The Clydesdale Hack & Wine Tasting
A particular favorite of Manhattan Riding Club events, you will truly enjoy every minute with the gentle giants. Before the ride you will be introduced to the horses and we will pair you based on riding experience. One lucky rider will get to ride the almost record breaking 20 hand Remus!
You will be in the saddle for 1.5 hours, starting in the arena to warm up and to get to know your horse followed by the trail. We will split riders into two groups first for those who are comfortable walking and potentially trotting and then riders who are comfortable at canter and riding regularly on the trail and in open fields.
We finish this brilliant day with some wine by the river. Expect special visits from some of the farm’s animals, like Doug the mini. We also recommend you bring some snacks and water to enjoy with the wine!
Check out our Instagram story archives to see some of the fun we have had here in the past!
Riders arrive 15 minutes early and meet the group
Riders start mounting and warming up in the outdoor arena
Ride begins at advertised time, both groups set off for the hack
1.5 hours later riders dismount and help put horses away before heading to the wine tasting
- Your horse
- Trail guide
- Wine tasting
The Clydesdale is a Scottish breed of draught horse. It is named for its area of origin, the Clydesdale or valley of the River Clyde. Commonly known in the US as the Budweiser horses.
Level 1-2 for the walking hack, Level 3+ for the trot/ canter hack. Click here for level descriptions.
Standard riding attire and equipment- Boots, breeches, helmet. There are helmets available to borrow if needed.
Long Valley, NJ
There is no public transportation option but you can click here to join our carpool group and try to arrange a ride share with other riders!
Aqui Market in Califon is a nearby grocery store you can stop at to pick up snacks, it's just a 4 minute drive.