The Brooklyn Hack
Experience the novelty of riding a horse in Brooklyn. We offer bi-weekly hacks in Prospect Park for Level 2 & 3 riders. This ride does require basic riding experience gained through lessons and the ability to control a horse.
The hack begins on the streets of Windsor Terrace, where we will loop around Machate (Parkside) Circle before riding between the magnificent Horse Tamer statues and entering a park steeped in equine history, click here.
Discover the park's bridle trails, horse statues, stone bridges and beautiful foliage on this city hack. Expect long walks along with short trots for the Level 3 Hack through various types of park terrain. The Level 3 Hack does require current riding fitness, it is not a ride to join after a long break from lessons.
You will be accompanied by a host along with 2-3 other MRC riders for this urban horse riding experience.
Riders arrive 30 minutes early to bridle horses and get mounted
Riders depart for 1 hour hack
Riders return, dismount and help put horses away
- Your horse, groomed and tacked
- MRC exclusive group and trail guide
Mixed breeds, some include: Draft, Mustang and Quarter Horses.
Horseback riding has a long history in Prospect Park. The 3.5 mile bridle path features scenic and varying terrain. Prospect Park opened in 1867, though it was not substantially complete until 1873. The park subsequently underwent numerous modifications and expansions to its facilities. Several additions to the park were completed in the 1890s, in the City Beautiful architectural movement.
Level 2 and 3. Click here for level descriptions.
The city elements require riders to be particularly aware of their surroundings. The paths are shared with bikers and pedestrians so strong awareness is key.
Causal. Boots, breeches, riding helmet. Gloves are suggested.
Le Paddock. Poetica Coffee.