Dear New York City Riding Academy Friends,

            The not for profit New York City Riding Academy, the last Horseback riding facility in the Borough of Manhattan, has been in continual operation for more than 31 years.  It is located at One Wards Island, adjacent to the East 103rd Street Footbridge, New York, New York 10035.


Academy Program In Operation


            The New York City Riding Academy’s basic 2017-18 Horseback Riding Programs are divided into two major segments: (1) off site equestrian teaching, community outreach and student recruitment programs, November 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018; and (2) on site horseback riding programs, April 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018.  The Academy’s on site 2018 Horseback Riding Programs will consist of three interrelated components: (1) an individual and group horseback riding lessons component; (2) a horseback riding camp component; and (3) a School horseback riding component.  The Academy onsite horseback riding programs will operate from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. daily.


Academy Horseback Riding Lessons Component


The Academy Horseback Riding Lessons Component has two major styles of horseback riding, English and Western.  These two major styles of horseback riding are presented in beginners, intermediate, advanced and competitive instructional modalities for individuals and groups.  The Academy’s Horseback Riding Lesson Component will operate from April 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018.  Individual and group lessons are available in 30 minute and 60 minute packages.


Academy Horseback Riding Camp Component


            The Academy Horseback Riding Camp Component will operate on a six hour per day five day per week basis for the months of June, July and August 2018.  The basic Camp curriculum will include horseback riding lessons and competitions, tacking, grooming and barn management.


Academy School Horseback Riding Component


            The Academy is offering an Introduction To Horses field trip and an After School Horseback Riding component. Field Trip and After School packages will be available from April 1, 2018 to October 28, 2018.


Academy Students


            The Academy’s primary target population is New York City children 5 years of age and older who can significantly benefit from its horseback riding programs.  Academy students will be carefully selected and provided with individual horseback riding plans to assist them to better achieve their stated horseback riding goals while attending the Academy.  To enroll in the Academy Horseback Riding Programs, call (212) 860-2986 or email info@nycridingacademy.org.

Academy Staff


            The Academy’s staff consists of highly qualified horseback riding instructors and support personnel.  Individual and groups who would like to volunteer as horseback riding instructors and members of the support staff on a full or part time basis, call (212)860-2986 or email info@nycridingacademy.org.


Academy Partnership


                        The not for profit New York City Riding Academy invites individuals, groups and organizations to Partner with it in its efforts to provide unique horseback riding experiences and new equestrian skills to New York City students, especially children. To become a New York City Riding Academy Partner, call (212)860-2986 or email info@nycridingacademy.org.


 Academy Donations And In Kind Contributions


            The not for profit New York City Riding Academy, the Borough of Manhattan’s last Horseback Riding Facility, welcomes financial donations and pledges.  The Academy also welcomes in kind contributions such as horses, horse trailers, saddles, bridles and bits and vehicles.  Financial donations and in kind contributions to the Academy are tax exempt to the extent of existing laws.


Closing Statement

            To enroll in the not for profit New York City Riding Academy as a student, make a financial donation, in kind contribution or volunteer, call (212) 860-2986 or email info@nycridingacademy.org.  We look forward to hearing from and enrolling you and your group in the New York City Riding Academy soon.


Dr George E. Blair, President


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One Wards Island – East Harlem – Adjacent to East 103rd Street Footbridge
New York New York 10035 212 – 860-2986