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Equestrian Pursuits in Huntington

Did you know that Huntington has horse stables and public bridle paths and places to shop for all things equestrian? Enjoy numerous bridle paths on Long Island as well as opportunities to learn how to ride, watch polo or even dine with equestrian flair.  

Dine with Equestrian Flair

Belmont Park- enjoy dining at Belmont park in various settings whether it's the Belmont room, Garden Terrace or the Belmont Cafe.

Buckram Stables Cafe- Dine in the comfortable and beautifully appointed booths designed to resemble 19th century horse stalls from the Gold Coast Era. 

Equine Events & Therapy 

Spirit's Promise - Riverhead - Spirit's Promise offers equine therapy, where they empower those living in grief, allowing for healing and providing steps toward creating a new life, all through forming a special bond with an equally vulnerable animal. 

Spirit's Promise also offers Horse & Farm Animal Walking Tours and Line Dancing

Equestrian Gear

Before you ride you should have the right gear! A helmet is strongly recommended. Boots with a small heel, like a work, cowboy or ankle boot are also important. After that…

Head over to Hobby Horse Saddlery on Jericho Tpke. in Huntington. Owned and operated by a longtime Huntington couple Christine & Kevin Moser. They also have a feed and bedding company, HBL Wholesalers to keep your equine family fed and comfy. 631.692.2730

Dover Saddlery, also on Jericho Turnpike in Huntington, is another solid choice for tack, clothing and supplies. 631.424.9070

Barry’s Saddlery, in E. Northport, has been a long-time staple for saddle and tack repair as well as equestrian supplies. 631.754.2727

Bridle Paths

West Hills Park & Preserve 

Caumsett State Park

Sunken Meadow State Park  - Parking Field 5,  

Just a short drive south is Bethpage State Park, not just for golf! Call Bethpage Equestrian Center for information. This is the only barn in the area currently offering public trail rides.

Blydenburg County Park 

Connetquot State Park 

Muttowntown Preserve 

For a complete list of NYS Parks that have bridle paths click here: NYS Parks  

For a complete list of Suffolk County Parks that have bridle paths click here: Suffolk Parks

Instruction, Boarding & Sales

Huntington has some of the best to offer in riding instruction, horse boarding and horse sales.

Lloyd Harbor Equestrian Center in Caumsett State Park offers boarding, private lessons and horse sales. 631.427.6105

Stanhope Stables  in Huntington offers boarding and lessons 631.351.6979

Winding Hill Stables in E. Northport offers boarding & private and semi-private lessons and horse sales. 631.923.0191

Greenlawn Equestrian Center in Greenlawn, offers private and group lessons as well as summer camp.  631.239.5768

Stonyhill Equestrian Center, in Northport, offers lessons, camp, boarding and sales. 631.754.9800

HorseAbility, a very short drive West in Old Westbury, offers an amazing Certified PATH riding program and summer camp for individuals with special needs. 516.333.6151

Organizations, Associations & Rescues

Lastly, there are many great local organizations who help maintain the bridle paths, organize horse shows & events and support equestrian interests across Long Island. Below are just a few. To find out more about them just click on the name.

Nassau Suffolk Horsemen’s Association  

Muttontown Horsemen’s Association

Islip Horsemen’s Association  

Professional Horsemen’s Association

Spirit's Promise Equine Rescue  

North Shore Horse Rescue

Riding Tours

Big River Barn Rescue- Nassau County

New York Equestrian Center- Nassau County

Check back April/May 2024 for Kentucky Derby Events on LI

Past Kentucky Derby Events 

5/6 - Belmont Park - Bourbon at Belmont Park, Family Fun Activities in the backyard, food trucks and a special musical performance

5/6 -West Hampton Beach - Fauna - party on the patio for the Kentucky Derby watch party with plenty of mint juleps, hat contest and more

5/6 - Patchogue- OAR - Watch the race while you enjoy some classic cocktails. 


Bethpage Polo at the Park
Hitchcock Polo Field
US Arena Open Polo Championship & US Arena

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