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Painted Bar Stables

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Address: 4093 Lake St, Burdett, NY 14818-9601
Phone Number: +1 607-216-8141
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Painted Bar Stables is a community-oriented riding facility located just...

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 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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My family rented a house for a week outside Watkins Glen on the lake and I happened upon this place while looking for things to do in the area. I have a lot of riding experience... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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East TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family rented a house for a week outside Watkins Glen on the lake and I happened upon this place while looking for things to do in the area. I have a lot of riding experience but it had been years since I had last ridden due to lack of opportunities for riding where I live. I emailed Ericka and... More 

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PaintedBarStables, Owner at Painted Bar Stables, responded to this review

Wow! What a great review. We always love to hear from our more skilled riders how their ride went. While we excel and helping the first time riders get their first taste of the equestrian world in a safe and structured way, we also want to make sure we can give our more avid equestrians the opportunity to feel at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went for our anniversary. I wanted to do something different. Erika was just amazing. We went for 1 1/2hr. ride. Right from the start Erika treats you like you've been friends for a while. If you are nervous she tells you what to do, she answered any questions. No question is a dumb question, so if... More 

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PaintedBarStables, Owner at Painted Bar Stables, responded to this review

Karen, What a great ride! We were so glad to have you and you know you're welcome here any time. Just let us know! Erika Eckstrom Owner More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is one of the best stables I have ever seen and experienced. It's run professionally but has a very personal feel. For me personally it is very important how the horses are treated and I can say nothing but the best. The owner is always aware of their welfare and makes sure they are not over worked. That being... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Erika was so professional and knew exactly what she was doing. She knew exactly which horse matched which person. You could tell that she loved the horses and took very excellent care of them. This ride was really amazing through a beautiful forest with wonderful trees, steep hills and babbling brooks! Better than many of the rides I have taken... More 

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PaintedBarStables, Owner at Painted Bar Stables, responded to this review

Lauren, Wow! Thanks for such a great review. I am so glad you enjoyed your ride with our horses and us. We look forward to riding with you again soon! Erika Eckstrom Owner More 

Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Awesome experience! First time for my husband and I haven't ridden in years. The girls were very helpful and professional. The horses were beautiful and gentle. We had a very enjoyable trail ride and will be making this a regular whenever we come to town

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PaintedBarStables, Owner at Painted Bar Stables, responded to this review

Thanks for such a great review! We work really hard to make sure you have a great time and that our horses are up to the job. We look forward to riding with you again! Erika Eckstrom Owner More 

Liberty, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

My niece has always wanted to ride since as far back as I can remember and we finally got her on her first horse at Erika's Painted Bar Stables. She was such a natural and Erika (the owner) said as much. When we were done with our ride (and a beautiful ride it was), Erika told my sister, who did... More 

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PaintedBarStables, Owner at Painted Bar Stables, responded to this review

Aaaahhh! Can you ask for a more complementary title of a review! Thanks so much for this review and I am so glad your niece picked up riding as a sport and lifestyle. It will make her a strong and independent woman. Erika Eckstrom Owner More 

Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Was visiting Watkins Glen area and am an avid horse lover. Used to ride all the time, but had not in a while. They accommodated my schedule and I was even able to pick the horse ahead of time that I wanted to ride, and he was just what I expected. Perfect. The trail ride was at the top of... More 

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Ithaca, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I'm typically very skeptical about leadership/team-building woo-woo, but I liked this approach quite a lot. Our group of 9 spent an hour or so on observation and discussion of group dynamics and personality, followed by a couple team activities in the paddock and a team saddling/bridling lesson in the barn. The discussion portion was my least favorite, but I give... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

There was nothing short of awesome, amazing, fantastic, superb, excellent and beautiful on the Painted Bar Stables trail ride with Erika. From the meeting before starting the ride, to the superb advice per horse, not just general, PER HORSE ADVICE, on how to handle them, tells you that they take care of their horses as well as their patrons. The... More 

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PaintedBarStables, Owner at Painted Bar Stables, responded to this review

Aw, shucks! Thanks for this great and very specific review. We try really hard to give everyone the opportunity to really explore horseback riding in new and fun ways. I love our trails and we obviously love our herd of horses. We look forward to riding with you again! Erika Eckstrom Owner Painted Bar Stables More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

My daughter loves taking lessons here. The whole family really enjoys the magnificent trails. Great way to get in touch with nature and have an adventure.

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