Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Program at Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge provides many advantages for riders, and satisfaction for volunteers.
An adaptive horseback riding program that is both enjoyable and beneficial for developmentally disabled children and adults is scheduled to begin next week at Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge, and the county still is looking for some volunteers to assist the riders. The Somerset County Park Commission Therapeutic Recreation Department and Lord Stirling Stable needs about a half-dozen additional volunteers to assist with the T.R.A.I.L.S (Therapeutic Recreation Adapted Instruction at Lord Stirling) program on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings beginning April 2 and 3, said Dina Trunzo, certified therapeutic recreation specialist and manager of therapeutic recreation for the Somerset County Park Commission. The "adapted horse riding" classes …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Enjoy your county parks and riding stable at a wonderful time of the year to be outdoors.
With crisp weather and many bright days, fall and early winter are a great time of year to hit the trail, whether on foot or horseback. There are many opportunities coming up at Somerset County Parks in Basking Ridge, and at Duke Island Park in nearby Bridgewater. Naturalist-led nature walks, “One Hour Wanderings,” at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge are scheduled for various Saturdays and Sundays from September through January. The hour long interpretive walks focus on a different theme each week. The walks are free of charge and preregistration is not required. The walk is not designed for organized groups. Saturday walks from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. are scheduled for Oct. 13; Nov. 24; Dec. 22; and Jan. 26. Sunday walks …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Historic horses prance in 'Airs Above the Ground' performance at Somerset County stable in Basking Ridge.
The county's Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge once again hosted the world famous Hermann's Original Royal Lipizzan Stallions in "Airs Above the Ground Performances" on Friday through Sunday. Nearly 1,000 guests and horse lovers packed the stable's arena for a full house on Sunday afternoon. The 90-minute show featured a number of different routines performed by the horses. The stallions were originally trained for battle and would kick the foot soldiers of the opposing army. The Lipizzan Stallions' spectacular leaps and maneuvers were especially designed to inspire fear in the hearts of those enemy foot soldiers. Accompanying the display was a narrative recounting the history, evolution and contemporary application of the …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Stable to begin signing up riders at various levels this Saturday.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Starting Saturday, the Somerset County Park Commission will be conducting registration for this fall's English-style, balanced seat riding lessons and the Horse Care Workshop program at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Ave. The ten-week autumn session begins the week of Sept. 17. Lessons are available for juniors (ages 9 to 17) and adults, and are designed for the absolute beginner through more advanced levels with jumping experience. Current students have the option of registering for classes online at the Somerset County Park Commission website. Beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 25, class registrations will be accepted in the stable office until 3:30 p.m. or online. Online registration closes at midnight on September 7, …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Rebel the Pony holds another annual party and invites young and old. Also, canine events.
Sometimes there's just not enough days in the week, but each week we'll give you an idea of something to do to relax, spend time with family and just take some time for yourself. This Sunday, Aug. 19, will be a very special day at the Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., family and friends are invited to celebrate “Rebel the Pony's Special Event,” a summer party hosted by a remarkably friendly four-legged character. Rebel is actually a miniature horse who gives lead line pony rides to the smallest of the children who visit Lord Stirling Stable. He is just under 10 hands high, about the size of a St. Bernard. Rebel the Pony and all of his people friends will …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Deer management advisory committee report to be presented to two governmental boards this week, library e-help.
Tuesday's Bernards Township Committee meeting agenda includes acceptance of this year's deer management advisory committee report, which recommends the extension of this year's deer hunting season from mid February thru end of March 2013, as had been done in the winter of 2012. The same report, which said that the deer harvest this year was 12 percent lower this year than the year before, for a number of reasons, is also scheduled to be placed before the Environmental Commission on Monday night. Even with the extended season, the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife reported that 374 deer had been harvested in 2012, compared with 436 in 2011. The report notes that Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease [EHD] infected and killed many deer in the …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Pull up a lawn chair and enjoy outdoor theater right in your own backyard, Pleasant Valley Park, and explore the joys of mango at the Bernards Library.
Summer, of course, calls for outdoor events, such as this week's continuation of Plays in the Park at Pleasant Valley Park off Valley Road in Basking Ridge. "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" continues this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. But some indoor events also get a summery twist this week. For example, learn how to make sweet, cool mango lassi at the Bernards Township Library on Thursday night. Or enjoy jazz in the Morristown Library. Hope you enjoy browsing through the list below. Let us know in the comments section if we missed something of interest. Thursday Events at Bernards Library When/Where: No matter what your age, there's something for you this Thursday at the Bernards Township Library, 32 S. Maple Ave. "Music…
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The Bernards Township annual Plays in the Park series begins Thurs.-Sat.; Bernards library events.
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Thursday, July 12, 2012
Summer is in full swing, and it's time to savor those things that you can only enjoy at this time of the year. On Thursday night, the first of six presentations of Basking Ridge-based Trilogy Repertory Co.'s "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" will be held at 8 p.m. at the outdoor amphitheater at Pleasant Valley Park off Valley Road. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, and enjoy. There are other fun things to do outdoors — but don't forget to check in at your local library for a little mental stimulation and taking time to cool off indoors. Please add anything you think our readers would like to know about in the comments section! Western and English Rides at Lord Stirling Stable Where/When: Sunday, July 15, at 10 a.m. for Western-…
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Dog walking now held Saturday evening walks for humans and canines at Lord Stirling horse stable in Basking Ridge.
Sometimes there's just not enough days in the week, but every Wednesday we'll give you an idea of something to do to relax, spend time with family or just take some time for yourself. And now that it's summer, and the weather is warm [sometimes extremely so], we know you are going to want to take long walks. So what better time for a stroll than after the summer has gone down and you still have light through the evening. We've already brought you the Duke Island Walkers, so how about a little touch of dog walking? That's right, the Somerset County Park Commission's Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge is offering Saturday evening dog walks on the trails throughout the summer. The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable non-profit group is hosting…
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Deadline this Thursday to register for this Sunday's first introductory English-style ride at Lord Stirling Stable.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Starting this Sunday, Lord Stirling Stable will host three special events during July for both novice and experiences equestrians at 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge. Both English and Western-style introductory rides will be offered to the public. Introductory English-style horseback rides are scheduled on Sunday, July 8, and Sunday, July 22, both days at 10 a.m. Registration at the Stable office will be accepted through Thursday, July 5 for the earlier date and Thursday, July 19, for the later date. Space is limited for participants, who must be over 18 to register themselves, or be registered by parents if between ages 9 to 18. An introductory Western-style horseback ride also is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 15. Registrations …