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Painted Bar Stables

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Great experience, highly reccomend!!

We went on a trail ride this past weekend (8/18) and had a fantastic time! I am an experienced... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Cecilie D
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Great ride made us feel welcome and comfortable

This was 3 of my kids first time horseback riding. The staff were friendly and kind and talked to... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Mary Beth D
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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4093 Lake St, Burdett, NY 14818-9601
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All reviews horseback riding great ride hour ride my husband and i well trained horses trot and canter varied terrain beautiful horses riding levels weather was perfect an amazing experience fun experience erika riders woods bikes rode
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a group of 5 with one who never rode before!! Great instructions and tips! Fun ride through the forest with a stop at the creek for horses to drink. So much fun

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Erika E, Owner at Painted Bar Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad to hear you guys had a perfect time! The pleasure is all ours. Let us know what we can do to get from a 4 star to a 5 star ride next time for you guys! Erika Eckstrom Owner Painted Bar Stables

Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We went on a trail ride this past weekend (8/18) and had a fantastic time! I am an experienced rider, but it was my boyfriend's first time horseback. They have a great site set up to reserve your spots and explain what your experience level...More

Thank Cecilie D
Erika E, Owner at Painted Bar Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Cecilie, I'm so glad you "get it!" I know that we ask a bit of questions but we're not just trying to take you on A ride we want to take you on THE ride that you're looking for. The more information people get us...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

This was 3 of my kids first time horseback riding. The staff were friendly and kind and talked to us with respect and gentleness. We had a great ride through woods and streams that was lots of fun. Absolutely recommend for a family and for...More

Thank Mary Beth D
Erika E, Owner at Painted Bar Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Mary Beth, We definitely try to go the speed of each group! It's important for everyone to feel safe, secure and at capable (even if it is with a little help). This is why we try to keep our groups as small as possible, and...More

Reviewed 3 August 2018

We had such a great ride with Ericka and Melissa, Scotch and Gringo, that now my husband is considering taking riding lessons! What started off as a relaxing trail ride peaked with some hills and trots mixed in. As an inexperienced rider - which I'm...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 1 August 2018

I am a beginner and Erika did a great job of explaining everything in an entertaining way. The moonlight ride is a totally different experience than riding during the day and is fun for that reason. This is a great place to go if you...More

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Erika E, Owner at Painted Bar Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thanks Greg! It's always SUPER reassuring to hear that not only novices think I know what I am doing but more seasoned riders do as well! It means I am reaching all audiences and making sure everyone gets what they need. The moonlight rides are...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We’ve been coming to Seneca Lake for years to attend Grapehounds, a wine tour for greyhounds and their people. After seeing an article about things to do in the area that mentioned trail rides at Painted Bar Stables, I decided to arrange for a group...More

Thank Laura O
Erika E, Owner at Painted Bar Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

What a GREAT GANG OF LADIES you brought us! It was awesome to see such an amazing mix of riders from all backgrounds and ALL skill levers (from first time rider to horse owners) out on the trail and everyone getting what they needed. We...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018

Our initial ride on a Tuesday was rained out - Erika was great about communicating with us, and happily was able to schedule us in for our last day in town. When we arrived at the barn she gave us the most thorough yet understandable...More

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PaintedBarStables, Owner at Painted Bar Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Leisha, Thank you so much for this amazing review! I'm so glad we could reschedule and get you in so easily! And glad we did too because the weather was way better! I love how you remember every single horse (mule!) and their name and...More

Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Erika is an absolute pleasure to ride with. Took my recently retired parents for a whole new experience, and we were all first-time riders. Erika took the time to teach us all about horseback riding and dealing with the beautiful horses. The sunset hour ride...More

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PaintedBarStables, Owner at Painted Bar Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Mohammed, The pleasure was all mine! It was so great to take you parents out for an "All-American experience" on their trip here! And WOW did you luck out on the weather. It was perfect! They did so well, I was very impressed with them....More

Reviewed 10 July 2018

My mom and I decided to do something beyond visit the wineries in the area and go for a trail ride. We had a little bit of trouble finding the stable and upon arrival were unsure if we were even in the right place or...More

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PaintedBarStables, Owner at Painted Bar Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Christine, Thank you so much for the great review! We love our 60 minute scenic route! It's a great route that takes people through fields, woods, into the creek and even up and down some hills (with lots of flat optional alternatives if people aren't...More

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Erika is a phenomenal communicator and teacher! My husband and I have done many trail rides, and we both agree that this was the best explanation of how to ride that we have ever gotten. She takes great care that all riders and all her...More

Thank Dee D
PaintedBarStables, Owner at Painted Bar Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Aw shucks, Dee! I try SUPER hard to make sure people not only get a riding experience, but they get the information and the opportunity to actually RIDE! I mean, if I have to we can do a nose-to-trail tail ride, but even for beginners...More

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formergirlscout234
17 May 2018|
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Response from Erika E | Property representative |
Jen is still around! And it's cool in November but not too cold for riding. However we DO close the trails for hunting season starting mid month.
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formergirlscout234
16 May 2018|
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Response from Erika E | Property representative |
We have multiple Jens that work here! Send us an email at ride@ paintedbarstables. com and we can get you in touch.
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Lisa B
21 September 2016|
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Response from Erika E | Property representative |
Sorry for the late response. Our 90 minute trail ride is $80 and more information as well as our ride request form is on our website.
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