Sunnyside Equestrian Center

628 Middletown-Lincroft Road, Middletown      

The Park System equestrian programs are held at the Sunnyside Equestrian Center. Limited group programs offered. Please call 732-224-1367, ext. 4 for more information including rates and scheduling.

  • Equine Environment for Learning    
    This custom eight week program is designed for school groups of up to ten participants. The curriculum consists of classroom sessions, plus mounted and non-mounted activities with the horses. Goals such as team building, respect, responsibility, safety, kindness and self-esteem are encouraged and enhanced within the program. Participants will explore horse behavior and care along with learning basic riding skills.
  • Disability Awareness - 1.5 hours
    Participants will learn about therapeutic horseback riding and what it feels like to live with a disability. The program includes both classroom activities and a short ride on a horse.
    • Ages 8-11 
    • Group size: 15-20 participants with 3-5 chaperones

  • Equestrian Experience - 1.5 hours
    Participants will tour the barn, learn how to groom a horse, and learn the proper techniques to lead a horse through an obstacle course.
    •  Group size: 5 min./15 max.

  • Fun with Horses -1 hour
    This program explores the world of horses and horseback riding. Participants will take a tour of the barn, learn how to groom a horse, and go for a short ride with the assistance of their adult partner.
    •  Ages 5-8 with an adult partner for each participant. 

  • Introduction to Youth Horsemanship - 1 hour   
    This program is designed to introduce first time participants to horseback riding. It will enable the rider to explore the care, tacking, grooming, and basic riding skills needed to ride horses.
    • Entering grades 3-8
    • Group size: 6 max.