Ridgefield Parks and Recreation offering horseback riding

A horse is seen at The New Canan Mounted Troop, (NCMT), in a previous year. The Ridgefield Parks and Recreation department has partnered with Stepping Stone Farm in Ridgefield to offer beginner, and advanced horseback riding lessons to children in kindergarten through the fifth grade.

A horse is seen at The New Canan Mounted Troop, (NCMT), in a previous year. The Ridgefield Parks and Recreation department has partnered with Stepping Stone Farm in Ridgefield to offer beginner, and advanced horseback riding lessons to children in kindergarten through the fifth grade.

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Ridgefield Parks & Recreation has partnered with Stepping Stone Farm to offer beginner and advanced-beginner horseback riding lessons to children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Students will learn safety around horses, how to halter and lead a horse, the basics of horse care and more.

Stepping Stone Farm, located at 20 Mopus Bridge Road in Ridgefield, has indoor/outdoor arenas and more than 45 years of experience teaching riding. Sign up through Ridgefield Parks & Recreation and save compared to regular rates. Students are required to wear a helmet (a bicycle helmet is acceptable), long pants, and shoes/boots with heels. Spaces fill quickly.

The next session of the Mac Donald-Pin dance program for children and adults at the Recreation Center begins on Jan. 26.

Adults will get fit and have fun in our tap and ballet classes. Students in preschool through 12th grade, will explore the world of dance in our ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and combination classes. Both adult and youth classes culminate with an optional dance recital in June.

For more information, visit ridgefieldparksandrec.org or call (203) 431-2755.