Rockefeller State Park Hack
Wednesday April 14th, 10am
Join us for a rare chance to see this beautiful and historic park on horseback.
Thirty miles north of New York City, the property is one of the former country estates of the John D. Rockefeller family and William Rockefeller. Since 1983, the Rockefeller Family has generously donated over 1771 acres to the State of New York to safeguard these lands for present and future generations.
The Preserve is primarily hardwood forest dominated by huge oak, tulip poplar, maple, and beech trees. The forests, fields, streams, and wetlands support a high diversity of native species of resident and migratory birds, mammals, insects, amphibians, reptiles, fish and aquatic species, some of which are in decline and now uncommon in Westchester County. With 202 recorded species of birds and its Important Bird Area designation by the National Audubon Society, the Preserve is a must-visit area for birders.
If you have spent most of your riding career in an arena, testing your skills in the open space can be both exhilarating and intimidating. This ride offers a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in natures true beauty on horses that are trained for this environment and in a small and accommodating group.
Experience: Rider can post the trot and has cantered before, can be suitable for first open space ride but rider must be able to canter.
Recommendations: Casual riding attire, must bring helmet. Check out many of the cool sights and things to do in the area after your ride!
Location: Rockwood Rd., Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591.
From NYC by train: Metro North Hudson Line to the Tarrytown Station. From there you can take a short taxi ride from train station to the Preserve.