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Saddle Up Stables

3513 Lakeshore Drive, (Rte 9), Lake George, NY
518-668-4801
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Ranked #6 of 25 Attractions in Lake George
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Saddle Up Stables is one of the oldest riding stables in the Adirondacks. We offer a large selection of horses from beginners to experienced riders.... more » Owner description: Saddle Up Stables is one of the oldest riding stables in the Adirondacks. We offer a large selection of horses from beginners to experienced riders. Enjoy a scenic trail ride that offers a beautiful view overlooking Lake George from top of the mountain. Rides last about an hour and leave at anytime between the hours of 9 to 5. No reservations taken. Pony rides available for the little ones. « less
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New Jersey
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310 helpful votes 310 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The hiking rides are absolutely great for first timers. I would do it again. The kids loved there pony rides also

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SaddleUp1, Manager at Saddle Up Stables, responded to this review

So happy you had a great time. Even though we do get many great experienced riders here, we still want to make sure we go over all safety and riding instructions with everyone. We try our best to have nice trails and good horses for our customers to ride. Hope you can come back again to ride at Saddle Up. More

Fishkill, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Was a nice ride and our guide was friendly. I thought the price was a tad high ($50 for an hour long ride). Horses really just play follow the leader. Nice for a beginner rider.

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SaddleUp1, Manager at Saddle Up Stables, responded to this review

Thanks for the response. Our trails are constantly being worked on to make them the best trails in the area. We specialize in views of Lake George from our trails that other stables don't offer. The horses are trained to follow, because we have many people who have never experienced horseback riding and need a gentle horse to ride. I... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My family and I went on the first ride of the day, the variety of horses was impressive and you could really tell how well the horses were taken care of. The staff was friendly and well mannered. Although we informed them we have experience riding, they treated us like beginners. BUT their job is to ensure a safe ride... More

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We went to Saddle Up Stables unprepared for the ride. Even though the website said wear long pants we came in shorts. The guide was kind enough to let us run down to WalMart and purchase longer pants which are very much needed due to the brush. The trails were excellent. Highly recommend.

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Middle Island, NY
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went horseback riding at Saddle Up Stables in 2013, and were sure to return again for another ride during our vacation in Lake George in 2014. It's one of our favorite activities that we 'must do' while in the area. Family owned and operated for almost 70 years. Everyone is cheerful and helpful. Well-trained, well-mannered, well-cared for horses. Last... More

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SaddleUp1, Manager at Saddle Up Stables, responded to this review

So glad you had a great time riding our horses. Thanks for taking the time to let us and others know of your experience at Saddle Up. We really appreciate your kind words. More

New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

As a long time horse rider, I've never been fond of places that overwork their horses all day, leaving them tied to the fence/paddock all day in sweltering heat, flies, and 20+ lb saddles. This is exactly what I found and proof of how overworked these horses were was when mine fell to his knees during a walking trail ride.... More

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SaddleUp1, Manager at Saddle Up Stables, responded to this review

I'm sorry this person feels our horses are overworked. You can look at all of our horses to see how well fed and fat they are. Several large commercial fans are blowing on the horses and there is plenty of shade for them. Being in the Adirondacks is far cooler than being down south or out west at 100+ degrees.... More

East New Market, MD
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

What a lovely place to ride! The trails were well-maintained but still looked natural. The forest views were lovely as was the view of Lake George. Once we left the stable we didn't see traffic, houses, or any signs of civilization--perfect! The staff did a great job of quickly matching each of us with a suitable horse. I am an... More

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SaddleUp1, Manager at Saddle Up Stables, responded to this review

Thank you. We try our best to maintain our trails to provide everyone with the best trails for horseback riding. More

Le Roy, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Our party of 10 went for an afternoon ride. The horses were great and the staff was nice. The trail was mostly shaded and had a great view of the lake from the mountain. I would go back again. Also, you can tell the horses were being taken care of nicely. All the horses were healthy and the staff new... More

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SaddleUp1, Manager at Saddle Up Stables, responded to this review

We appreciate your nice review of our stables. We try hard to provide an enjoyable ride for our customers and a great vacation experience. We love seeing our customers every summer. More

Leominster, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a friendly bunch! Great horses with an easy walking trail. Great view of the lake. There are lots of interesting fact signs to read along the way. Perfect family activity.

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Webster, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I liked the trail ride through the forest. There was a beautiful view of Lake George at one point. It lasted about an hour. The horses were very calm. It was a really great experience for my 8 year old son as well as myself!

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