Riding Programs

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Oxbow Saturday Riding Club Program

Organized to address the needs of the serious youngster ages 7 to 17, the club gives participants the experience of intensive training, covering all aspects of horsemanship. During the school year, members spend Saturday at the stable. The daily schedule includes a group riding lesson; classroom instruction taught from the US Pony Club Manual; work with our horses learning horse care; work in the barn learning stable management; watching videotapes on horse related subjects; making horse related arts and crafts. The Oxbow Raiders Club, ORC is scheduled on a week semester basis. Please call the office for details on the current semester.

Our “Saturday Program” offers a comprehensive education in horse care and stable management, as well as intensive riding instruction. The hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The schedule will include:

  • Group riding lessons geared to the rider’s level and ability.
  • Classroom instruction taught from the US Pony Club manual
  • Work with our horses learning horse care; grooming, leading, tacking-up, etc.
  • Work in the barn learning stable management; mucking, watering, cleaning tack, etc.
  • Watch videos on horse related subjects.
  • Make horse related arts and crafts.

– Registration Fee/yearly Dues: $75.00 – Please make this check out to the Oxbow Riding Club.

2016 – 2017 Sessions
School Year Sessions

#1 Sept. 10 thru Oct. 29 (8 weeks)
#2 Nov. 5 thru Dec. 31 (8 weeks) (No session 12/24)
#3 Jan. 7 thru Feb. 25
#4 March 4 thru April 29 (9 weeks)
#5 May 6 thru June 24 (8 weeks)
#6 Jul. 2 thru Jul. 30 (5 weeks)
#7 Aug. 6 thru Aug. 27 (4 weeks)

Parents are asked to support this wonderful program by volunteering at our monthly shows. Please fill in the volunteer form along with the registration form.

Fees

Individual Saturday: $70
Individual Sessions or Non-Volunteer Rate: $260 (4 weeks) / $325 (5 weeks) / $520 (8 weeks) / $585 (9 weeks)

Yearly Fees

8 Week Sessions 9 Week Sessions 5 Week Sessions 4 Week Sessions
Level
Volunteer Rate
Level
Volunteer Rate
Level
Volunteer Rate
Level
Volunteer Rate
Entering
$480
Entering
$540
Entering
$300
Entering
$240
D-1
$440
D-1
$495
D-1
$275
D-1
$220
D-2
$400
D-2
$450
D-2
$250
D-2
$200
D-3
$375
D-3
$425
D-3
$235
D-2
$190
C Level
$360
C Level
$405
C Level
$225
$180

Download Saturday Camp Reservation Form

Oxbow Raiders 4-H Club

We are also the home of the Oxbow Raiders 4-H Club since 1963, it’s one of the oldest clubs in New Jersey.

OXBOW UNITED STATES PONY CLUB CENTER – An Official US Pony Club

Oxbow Stables is an official United States Pony Club barn. We teach our students from the USPC Manual. Pony Club started in Great Britain in 1929. It has since grown to 27 countries with over 125, 000 members.

The USPC’s mission is to be an educational organization for youth, providing a program which teaches riding , mounted sports and the care of horses and ponies, thereby developing responsibility, sportsmanship, moral judgment , leadership and self-confidence. Oxbow Stables, Inc. became an official United States Pony Club Center in 2008. We invite the members of the Oxbow Riding Club to become members of our Pony Club Center. For more information, please contact our Pony Club Administrator, Debra Kalapodakis (973-493-0753)

Oxbow Summer Riding Club Program campheading

During the summer the Oxbow Riding Club is offered on a weekly basis with a five day program Monday through Friday, a three day program Monday, Wednesday and Friday or a two day program Tuesday and Thursday. See our “Summer Program” brochure for more information.

Now get a 10% discount if you sign up by May 1st!

Download 2017 Summer Camp Brochure

Download Summer Camp Reservation Form

Our Summer Program offers a comprehensive education in horse care and stable management, as well as intensive riding instruction. The hours are 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.

The schedule will include:

  • Group riding lesson geared to the rider ‘s level and ability .
  • Classroom instruction taught from the US Pony Club Manual.
  • Work with our horses learning horse care: grooming, leading , tacking-up, etc.
  • Work in the barn learning stable management: mucking, watering, cleaning tack
  • Watch videos on horse related subjects.
  • Make horse related arts and crafts.
  • Splash around with our water slide

2017 – 8 Sessions   

#1 – July 3 thru July 7
#2 – July 10 thru July 14
#3 – July 17 thru July 21
#4 – July 24 thru July 28
#5 – July 31 thru Aug 4
#6 – August 7 thru August 11
#7 – August 14 thru August 18
#8 – August 21 thru August 25

*Register by May 1st and receive a 10% discount!

