SCPC Home Page Hike In A Somerset Park!Neshanic Valley Golf Course

Navigation General Information Parks & Facilities Activities Events & Programs News Releases On-Line Registration Site Index Bids/RFPs Navigation
Lord Stirling Stable

256 S. Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ • 908 722-1200 Ext. 5522

Rider leading horse with view of the stables in the background
Rider and Horse crossing a stream

Lord Stirling Stable Trail Closures

Lord Stirling Stable Advisory Group   Lord Stirling Park - A New Vision

General information
The stable is currently not offering riding lessons, trail rides or birthday parties. Please check back later as to the status of these offerings. Questions? Our office is open 8AM to 3:30PM on weekdays (908.722.1200, ext. 5522 or 908.766.5955). You may also email


Lead Line pony rides are a great way to introduce children to the exciting world of horseback riding. Lord Stirling Stable offers 20-minute pony rides for children who weigh 95 lbs. or less and can sit up on the pony without assistance. Parents/legal guardians may book their child’s ride online, selecting a day and time slot from the posted schedule. Up to three riders from the same family may take turns on the pony during the allotted time. No rider may exceed the pony’s weight limit. Our Lead Line offerings are limited this fall and winter. We hope to expand our offerings in the spring of 2022. See our flyer here.

Pony rides will be led by Stable staff or an authorized volunteer. An approved equestrian helmet is required and provided at no additional fee. Please click here to register.

Online registration for this program closes 2 days before, and the website will show the session as “unavailable.” If you have any questions or problems registering, please call 908.766.5955.

Friendly Faces:

JJ Max Ebony

Pony Grooming – A private half hour grooming lesson with a member of the Lord Stirling Stable staff. These sessions for ages five years ild through adult and are tailored to the skills and interest of the participant. Beginners will focus on grooming and being at ease around the pony; more advanced groomers will have the opportunity to practice grooming and may advance to saddling, haltering and leading. To register for Pony Grooming, search on the key word “groom.” Please click here to register.

Online registration for this program closes 2 days before, and the website will show the session as “unavailable.” If you are within the two days and wish to register, please call 908.766.5955, and our office staff will assist you in registering for any openings.

Pony Grooming Staff Members:

Colleen began her riding career in 2004 at Lord Stirling Stable and started working as a part timer at LSS in 2008. From 2013 through 2019 she was an LSS summer camp counselor. She currently boards two horses at the stable. Colleen loves to laugh and mixes teaching with fun.

Toni, a Lord Stirling Stable Supervisor, has been working with children and horses for many years. She instructs, rides and teaches horse care to all ages. She loves sharing her knowledge about the LSS ponies and pony care with others!

Ash rode horses before he could walk. He believes that horses are our best teachers and that they instill us with patience, love, and a deep understanding of ourselves. His engaging and creative teaching style allows students of all ages to learn while enjoying their lessons. His lessons not only focus on mastering grooming techniques but also on understanding and forming a bond with the pony.


For an annual or daily fee, people who have their own horses may enjoy our 14 miles of well-groomed trails. Please click here for more information. Questions? Call 908.766.5955 x 5522 or email A trail map is located on the green sidebar to the right.

Room Rental
Lord Stirling Stable has a large room overlooking the indoor riding arena available for rental. Amenities include bleachers, tables, and chairs. Audio/visual equipment and limited kitchen facilities are also available. Please call the Stable at 908 766-5955 for prices and availability.


     • Directions
     • General Park Rules
     • Park Map  



black horse logo

Friends of Lord Stirling Stable

The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable (FLSS) is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports the equestrian activities of the Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable. By contributing their ideas, volunteering their time, and donating revenue generated from sponsoring events, the Friends help provide a continuous and expanding program of activities. Additional information about the Friends and these events is available on the internet. Registration for FLSS events is not currently available online.


Registration begins 15 minutes before each walk kicks off. Humans without dogs are always welcome. Dogs and their humans will be led on the trails at:
  • Saturday, 9:00AM (Regular pace)
  • Saturday, 9:30AM (Fast pace)

The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to support Lord Stirling Stable. Dog walks are free of charge. Donations are welcome.

Please see the FLSS website for more information.