Painted Bar Stables

Painted Bar Stables, Burdett: Hours, Address, Painted Bar Stables Reviews: 5/5

Painted Bar Stables
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Painted Bar Stables is a community-oriented riding facility located just uphill from the scenic Watkins Glen, N.Y. The stable offers year-round guided trail rides to the general public as well as lessons, leasing, boarding and educational opportunities to facilitate dream-realization and lifelong relationships between people and horses.Specializing in trail riding, the stable offers boutique customized trail rides for riders 8 years and older of all abilities. Our experienced, reliable horses offer a safe, secure adventure on riders through the rolling landscape of the Finger Lakes Region on beautiful trails ranging from simple to rugged terrain. Each ride is carefully crafted through matchmaking of the horse and rider and selection of the perfect trail to give every individual the best experience possible. To request a ride, please use the online form to submit a request. A trail rides are booked through our form in order to get the information we need for every rider.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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tailfins_nyc
New York City, New York7 contributions
Fantastic ride for our kids
Sep 2021 • Family
Erika and her team were amazing. They put together a great trail ride for our four kids. They picked horses that suited each kid’s ability. Our youngest started our nervous, but came back filled with confidence and thrilled with her new equine friend. Can’t say enough good things about the experience.
Written 11 September 2021
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Tehogan61
1 contribution
Enjoyable and relaxing
Aug 2021 • Couples
Be sure to ask for a reservation well in advance as you cannot just drive up and expect to ride. This is a well run stable and popular. All kinds of rides depending on your skill level. Well broke horses and wonderful guide.
Written 16 August 2021
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Thank you for saying this! We do book appointments ahead of time to make sure that everyone gets the best matched horse for them - something not possible on a whim! Because the same people that reserve the horses and know them best are the people that guide the rides, understand that we may take some time to get back to requests as we are out on the trails ourselves with riders, away from the office!
Written 22 August 2021
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R Y
Hawthorne, NJ3 contributions
Great horse ride
Jun 2021 • Couples
Erika the owner explained everything very easily for us beginners before we got our horses
she led the horse ride through a forest and creek, and was very friendly and made it very easy to ride behind her. We would definitely come back, the horses were beautifully trained and behaved.
Written 16 June 2021
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Ashlyn M
Brooklyn, NY5 contributions
Amazing Ride!
May 2021 • Friends
This ride went beyond my expectations! Would definitely recommend to anyone, no matter what your experience or age. We were a group ranging from 30-65 years old, some of us with no experience. The intro was so thorough that you really felt comfortable getting on your horse. The trails were gorgeous and interesting, with ups and downs, and crossing streams. Our guide was so personable and funny, it made the whole experience so much fun! Definitely check out when you visit the region for a fun activity!
Written 15 May 2021
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Albert
New York City, NY6 contributions
Fantastic trails and guides
Mar 2021
We went there with two preteen daughters who never rode a horse but we had such a great time. The trail was interesting to both horse and rider. It included some interesting features like crossing a creek, open field for trotting if you feel comfortable with that and meandering through wooded areas.

In other places there is usually two guides per trip but they had one in the front, middle and the rear. Very through in their orientation especially for beginners. We would definitely do it again whenever we are in the Lake Seneca wine trail area.
Written 30 March 2021
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ipbchlvr
Whitehall, PA392 contributions
lovely ride
Nov 2020
we had a really nice ride through a wooded area. it was a cold, raw day, but the ride was pleasant. i was worried about the mud, but the horses were sure footed and did just fine. erica was our guide and she was aware that i had a fear of falling from a prior accident (non horse related) but she talked me through and gave me confidence to go up a bit of a steep hill and then down another. having a great experienced guide is a plus for me. scotch was a sweet horse to ride. my husband rode gringo who is a large horse and very gentle. would love to come again!
Written 16 November 2020
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gabriellesalazar
Pittsburgh, PA68 contributions
Perfect Activity for Visitors to the FLX Especially During COVID-19 Times
Nov 2020
During our recent trip to the Finger Lakes area, my husband and I opted to do a 1.5 hour trail ride at Painted Bar Stables. It had been a long time since I had last ridden a horse, and we were looking for outdoor activities to do due to the pandemic.

I had been excitedly awaiting our visit ever since I booked it, and it did not disappoint. Both of us are novice riders, but Erika and the staff did a great job selecting horses for us, informing us on how to ride and how our horses' personalities affected the ride, and guiding us along the trail. I especially enjoyed the trail ride because of the fall colors and scenery and because it was exciting to be riding through the woods and across streams instead of near a barn. It can get quite cold, so I recommend bundling up if the forecast calls for it! I look forward to one day visiting Painted Bar again.
Written 3 November 2020
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princessoftravel
Horsham, PA141 contributions
Wow, great place to ride.
Oct 2020 • Couples
Katherine gave us a wonderful ride through the forest and over a stream. She was very knowledgeable about the horses and very clear in her instructions as my husband and I don’t ride often enough! We meandered through the forest and at two spots we got to trot. If you are a more experienced rider you won’t be disappointed as the ride is tailored to your experience. Thank you Katherine and thanks for the photos!
Written 12 October 2020
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We love Katherine! She's so much fun to ride with! We try really hard to make sure everyone gets the ride that they need. While a lot of our trails are meandering through woods (not really optimal for trotting because... trees...) we do try to get some nice straight aways for people to go a little faster if they appear to be capable. We're so glad you enjoyed your ride and we definitely hope to see you again in the future!
Written 13 October 2020
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Julie Robinson
1 contribution
Absolutely the best place to learn to ride!!
Sep 2020
Our guide was so informative and helpful in teaching us to ride our horses. She literally knew the temperament of each horse and told us how to communicate with our particular animal The trail was not boring at all, with ups and downs and beautiful scenery all along the way. I would highly recommend this establishment for anyone interested in just a trail ride or lessons. It is the best place I have ever been to by far!
Written 27 September 2020
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We're so glad you noticed. We try really hard not just to teach you how to ride horses but how to ride YOUR horse so that you can have good communication with your "coworker!" It really makes a huge difference.
Written 30 September 2020
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Shannon Cummings
11 contributions
Amazing Experience
Aug 2020 • Family
We went to Painted Bar Stables today with my two daughters, 9 and 11 years old. Erica did a great job selecting the right horses for our skill levels. My youngest daughter was so nervous that she was in tears when she got on the horse. Within 15 minutes Erica had her riding on her own, going up and down hills, over logs and through a little stream. Erica is a pro! Highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Watkins Glen!!!!
Written 17 August 2020
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Your daughter NAILED IT! She really figured it out and was brave enough to listen to me! That's all we need and we can make it work and we definitely DID! Now she knows she CAN ride a horse and each time will be better and better!
Written 30 September 2020
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