Parents are asked to support this wonderful program by volunteering at our monthly shows. Please fill in the volunteer form along with the registration form.

 

Fees

Full Day – 9:30 – 3:00 pm / For riders 8 to 16 yrs. old.
$325/week – or for 2 or more weeks or family discount = $300/week
Half Day – 12:00 to 3:00 / For riders 5 to 7 yrs. old.
$275/week – or 2 or more week or family discount = $250/week

Junior Instructors
For ORC members D-3 level or higher / Hours 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Junior Instructors will assist the younger campers. They will ride at least once a day.
5 Days/Week – $150

Advanced Training Program
Riders will focus on dressage, cross country & show jumping. Two riding sessions per day. A great prep for competition.
Fees: Full Day – 9:30 to 3:30 pm – $350/Week

Oxbow Winter Camp Program pony

 

Come spend the holidays with horses

2017 Winter Camp

Oxbow Stables voted the Best Stable in Hamburg in 2015!
Come out during the holiday break & have fun learning about horses. You’ll learn how to lead, groom, tack-up, ride & more!
Days: December 26th thru the 29th. /  Hours: 11:00 – 3:00

The day will include a riding lesson, horse care, stable management and classroom instruction
Sign up for one or five days $45 per day for new riders and $40 per day for Oxbow Riders
Call now to reserve your place!
973-209-8902 (or use our contact form)

 

Oxbow After School Equine Program ~ New!

Tuesdays or Wednesdays

6 Weeks starting September 20th.

$40 a session  

1st Week – Introduction: What to wear, attitude to take with the horses, meet the horses.

2nd Week – Approaching a horse, leading, handling, etc.

3rd Week – Grooming a horse & hoof care.

4th Week – Horse Talk: Terms used to describe a horse, parts, colors and markings.

5th Week – Tack – the equipment used to ride a horse, tacking up a horse.

6th Week – Grooming & tacking up and mounting up.

Call for more info or use the “Contact” page.

Oxbow Adult’s Riding Program

Adult Riding Lessons at Oxbow Equestrian Center, NJ

Why should the kids have all the fun? We are dedicated to developing safe, strong and skilled riders of all ages. Are you someone who always wanted to ride but never thought you could? With our systematic approach we can help our more hesitant riders overcome fear and doubt and become confident in the saddle.

From Eighteen To Eighty… We Get Educated

For the adult rider (18 years and older), we offer seminars covering stable management and horse care, as well as the theoretical aspects of riding. We offer a home study course in the curriculum covered by the US Pony Club so that our adult riders can progress through the levels. If you are interested in learning to ride plus all aspects horse care and stable management, we offer a friendly atmosphere where one can learn without pressure or embarrassment. Come join the fun!

Client Testimonials

Interested in working with us? Check out some of our client testimonials below!

“Thanks so much for having the girls and me to the dinner last night. It is always one of my favorite nights of the year. I love the team work that the Saturday program cultivates, and I love watching the girls recognize the growth they’ve made year to year. It is a one of a kind program, and I know exactly how much hard work it takes to pull it off. As always, it was a night of smiles and laughter in the midst of a very long and cold winter.

Good luck with the spring season and hope to see you at one of the shows this year. “

Marnie

“All of us from West Milford Equestrian Center were very happy with the organization, smooth running of the event and the great stall accommodations during the show. Each time any of us had a question, we were treated with respect and every question was answered thoroughly, politely and with a smile. We were even asked from time to time if there was anything we needed and were offered hay for our horses if needed and assistance when we were moving out on our way home.

The judge, Cheryl Ash, was a delight and since it was the first time I ever did a Fix A Test, I had no idea what to expect. What a treat!!! She was so engaging and her desire for each one of us to do our best and come away with something to work on to improve our horse and ourselves gives me the desire to ride for her again. I look forward to showing her my progress and how much her genuine desire to teach touched me. When ever it is offered, I will always take advantage of the Fix A Test.

Our group looks forward to your October 22 event and I am especially eyeing up your beginner cross country course. It looks like the perfect opportunity to have a bit of fun with my horses.”

Suzanne Wilt – West Milford Equestrian Center

“Over the past five to six years that I’ve been doing clinics at Oxbow, I have found the facility, management, the riding and the horses to continue to improve. There is an evolution to the standard of excellence that everyone at Oxbow is trying to achieve.”

Michael Page – Olympian hunt seat winner