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Olde Saratoga Farms

(518) 577-0449
522 Route 32 North
Schuylerville , NY 12871
Main Contact: Gil Commanda
5 of 5 Stars Based on 15 Reviews 
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Promoting the passion of equestrian sports! That is our mission at Olde Saratoga Farms. Come to Olde Saratoga Farms! Take riding lessons or give your kids a treat and let us host your next birthday party!

Horseback Riding Lessons & Summer Camp!!

Have you always wanted to learn how to ride a horse in Saratoga? Or are you looking to take your riding skills to the next level? Maybe it's been years, and you're itching to get back in the saddle again, or perhaps your son or daughter is interested in taking horseback riding lessons.

Whatever your needs, if you're looking for Saratoga horseback riding lessons, summer?camp?and classes, Olde Saratoga Farms in Schuylerville, NY is your choice!

Our horse farm near Saratoga is dedicated to developing you into the best rider you can be. With a family friendly farm and country hospitality, we offer horseback riding lessons for all levels of riders. Whether young or old, beginner or expert, Olde Saratoga Farms offers individual and group classes to meet the needs of every rider.

Our award-winning horses are gentle, well groomed, well cared for and well loved! Between lessons, our horses are off performing and winning ribbons at local horse shows in the Saratoga area and beyond. Oh yeah, and so are our riders!

Nicknamed "Old Saratoga," Schuylerville provides a beautiful countryside backdrop for our horse farm, and it's less than?10 minutes from Saratoga Springs.

Schedule:

  • Mid Winter Riding Session: 2/24-4/17/14 (7 weeks)
  • Spring Riding Session: 4/21-6/2/14 (7 weeks)
  • Summer Riding Session: 6/16-8/14/14 (9 weeks)

Camps

  • Spring Mini Camp: 4/14-4/16/14 (9AM - 3PM), $65/day, or total is $195
  • Summer Camps: All Camps $70/day, or total is $350
    • #1: 6/30-7/4/14 (9AM - 3PM)
    • #2: 7/14-7/18/14 (9AM - 3PM)
    • #3: 8/25-8/29/14 (9AM - 3PM)

Birthday Parties

You can also host your birthday party at our beautiful horse farm! Young and old alike will enjoy the horseback rides, farm games, food and fun. Call or email us for more information on planning your birthday party here!

Check for more information for lessons, parties and camps on the bottom of this page !!

