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Horseback Riding Lessons in NJ

Seaton Hackney Stables (SHS), a facility of the Morris County Park Commission, leased and operated by Equishare USA, LLC., is carrying on its rich heritage by providing Morris County residents, both young and old, with opportunities to become involved with the elegance and joy of equestrian sports and activities Learn More

  • 2017 Holiday Party


    2:30PM onwards: Social hour: Food, beverages, pony/horse rides, mini cart rides, stall decorating
    (bring own supplies), 50/50, “Drunken” tractor-pulled hay rides, Demonstrations and more …

    3:50PM: Prizes, announcements and bonuses. Staff and Volunteer Awards!

    4:15PM: Simultaneous Gift Exchanges, 3 categories: <9 (1), 9-12 (2) , 13 to Adults (3). Drop your gift in the appropriate box: (1), (2) or (3) upon arrival then proceed upstairs for the gift exchanges at 4:10PM.

    5:00PM: Santa’s Arrival, gifts & candy for everyone then draw for 50/50 winner.

    5:15PM-6:00PM: Wagon Rides, more hay rides and pony rides.

    Throughout the Event: GREAT Food! Gently used riding apparel exchange table!

    Click here to reserve and have fun!
  • Winter 2017/2018 Volunteer Training

    Our volunteer program continues to be a great opportunity for young riders who love horses to deepen their knowledge and understanding of horsemanship, assist others, and defray the cost of riding. Certification classes will be held over seven weeks (RATS) nine weeks (CATS) running 1.5 hours long. Classes offered as needed. Please let the instructor know if you will miss a session to arrange a make-up. ALL sessions are mandatory; missed sessions must be made up by booking a make-up class which may incur an additional cost.

    Winter Registration Form
  • 2018 Winter Troop

    Join us in January for our 2018 Winter Troop program, a 6-week Session starting the week of January 8th, 2018. The SHS Troop program is geared to provide aspiring equestrians, interested in acquiring or improving their horsemanship and horseback riding skills, a forum to get involved in a structured program in a supportive atmosphere. Troop may include grooming, tacking, safety and handling badges as part of the curriculum. Click below to download the registration form.

  • Valley Brook Equestrian Center

    Seaton Hackney Stables’ new big “little sister”, Valley Brook Equestrian Center, boasts seventy five spacious 10’ x 11’ box stalls, a small indoor arena (which we plan to enlarge), a 2/3 mile oval stone dust track perfect for exercising, interval training and harness driving, and we are setting up a total of five riding rings: Beginners, Flat Work, a 200’ x 60’ Dressage ring, a Hunt Course ring and the Indoor arena. These will ensure that riders of different levels and interests can enjoy their riding with minimal interference.

    Learn more about VBEC

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