Equestrian Day Pass

Open Season & Hours

8:00am until dusk

The trails are accessible to horseback riders and carriage drivers during daylight hours from April 28 through November 14, except during the following events:

Saturday, May 11

Trail Ride and Poker Run. Click here for more information. 

Saturday, June 15

Millbrook Hunt Hunter Pace. Register here. 

Saturday, June 22

Hoof Printz 4-H Hunter Pace.

Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 3-6

Four-in-Hand Club Drive and Annual Meeting

Sunday, Oct. 13

Comfort Zone Camp Hunter Pace.

Sunday Oct. 27

Millbrook Pony Club Hunter Pace.

The trails remain open when the Millbrook Hunt is at Wethersfield or in the vicinity. However, as you plan your ride please be aware that the Millbrook Hunt will be in the area the following mornings: 

Thursday, Nov. 7

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Regulations for Use of Trails

 

  • The trail participant must sign the Wethersfield Equestrian Waiver (once per year). Equestrian Waivers can be signed online here.  Paper waivers are also available at the trailhead. 

  • Please observe a carry in / carry out policy.

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • No smoking.

  • No bicycle riding allowed.

  •  The property closes at dusk.

  • Please stay on the designated trails. 

  • Dogs are not permitted while riding. 

Rules for Horseback Riding and Carriage Driving
  • ASTM/SEI Certified riding helmets are required for all riders and carriage drivers.

  • Horses must always be attended or securely tied to their trailer.

  • Riding and driving are not permitted near the Main House, Gardens, Stables and Horse pastures (except for passing on Pugsley Hill Road), unless following a marked trail during an organized event.

In Case of Emergency

Kevin Malloy, Head Groundskeeper at (845) 464-6483

Matthew Speer, Program Director at (917) 225-1002

Online Payment

Click the button below to purchase your equestrian day pass. Print the receipt and place it on your windshield as proof of purchase:

The Wethersfield Institute provides  cultural, spiritual, and intellectual programs through the generosity and support of people like you.

Wethersfield is privately maintained by the Wethersfield Foundation, and relies on your generosity and support to conserve the estate and make its gardens and grounds available for public use.

With a focus on restoration, Friends of Wethersfield funds conservation projects that maintain the estate, gardens, and grounds in accordance with their original aesthetic splendor.

The garden and trails are closed for the season.  

257 Pugsley Hill Rd., Amenia, NY 12501

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