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Painted Bar Stables is a community-oriented riding facility located just up uphill from 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 has reliable horses to guarantee a safe, secure adventure on horseback for riders of all ages and abilities. Our experienced horses carry 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.


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Barn Tour $20 per class No purchase required to enroll

Painting in the Pasture $40 per class From $75 per visit with Painting in the Pasture - WITH ART SUPPLIES INCLUDED pass A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

We have partnered with a local watercolor artist Lisa Baechtle to offer what we think is a magical opportunity to paint while surrounded by a herd of 40 horses in a pasture at sunset.

Riding and Horsemanship Lessons

Introductory Lesson $40 per appointment

Group Lesson $70 per appointment From $63 per visit with Group Lesson Package x 10 pass

Adaptive Lesson - 30 Min $100 per appointment No purchase required to enroll

Adaptive Lesson - 60 min No purchase required to enroll

Tiny Tot Horsemanship - Group Lesson $30 per appointment From $29 per visit with Tiny-Tot Group Lesson Package x 5 pass

Our Tiny Tots Horsemanship program is designed to develop skills and confidence for kids under the age of 5 who are not quite ready to ride a horse all by themselves.

Pee Wee Prep Lesson $40 per appointment

These Pee Wee Prep lessons are a pre-pee wee level group riding class preparing students who are between the Tiny Tot and Pee Wee level riding lessons.

Pee Wee Group Lesson $70 per appointment From $63 per visit with Group Lesson Package x 10 pass

Pee Wee Private Lesson $45 per appointment No purchase required to enroll

Groundwork - 60min Group Lesson $55 per class From $63 per visit with Group Lesson Package x 10 pass A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Distance Riding Practice $90 per class From $81 per visit with Distance 10 Pack pass

Distance riding classes are group coaching sessions to prepare and condition riders and horses for distance riding competitions such as Endurance Races, Competitive Trail Rides, and Hunter Paces.

Greenhorn Private Training Lesson $45 per class Plan available for $180 No purchase required to enroll

Endurance

Endurance - 15 Mile Introductory Ride Purchase required to enroll

15 mile introductory ride on a Painted Bar Stables horse

Endurance - 30 Mile Limited Distance Race $400 Purchase required to enroll

30 Mile endurance race on a Painted Bar Stables horse

One Day Endurance Clinic $215 per class No purchase required to enroll

This one day endurance clinic is a jam packed full of riding and learning. Our goal is to go through both a technical and athletic bootcamp as well as knowledge seminars in order to prepare you for distance sports. This camp is a perfect intro to understanding the logistics, training, and ways to succeed in distance sports with your horse.

Equitreks & Vacations

FLX EquiTrek $780 Purchase required to enroll

A three day trek through the Finger Lakes National Forest

Trail Ride: All Day $260 per class Purchase required to enroll

An All-Day trail ride adventure through the local National or State Forests.

EquiTravel Horse Vacation - 2 Days $650 Purchase required to enroll

3 Days of Travel to various riding destinations.

EquiTravel Horse Vacation - 3 Day Trip Purchase required to enroll

3 Days of Travel to various riding destinations.

EquiTravel Horse Vacation - 4 Day Trip $1,500 Purchase required to enroll

4 Days of Travel to various riding destinations.

EquiTravel Horse Vacation - Biltmore Trip Purchase required to enroll

Our flagship EquiTravels trip to the Biltmore Estate.

Camps

Youth Adventure Camp $650 Purchase required to enroll

Various youth riding for children ages 10+ of all levels.

Youth Horsemanship Camp $550 Purchase required to enroll

This camp is designed to give youth the opportunity to work with horses and fully understand what goes into their maintenance, care and ownership.

Horseplay Pee Wee Day Camp $150 per class Purchase required to enroll

Want just one day of fun? Horseplay Day Camp is one day completely full of horses for campers ages 6 to 9. Campers feed and care for horses, hit the trails for a trail riding lesson, and play educational games for a jam-packed day of horses!

Distance Riding Bootcamp $500 Purchase required to enroll

Want to do distance competitions? This camp is a boot camp for those looking to learn more about endurance racing and competitive trail rides.

Adult Adventure Camp $550 Purchase required to enroll

Camps aren't just for the kids! An adventure day camp for adults allowing them to really push their skills to the next level.

Adult Immersion Retreat Camp $2,600 Purchase required to enroll

An all inclusive overnight camp for Gusty Novices and Seasoned Riders.
Come ride with us in lessons, game nights and sunset trail rides and really immerse yourself in the world of horseback riding while spending each night in a 19th century farmhouse overlooking Seneca Lake and eating fantastic locally sourced meals.

Commuter Immersion Camp $1,375 Purchase required to enroll

Want to do our immersion camp but don't need the yurt?

Two Day Endurance Camp $425 Purchase required to enroll

Do you have a group of people who all want to learn about endurance together? We can book private endurance clinics just for your group!

