You don’t need to own your own horse to go horseback riding. Riding stables in Suffolk County Parks offer reliable and friendly trail horses for your convenience. Each of the county-owned stables provide a variety of equestrian services, and are open year round, weather permitting.
Deep Hollow Ranch - Montauk
Montauk County Park
1-1/2 hour beach rides
*group and private rides
*pony party - pony rentals
*horses bought, sold, boarded and trained
Sweet Hills Riding Center- Huntington
West Hills County Park
Closed until further notice.
For those interested in bringing their own horse, horseback riding is also permitted on marked trails at the following County Parks.
A Suffolk County Parks Green Key Card and Horseback Riding Permit are required.
Old Field Farm in Setauket is a unique equestrian facility founded by philanthropist Ward Melville, and acquired by Suffolk County Parks. It features a 22 stall main barn and a 56 box grandstand. It is currently being maintained and renovated by the non-profit corporation Old Field Farm Ltd. Special events take place throughout the year to raise funds for the revitalization of this beautiful landmark. Please call or visit their website for more information and events.
Old Field Farm County Park
Fax: (631) 941-3104
A Horseback Riding Permit may be obtained at the administration office in West Sayville, Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Permits are also available at the West Hills, Blydenburgh, Cathedral Pines, Southaven, Sears Bellows, and Montauk County Parks. Check with each park for hours of operation. For further information or for a horseback riding brochure, call the Parks Administration office at (631) 854-4949.