Built in 1930 and significantly renovated in 2000, the Gipsy Trail Club stables house up to 15 horses and ponies. The stable grounds include a large outdoor riding arena, surrounded by beautiful woods and the tranquil Indian Brook Pond. There are several large turnout areas and two outdoor horse bathing stalls.
The Club employs a full-time Stable Manager responsible for the care of the animals and the upkeep of the Stable. The Club also retains the services of a year-round Trainer, who is available on weekends in the off-season and daily throughout the summer months to provide English style riding lessons, summer clinics for different skill levels, guidance on the Trails and assistance in local hors shows at which many Gipsy riders compete. Pony rides are available for all ages (it's never too early -- or late -- to become a Gipsy Trail equestrian!)
The Club offers many miles of spectacular riding trails exclusive to Members. These trails include Horse Haven Trail, which offers hunter style jumps for the experienced rider.
Club Members are invited to board their private horses at the stables or to make use of the Club owned horses on a lease or per use basis.
Whether or not a rider, Members enjoy visiting the stables, feeding the horses apples and carrots and bringing friends to meet the animals and watch the riding. Many beloved Gipsy Trail traditions involve the stables and its horses. Each summer, to kick off the annual Gipsy Party, members gather at the stables where Gipsy horses are festively painted; Gipsy children riders lead a procession to the party location -- at the Dell behind the Clubhouse. Also, each year we have a Club Hike in which Member riders on horses join Member hikers on foot to Inspiration Point, where -- upon arrival -- the horses enjoy some hay and members delight in a steaming bowl of chili (supplied by our Chef). Another Gipsy tradition which is integral to the stables specifically is the Horse Show Ball -- this annual summer experience involves riding demonstrations during the day and a festive Clubhouse party at night. It raises money for the stables by raffling off fun and creative prizes donated by Members.
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