Membership Rides

Arena Hack Purchase required to enroll

Sometimes a lesson is not what someone truly needs, students just need to stew on the information that they already have in their brains and play with different options. I think there's a great benefit, especially for adults, to just getting saddle seat time to try things and figure things out.

2 Hour Membership Trail Ride

A Membership Trail ride is for leasing members to take a horse out on trail.

Support Membership Trail Ride No purchase required to enroll

Support Membership rides are designed for riders who can ride independently but still need a bit of oversight while riding. It's a fun community setting where everyone can ride and work on their own independent goals.

Support Membership Arena Hack $45 per class No purchase required to enroll

Support Membership rides are designed for riders who can ride independently but still need a bit of oversight while riding. It's a fun community setting where everyone can ride and work on their own independent goals.

Horse Training

Refresher Horse Training Session From $30 per visit with Refresher Training Rides (4 Rides) pass No purchase required to enroll

Specialty Lessons

Private Lesson - 60 Minutes $80 per appointment From $72 per visit with Private Lesson Package x 10 pass

Private Lessons are a 1-on-1 instruction opportunity for people looking to work on specific issues and concepts.

Private Lesson - 90 Minutes $105 per appointment

Groundwork - 30min Private Lesson $50 per appointment Plan available for $180 No purchase required to enroll

Drag Rider Trail Guiding Class $35 per class A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Learn the basics of helping clients from beginning to end and making trail rides a smooth, safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Drag Rider Test Out $50 per appointment No purchase required to enroll

Groundwork - 60min Private Lesson $65 per appointment From $63 per visit with Group Lesson Package x 10 pass A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Lungeline Bootcamps $45 per appointment No purchase required to enroll

Private 120 Minute Lesson on Trail No purchase required to enroll

Courses & Workshops

Seminar Class $35 per class From $25 per visit with Seminar Series - 10 Classes pass No purchase required to enroll

In person hands on learning opportunities to dive into topics and develop a deeper understanding.

Webinar Class $15 per class A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Online Webinars are offered concurrently with our seminar series order to include people who can't join us because they just live too far away or because scheduling or transport issues get in the way.

Farrier Class $35 per class From $25 per visit with Seminar Series - 4 Classes pass A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Farrier Classes are designed for horse people of various levels to learn more about care, management and function of hooves - essential knowledge for all owners and riders (Must be 13 years+).

Three levels of farrier classes are available:
Farrier 1.0 - Form to Function: Introduction to Farrier Concepts for Owners and Riders
Farrier 2.0 - Wack and Tack: In Depth Farrier Concepts and Emergency Shoeing Skills
Farrier 3.0 - Forge your Future: Farrier Apprenticeship

Girl Scout Event No purchase required to enroll

Volunteer Session Free No purchase required to enroll

Have you been looking to volunteer here with horses?

Farrier Demo No purchase required to enroll

Staff Riding

HORSE TRAINING SESSION BY STAFF No purchase required to enroll

Staff Lesson No purchase required to enroll

Greenhorn Training Club

Greenhorn Group Training Class $55 per class Plan available for $180 Purchase required to enroll

Learn how to better understand the training process for green horses and expanding knowledge on horsemanship skills.

Greenhorn Practice Lab Plan available for $180 No purchase required to enroll

Appointments

Horse Grooming Free No purchase required to enroll

Come and care for a horse!

Trail Rides

Community Trail Ride - 1 Hour $45 per class No purchase required to enroll

Community Trail Rides and Group Arena Hack times are riding opportunities for those who want to ride on their own but have the presence and support of Painted Bar Staff. These rides are an opportunity for those who are looking to grow in terms of independence and have addition opportunities to practice their skills.

Community Trail Ride - 2 Hour $80 per class A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Community Trail Rides are not open to the public and are specifically designed for our regularly riding students looking to enjoy their community.

Owners of outside horses are allowed to join adult intermediate level rides.

Trail Ride - 1 Hour $65 per appointment From $63 per visit with Group Lesson Package x 10 pass

Trail Ride : 1.5 Hours $115 per appointment

Trail Ride: 2 Hour $160 per class No purchase required to enroll

Trail Ride: 3 Hour $260 per class No purchase required to enroll

Moonlight Trail Ride $75 per class From $63 per visit with Group Lesson Package x 10 pass No purchase required to enroll

Half-Day Trail Rides $165 per class No purchase required to enroll

Overnight Trail Ride $325 per appointment No purchase required to enroll

Events

Clinic $65 per class No purchase required to enroll

Endurance Race Starting at $100 per appointment A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Hunter Pace $100 per class A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Horse Show A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Tournament $45 per class Purchase required to enroll

Horseplay Obstacle Tournament Series

Mock Endurance Race $100 per class From $67 per visit with Group Lesson Package X 5 pass No purchase required to enroll

Horse Show Prep Lesson $45 per appointment No purchase required to enroll

Field Trip: Day Trip $100 per class No purchase required to enroll

Show & Tell $100 per class No purchase required to enroll