:15-1:00 – lunch
1:00-1:45 – horse management lessons
1:45-2:30 – games
2:30-4:00 – learning about horses with arts and crafts
You may enroll for one week or multiple weeks. Priority will be given to children enrolled weekly, but some daily enrollment is available.
Dress Code and Helmet
Riders should wear long pants and closed toes footwear with low heels. Clothing should be comfortable, and it should be okay to get it dirty. For children enrolled in the summer program, a change of clothing or clothes for getting wet may be appropriate.
Helmets are required. You may borrow ours or purchase your own helmet. A popular model is the International Equi Lite. International Equi Lite helmets are available for $35 each in blue, green, black, white, gold, silver and purple. Fashion colors are available for $40 each in blue mist, sunset pink, lavender and citron. Sizes are small (6 1/2- 6 3/4), medium (6 7/8- 7 1/8) and large (7 1/4- 7 1/2). We can order any helmet made by International and safety vest made by Intec. Please allow four weeks notice.
Kensington Stables is no longer providing the Pony Riders Program. To inquire about similar programming, we refer you to Brooklyn Equine, firstname.lastname@example.org. When doing so, please do not include any reference to Kensington Stables.