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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The personal is rude! We stopped by Saddle Up Stables for information and inquired about a few horses we'd like to ride. We were explained that kids can ride the horse they'd like and the adults as well. That was before we paid $192. The story got changed after we've paid. When I've asked for the horse i previously inquire....,... More

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

In response to the lady who was upset because she didn't get the horse of her choice: If you have previously ridden a horse at our stable we will try our best to let you ride that horse again. However on your first trip to our stable, you may not be able to ride just any horse of your choice.... More

Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

We initially stopped by and just did the hand led pony ride, which our two year olds loved, and our older girls enjoyed riding a real horse for the first time (8 and 13). It was a little expensive at $15 for the older girls each and $10 for the little kids. I had been reluctant to do the hour... More

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