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from Schuylerville, NY wrote on
My daughter Grace who has some special needs has been riding at Olde Saratoga Farms for years. When she's out there riding she always comments how free she feels. Horses, and Gil has been a great therapy for her.
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from Schuylerville , Ny wrote on
Fabulous place. Gil is a wonderful guy with a heart of gold and his assistant, Amanda, is a doll! Great place!
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from glens falls, ny wrote on
Wow!! Health, healing and horses. Once again, Olde Saratoga farms brings to mind the previous draw to Saratoga. After 3 years of not riding due to a serious injury,Gil had the patience to get me back on one of his wonderful horses! Never in my wildest dreams. Not only is Gil a very skilled horseman, but his love of healing through horses very apparent! I highly recommend this barn for many reasons, but most of all I trust them with my 12 year old daughter!Thank you for all that you do!
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from Saratoga Springs, NY wrote on
There's a reason for FIVE stars, this farm is all that and more! Having been around horses all my life and having Thoroughbred racehorses as my profession, I have been hoping to have my son fall in love with horses and horseback riding on his own. This was the perfect place for him to start! He has been around horses all his life but because the only horses he has known was on the track thoroughbreds, he has not had much of a chance to ride. Gil has given him a chance to fully enjoy and appreciate what it is like to ride and work with horses, on his level. I have to say, at the end of each lesson I feel that I should also pay for myself, I learn so much and I have been working with horses for nearly 40 years! Gil's love for horses and for teaching his students is apparent each and every lesson, and his sense of humor is a bonus!
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responded on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 10:50 PM
Thanks MC for the five stars your to kind. I'm glad our love is appeent and your right I am pretty fun, Lol. It's nice to know someone of your experience and knowledge thinks so much of us. Enjoy your stay in Saratoga, see you again soon! Gil
from Ballston Spa, NY wrote on
My son started riding horses at this farm in September 2013. His instructors Gil and Amanda are always very patient, kind and offer praise. My son loves going to the farm to ride. Gil also makes you feel welcome at his farm. I would definitely recommend his farm for riding lessons. He has numerous horses of different sizes and personality available for all riding levels.
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from New York, NY wrote on
We visited the farm for the first time yesterday. Our 6-year old daughter has a lesson with Gil. She learned more in that one lesson than she has in multiple lessons at other places. Gil was very attentive, patient, and thorough. He's a great instructor!
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from Chicago, iL wrote on
I highly recommend this stable! Staff is highly knowledgable, experienced, and entertaining. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon!
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My 6 year old nephew and I visited Olde Farms 4 weeks ago. He had never been on a horse before and I had only twice in the past. My third experience was certainly the most educational as I felt confident commanding Sasha. She is a great horse which I absolutely loved. My nephew rode Peanut and loved him as well. I only wish that we were riding outside rather than inside that stuffy barn with all that sand dust kicking around. I still give it five stars due to Gil (owner) and his colleague (young lady) who were very nice & helpful. I felt confident that they would be there to resolve any safety issues if any arose. Recommend!!
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responded on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 11:32 PM
Sorry about the dust,the footing get dried out once in a while. The issue has been resolved. Thanks for the five stars! Gil
from Tipperary, Ireland, EU wrote on
I recently moved to saratoga for work and decided to try get back into horse riding. I rode for around several years before so I am not a novice but I havent taken a lesson for about 12 years.. I found Olde Saratoga Farms online and decided to give them a call. I spoke with Gill and we arranged an evening to call out. When I arrived, Gill made me feel instantly comfortable and welcome, we discussed my past experiences and what I wanted to achieve. Having attended two previous riding schools I had a preconceived idea of how the lesson would go - I was wrong. We began by long line lunging my horse to get an understanding of how sensitive she was to commands, this also helped to build the relationship. We then progressed to more advanced techniques such as side stepping to warm her up before riding - all the while Gill was explaining every action along with the logic behind them and the expected result. During the riding section of the lesson, Gill expertly gave me a full refresher of all the basics and he tailored the exercises to my level of riding and progression shown. Having trained under many instructors in the past, I can honestly say Gill is an absolute professional. His method of teaching is a perfect balance between making everything both informative and fun, and he is a gentleman to boot!! I highly recommend Olde Saratoga Farms and cant wait to get back out for my next lesson..
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from Montreal , QC wrote on
I'm in Schenectady for 5 months for work training. So I call up Olde Saratoga Farms(on Easter Sunday!)from the number I found online , and I spoke to Gil. I explained that I had only ridden once before, and I'm very interested to just get out there and have some fun. I was booked the same day for a private lesson! What I expected was just to ride around for a bit and go home. But what I got was MUCH more. Within my 2 hour lesson: I got to see Gil work his magic and mind games in luring the horse out of the paddock, which was very interesting to see! I got to see the horse getting brushed, groomed, cleaned, and fitted to be ready to ride. I got a full safety lesson on how to approach the horse, where safe and danger standing spots are, how to prevent their energy release from harming you, and most importantly, how to be one with the horse. Learning how to communicate with the horse, and better understand how the horse will think was incredibly important. We then did a warm up for the horse, which ensures the safety of both horse and rider. The actual riding lesson consisted of drills and putting to practice everything I learned before getting on the horse. I learned so much during these 2 hours, and my skill level went from low to confident. I can't wait to take another private lesson and get another wonderful experience! To anyone who wants to improve, or just get started, I highly recommend doing a private lesson as you will truly enjoy the horseback riding experience with Gil! Great instructor, very patient, and very passionate about what he does.
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Today is the first lesson for my 6 yrs old daughter, she loves horses and rode horse 3 times before just for fun, so I decided to register this class for her and gave her a try. We met Mr. Gilbert at the front door, my daughter is a little shy in the beginning, but Gilbert is very kind and made her laughing, I knew she likes him. After checking our paperwork, Gilbert gave us a tour, showed to us where horses live and what they wear, then he spent about 10 minutes to introduce how to ride a horse, where is the safest place to approach a horse etc, which is very interesting. Mr. Gilbert is so humor that we don't feel bored before riding a horse. When my daughter was on a horse back, Mr. Gilbert is patient and caring, he is a very experienced coach, he taught my daughter from speaking to a horse Clue, touching him, walking with him to ride him. Clue is a very good behavior horse, he listens to my daughter and interact with her very well. It is a wonderful lesson, I definitely would like to recommend my friends to join with us. The point is that good horses plus good coach! I am glad I have registered this lesson for my daughter. It's worthy!
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responded on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 12:56 PM
Thanks Jia, you are to kind! I always have a good time, somtimes I have moe fun than the students do. See you soon! Gil
from colonial Heights, VA wrote on
On a vacation to visit family we took my 9 year old daughter with her aunt to Olde Saratoga Farm to ride. We had the most amazing day. I was able to ride for fun and she was able to work at her level. The group leaders were knowlegable in all areas of horsemanship and great fun to work with. Highly recommend to anyone looking for lessons, trails or just an experience with horses.
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I have taken my daughter here two times so far in 3 months. I drive up to saratoga from scranton pa. The staff is amazing at teaching, passion and a big heart. Please check it out for yourself.
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Olde Saratoga Farms
responded on Friday, July 05, 2013 at 12:38 AM
Thank you for your kind review. We love what we do. It's our mission to promote the passion of equestrian sports in a safe, fun loving manner for all ages.
from Gansevoort, NY wrote on
What an awesome place for kids to learn how to ride. The owners and instructors do a fantastic job. Wouldn't go any place else!!
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from Saratoga, NY wrote on
What a great farm! Pleasant staff and such great teachers! It's a great place for beginners to get a good feel about horses...and what a fun Birthday party environment for the little horse lover!
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Good for a free half hour introductory lesson by appointment.
Call Gil @ 518-577-0449 for appt. Must live locally.

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