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Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Appel Farm is partnering with Lighted Way Equestrian Center to offer horseback riding lessons to campers!

  • Campers travel 12 minutes away to Lighted Way Equestrian Center along with an experienced riding instructor from Appel Farm.
  • Campers attend two-hour classes, Monday through Friday during both minors.
  • Instruction offered for beginning through advanced campers.
  • Families are invited for a performance at the end of each session.

Lighted Way Equestrian Center, a prestigious farm located just 12 minutes from Appel Farm, in Bridgeton, NJ, has created a specialized program for Appel Farm campers to combine horseback riding with the arts.

For an additional cost, campers can choose to enroll in the program as both of their minors and will spend every afternoon learning about horse care, riding techniques, dressage style riding, and even jumping, and will work towards a choreographed performance on horseback.

  • $400.00 for 2-Weeks: approx. 11 two-hour lessons w/ performance
  • $550.00 for 4-Weeks: approx. 18 two-hour lessons w/ performance
  • $850.00 for 6-Weeks: approx. 29 two-hour lessons w/ performances
  • $1,000.00 for 8-Weeks: approx. 36 two-hour lessons w/ performance

Lighted Way Equestrian Center

Leader: Lynn Stokking

162 Pecks Corner-Cohansey Rd., Bridgeton, NJ 08302

609-668-8313

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The Program

Lighted Way fosters an environment that encourages campers to build their own confidence by guiding them through an understanding of the horses and their relationship with them.

Campers are given personalized instruction, tailored to each individual’s skill and comfort level, that encompasses all aspects of horsemanship.

The horseback riding program at Lighted Way not only gives campers a new or refined skill in working with horses, it honors the spirit of the artistic programs offered at Appel Farm, such as creativity and responsibility.

Riders learn riding skills, and at the end of the program, present a choreographed musical performance on horseback to demonstrate their knowledge and abilities.

Our summer camp curriculum in partnership with Lighted Way offers riding instruction for riders of all disciplines and skill levels. Whether campers have never been near a horse before, or if they are accomplished equestrians in western or English riding, we have something to offer.

We believe in a thorough equine education including care and theory of training as well as riding for competition and pleasure. Our campers are free to enjoy horses in a fun, wholesome, family-oriented atmosphere.

About Lighted Way Equestrian Center

Located in picturesque southern New Jersey, the center is a premier, award-winning educational center and a full care boarding facility with large indoor and outdoor arenas, expert staff, and beautiful award winning horses. Trainers at the center specialize in dressage/hunters/jumpers lessons, but can help riders of all disciplines.

Learn more from Lighted Way’s Director, Lynn Stokking!

My name is Lynn A. Stokking. I have been the director and trainer for Lighted Way Equestrian Program, LLC for approximately 12 years. The following is a brief bio of my experience.

Beginning with a retired British Cavalry colonel in the late 1960’s, my exposure to horsemanship has always been about safety, putting the welfare of the horse first, and the benefits of correct riding to a happy healthy horse.

Growing up playing the cello under the instruction of my father, 1st cellist for the Philadelphia Orchestra for 25 years, and piano with my mother, a classically trained concert pianist, it seemed only natural that my ability to relate the rhythm, tempo and time signatures in music to riding. Each gate has its own time signature and a steady rhythm and tempo need to be maintained and synchronized with the horse. We use music often to help horses and riders relax and bring each other together in many ways.

As a trainer, educator, competitor, and schooling show judge, my career spans over 40 years. Seeking the education from the best of the best throughout my life was an example set by both my parents that I strive to pass on to all my students. My education spans many disciplines including dressage/hunters/jumpers/hunt seat equitation medals, and also driving. Some of my coaches along the way have included George Morris, Frank Chapot, Jack Le Goff, Thomas Ritter, George Williams, Jack Poksay and many more. Through it all, I recognize that dressage is essential to the fundamentals in all disciplines.

I am truly looking forward to enhancing the experience for the students at Appel Farm and look forward to meeting you all.

Lynn Stokking