Pony Rides and Parties
We can bring our adorable ponies to your event. Whether you are planning a birthday party, block party, school event, family reunion, company picnic, holiday celebration or church gathering, imagine how happy the children will be when the pony comes off the trailer!
A pony ride from our barn goes twice up and down the block (around 4 minutes) for $5. No reservations are required. Rides are available from 10am to sunset.
Whether you are an advanced rider or a novice, Kensington Stables has qualified, patient, and friendly instructors who can help you achieve your riding objectives. We offer lessons for both adults and children 6 years and older.
Most lessons are conducted in Prospect Park along the bridle path or in the newly renovated arena near the park entrance at 15th Street. In addition, we have a small arena inside the barn (40 ft by 40 ft) used mostly for children’s lessons, lunge lessons and evening lessons for any age.
Kensington Stables leads trail rides along a 3.5-mile bridle path through scenic and varied terrain. The bridle path begins at the Park Circle entrance and continues alongside the Lake to the Nethermead Arches and the Midwood. Riders of all levels are welcome. Depending on the experience of the group, the ride may include walking and trotting.
Pony Riders Program
Kensington Stables Pony Riders is a program for young equine enthusiasts from 6 to 11 years old. 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.
This comprehensive horsemanship intensive will focus on riding, care and knowledge of horses, as well as training and teaching others to ride. Each session will include a two hour block of riding/training.
Open to teens ages 12-18. All skill levels, beginner through advanced are welcome.