Horeseback riding at Post
By Anne Winberry
Many students do not realize that tucked away at the back of the C.W. Post Campus is the North Shore Equestrian Center.
The Equestrian Center, one of the oldest on Long Island, has been operating for over 40 years. Thanks to the help of professional trainers, all Long Islanders, including C.W. Post students, can learn to horseback ride.
“Anyone can take lessons here,” said Francisca Martinez, an assistant at the center. “No prior training is necessary.”
For those Long Islanders who are lucky enough to own a horse, the Equestrian Center is a place where privately owned horses can live. The Center even has school horses that are kept in a separate barn. They are used for beginners as a way to help build their confidence in riding. All the horses are watched and cared for seven days a week.
The Equestrian Center is open all year round and offers lessons six days a week. Even now, as we battle frigid temperatures, students can take lessons in the indoor arena. However, in those spring months, be sure to enjoy the four outdoor arenas.
Thirty-minute and one hour lessons are offered from early in the morning to late afternoon. All level riders are welcome. For more information on lesson rates and more, contact the North Shore Equestrian Center at 516-626-9714.