Saddle Up Stables

Saddle Up Stables, Lake George: Hours, Address, Saddle Up Stables Reviews: 4.5/5

Saddle Up Stables
4.5
Horseback Riding Tours
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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. Children must be 7 years and 50" tall to ride. Hand-led Pony rides and Horse Rides for any age. Summer Season June - September.
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1-2 hours
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Maur
2 contributions
Aug 2021
This was a terrific experience from beginning to end! I never rode a horse before, but the staff was very helpful and calmed my nerves as I mounted the horse they chose for me. The horses are treated well and know how to navigate the trail with first time riders. Our guide, Joe, was extremely knowledgeable about horses and the Lake George area. He made our trail experience so informative and enjoyable. Bravo! Can't say enough positive things about this company. Well worth the money we spent!
Written August 15, 2021
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Bill R
Lakewood Ranch, FL4 contributions
Aug 2021
If your plans don't include a trail ride at Saddle Up Stables we recommend adding it. If it is in your plans, move it up to the top of the list. The staff is outstanding and they really know their business. The trial ride is beautiful and the horses appear to be well cared for and happy. We made an appointment and our names were called right on time. We can't rate Saddle Up Stables high enough. Outstanding!
Written August 20, 2021
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europa0421
Voorhees, New Jersey4 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Had a great time! We were all first time riders and we all felt comfortable with our horses. Everyone was friendly and our guide was great! He talked about the history of the mountains and it was very interesting. We got to see views of Lake George twice throughout the trail so that was a nice surprise.
Written August 1, 2021
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LSte606
Thorndale, PA41 contributions
Aug 2020
The horses seem to be well cared for. They are given long breaks in between rides and have a shady area with fans blowing on them while they are relaxing. They are led to water after a walk and before the next walk. I even saw one of the handlers picking what I call "eye boogers" out of a horse's eyes. So they seem to be loved.

With that said, my biggest beef with Saddle Up Stables is this: the wait time to actually get ON a horse was infuriating. When you have a reservation, whether it be for a horseback ride or dinner or a boat ride, and your reservation is at 11am, and you show up at 10:45 am, you shouldn't have to wait until noon to get on a horse!! If this were a restaurant, I would have walked out. We were getting angry about the wait by 11:30 and then really angry at 11:45 and then about to ask for a refund when they finally called us to ride at 12:00. The anger of the wait overshadowed the joy we should have felt from the ride. There must be a better way this stable can use to handle the flow.

My second complaint was that the staff was patronizing and our guide had, quite literally, nothing to say to us about the area, the history, fun facts, nothing. We are a lively group and tried to engage her in some kind of interaction and she just didn't have the personality for it.... at ALL. We asked her questions and she didn't know anything. We even asked her if she would recommend us to do something in particular in the area since we are from a different state and she said (after contemplation).... I don't know! The only thing she actually said to us was, "we're going down a hill, heels down, toes up and lean back." For the price paid, $70 per person for an hour, I really expected more from Saddle Up.

The trail is completely shaded. Soft, loose dirt and rocks. The 'view of the lake' is twice for about 45 seconds each.
Written August 18, 2020
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We apologize for your long wait last week. This is the first year we are doing reservations due to Covid and limited staff. We understand, no one likes to wait and to keep everyone "happy", we have since limited our availability even more to reduce the wait time. We are doing the best we can without pushing our horses faster and our staff. We want to make sure each rider is fitted to their horse properly and it takes time to load each rider and choose the appropriate horse to match. I'm really sorry the guide you had was not an "outgoing type of person". It is top priority to hire competent horse people as guides and it is always a plus that they are outgoing and talkative.
Written August 19, 2020
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Sue B
50 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Picked a busy day but was worth the wait. Horses were really tolerant and were gentle with us newbies! Kibby didn’t want to go out again right away but was such a trooper and made no fuss. Lil Joe was very tentative and extra careful with his née rider too. Friendly and smiling staff and really good care of the horses. Constantly checking their hooves. Good sign ! And horses were at ease. Noticed they took out an injured horse- cut his leg and that made me feel really confident in the organization. Thanks for a memorable afternoon!!!
Written July 31, 2021
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Renee
Weehawken, NJ4 contributions
Sep 2020
We had a terrific time with Saddle Up Stables! Two of our party of four were pretty nervous and it was very reassuring that the guide (and horses!) completely knew what they were doing. The team was very friendly and Susie, the owner, knows all of the horses personalities and really pairs riders with the horses well. The trail was long enough with a few spots offering beautiful views of the lake. Our daughter left wanting to go back the next day!
Written September 2, 2020
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Tina F
3 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
My entire family had a great time at Saddle Up Stables (kids are 8, 11 & 14). We were all first time riders and the staff was very helpful and encouraging, especially with the nervous adults. Horses were well trained. The ride was smooth with great views of Lake George. In particular, our guide Dustin was amazing. Would highly recommend.
Written September 5, 2020
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WendyandBrady
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Friends
We have been riding at Saddle-Up since my parents started taking us for pony rides over 45 years ago. We ride several times a year while on vacation at Lake George. We are experienced riders but we have also taken many inexperienced friends and family members. The owners do a great job matching the riders with the right horses. The horses are healthy, well trained, and we all have a great time riding through the beautiful scenic trails. We will continue going for many, many years!
Written August 23, 2021
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Sheila H
15 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Disappointing! Checked online and on their flyer said open daily. Some places stated opens at 9am others 10am. So we went for 10am. Pulled into an empty lot, but huge sign at roadside stated OPEN DAILY, so figured we were just the early birds. I got my child out of the car and saw someone heading my way, they informed me they are closed. I asked about why there sign says daily and she stated that in season, which they aren’t yet. (We visited June 22). Once again confusing because if you look on here it states summer season as June-August. Soon after they left another car pulled in hoping to go on a ride too, so I had inform they are closed. I would highly recommend calling before making the drive.
Written June 23, 2022
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Chris D
Seymour, CT2 contributions
Aug 2020
Our guide Audrey was awesome she was very knowledge about the different horses and made conversation through out the trail ride. It was my first time riding a horse and Audrey made me feel comfortable. I will be back next year
Written August 30, 2020
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So glad you had a great ride. Thanks for letting us know and I'll be sure to let Audrey know.
Written September 1, 2020
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Saddle Up Stables is open:
  • Sun - Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM