HIDDEN LAKE FARM RIDING SCHOOL INC. WELCOMES YOU
Happily celebrating our 50th anniversary. Hidden Lake Farm has been a landmark on the North Fork of Long Island providing riding lessons to generations of equestrians of all ages. In addition to riding lessons we offer daily and weekly Summer Pony Camp, leasing of horses for fox hunting and pacing on and off of Long Island. New this season we will be offering pony rides and children's pony parties on the farm
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ABOUT JACKIE BITTNER
Jacqueline “Jackie” Bittner is the owner and head trainer of Hidden Lake Farm Riding School currently celebrating its 5Oth Anniversary at the same location. Jackie was recently featured in the documentary “Harry and Snowman” and mentioned in the best- selling book “The Eighty Dollar Champion”.
Jackie has had a life- long relationship with horses getting her first pony at 3 years old. She trained seriously with Harry de Leyer during her years at the Knox School and for many years after. Also, Captain Vladmir Littaur wrote many books and pamphlets using her pictures. At several of his clinics, she demonstrated for him. In addition she showed many sale horses to top riders for Alex Konyot of Davey, Florida. Jackie spent time training in Neuchatel, Switzerland. She also had a very successful career showing horses at venues including Madison Square Garden in New York City and the Meadowlands in New Jersey.
She has been a member of the Smithtown Hunt for over 50 years filling all positions including a mastership for 12 years. While a Master she was
awarded the Friendship Award from the Belle Meade Hunt in Georgia. Jackie has fox hunted and paced with many different hunts including Exmoor in Somerset, England. She also received the Supremacy Award as a student at The Knox School in St James, NY.
Although she started out as an elementary school teacher, she quickly realized she was meant to teach riding. Many of her students have gone on to become Masters and have continued to be successful in the hunt field, show ring and eventing. Some have followed in her footsteps becoming riding instructors themselves. When referring to her many students Jackie states: “I’m proud to have been a part of their lives and continue to enjoy their friendships.”
What We Offer
Registration for Pony Camp at Hidden Lake Farms Riding School is now open!
Campers will spend fun filled days learning all about horses and their care. Activities include grooming and handling, horse care, horse related crafts and games, painting ponies, horse/pony costume parties and more. In addition, each camper will receive a daily private riding lesson with Miss Jackie.
*All Pony Camp staffers are NYS certified teachers and life-long equestrians.
Boots and Helmet will be provided for the riding lesson. Students should wear long pants and cool comfortable clothing. As we will be outdoors sunscreen and a hat are highly recommended. In addition all students should bring water, a snack and lunch. Carrots for the horses are always appreciated!
The hours are from 9am to 1pm and you may register by the week (M-F) or daily. Camp will start the first week of June on Saturdays and Sundays only, and then on Monday through Friday starting July 2nd till the end of August.
The cost of the camp is $100 a day or $425 for the week.
Classes are limited to 8 students
A $100 registration fee is required to hold your child’s place when registering for a week
PONY RIDES AND PONY PARTIES
Start your little ones equestrian career on one of our pretty ponies. We will do our best to accommodate walk-ins, however reservations are appreciated. Photo taking encouraged. We’ll bring the fun, you bring the carrots!
LESSONS AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND
Riding lessons are available for all ages and skill levels year round. Lessons are offered by the hour and half hour. Reservations for lessons are required and cancellations must be made with 24 hrs. notice. While proper riding attire is appropriate and appreciated, helmets and boots are provided. If the student does not have breeches they should wear long pants and a well- fitting comfortable top.
My goal is to foster a lifelong love of riding while teaching the correct fundamentals of hunt seat equitation. Safety and fun are always a top priority at HLF!
Call 631 495 3000 for reservations and pricing information
Full board available with all day turnout on our beautiful 33 acre farm. Your horse(s) will be expertly cared for by our groom who lives on the premises. Grooming, exercising, etc. are available for an additional charge. We offer box stalls, large indoor arena with new footing, outdoor riding rings, and a well maintained cross country/hunt course. Our turnout pastures exceed any other on Long Island.
PLEASE CALL US AT 631 495 3000 FOR ANY AND ALL INQUIRIES. IF WE ARE UNABLE TO TAKE YOUR CALL LEAVE A MESSAGE AND WE WILL GET BACK TO YOU ASAP. ALSO, BE SURE TO CHECK OUT AND LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: JACKIE BITTNER.