Built in 1930, with some significant renovations since, 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 year-round Trainers, who are available to provide English style riding lessons, summer clinics for different skill levels, guidance on the Trails, lesson in horsemanship and lots of mounted horse fun. 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 join the Stables at a membership level that matches their level of interest, which in turn allows for regular use of club-owned horses. Members may also board their private horses at the stables.
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 fall, 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 longstanding Club tradition, which is integral to the financial sustainability of the stables, is the annual Horse Show Ball on Labor Day weekend. This end-of-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.