2017 NYC Pony Riders Sessions

Winter Break (Feb 20 – 24)
Spring Break (April 10 – 14)
Summer (June 26 – Sept 1)

Register by March 15th for the Spring and Summer Session for a $25 discount

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.

Prices and Daily Schedule

The hours are from 10 AM to 4 PM Monday to Friday for the summer, 10 AM to 4 PM for the spring session, and 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM for the winter session. Early drop off and late pickup are available. Fees are payable on the date of attendance (and not before). Rates are $15 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

(Note that winter and spring sessions run shorter hours.)

You may enroll for one week or multiple weeks.

Register and pay for the Pony Riders Program by March 15th and tuition is $425. After March 15, tuition is $450 per week.

There is a daily rate of $95 per day for the summer and $95 per day for the spring program. However, we cannot guarantee reservations by the day. Priority will be given to children enrolled weekly.

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 $30 each in blue, green, black, white, gold, silver and purple. Fashion colors are available for $35 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.

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Registration for NYC Pony Riders may be completed online, by mail or in person. You can mail or drop off your payment or we can call you and take your credit card information over the phone. If you have questions, or want to speak to a counselor, please email Ryka, ponyrider@kensingtonstables.com or call (347) 476-8764.

Registration

To register your child/children for the pony riders program, we need a completed registration form, riding waiver, and payment by check, money order or credit card.

Register Online

  1. Fill out the Online Registration Form. We’ll send you a receipt with a copy of your information when you click “Submit.”
  2. Checks or money orders may be sent by mail or delivered to the stable in-person. Make checks payable to Kensington Stables and please make sure you’ve included all program weeks as well as any equipment and/or extra early drop-off/late pick-up hours necessary. If you want to pay by credit card, let us know when you fill out your registration and we’ll call to get your card number over the phone.
  3. Print and complete the Riding Waiver. Please sign and date the riding waiver at the end. Only forms with original signatures and all sections initialed will be accepted. You may mail the riding waiver in advance or bring it in on the first day of the program.

Register by Mail or In-Person

  1. Print and fill out the Registration Form and Riding Waiver. Please sign and date the riding waiver at the end. Only forms with original signatures and all sections initialed will be accepted.
  2. Checks or money orders may be sent by mail or delivered to the stable in-person. Make checks payable to Kensington Stables and please make sure you’ve included all program weeks as well as any equipment and/or extra early drop-off/late pick-up hours necessary. If you want to pay by credit card, let us know when you fill out your registration and we’ll call to get your card number over the phone.
  3. You can mail your completed registration form, riding waiver and payment to us or drop them off at the stable. We need to receive your registration form and payment to hold your place in the program. You may mail the riding waiver in advance or bring it in on the first day of the program.