VBEC Street Address is 90 Pleasant Hill Road, Flanders, NJ 07836. It is located opposite the Flanders Valley Golf Club. For the time being, VBEC will be reachable through the same numbers as Seaton Hackney: Tel (973) 644-3355 and Fax: (973) 644-3535. Email: Seatonh@verizon.net.
We wish to express our thanks to Mount Olive Township’s officials for allowing this beautiful 120+ acres property to be used, once again as an equestrian facility, something for which it so wonderfully lends itself.
Seaton Hackney Stables’ new big “little sister”, Valley Brook Equestrian Center, boosts 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.
A brook runs alongside the property and, together with its tributaries, fauna and flora allows for real nice scenic trail riding and occasional ditches and obstacles to negotiate. The various terrain, mostly shaded trails and the mere size of the property allow for in-house public trail riding as well as setting up three separate cross-country schooling courses at the Novice, Training and Preliminary levels. A Prelim 3-day steeple chase will be set up on the outer perimeter of the galloping track. Large shaded turn-outs and individual paddocks are currently being created.
At a first stage, we plan to open in September and provide a Troop and private lesson program, boarding, training and cross-country schooling.
In addition to similar activities as those offered at SHS, VBEC will offer boarding for up to 25 boarders, keep a string of ponies and other critters, host our harness horses, offer a handicapped Riding Program , bring in several mustang horses and other rescues for our riders to train and provide advanced instruction in HJ, Dressage and Combined Training.
We encourage the local residents to try us out. You can already register for Fall Troop by clicking here: or call (973) 644-3355 to schedule a private lesson at VBEC.
Watch for our Open House announcement and come visit any time!