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Claremont Riding Academy (former)

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One of the city's oldest stables, now closed

Place Details

Borough : Manhattan
Neighborhood : Upper West Side
Infrastructure, What New Yorkers Find Beautiful, Recreation, Historic Site & Museum

Place Matters Profile

The owner of Claremont Riding Academy closed the business on April 30, 2007, telling the New York Times that the cause included rising costs as well as a decreasing numbers of riders, caused in part by the difficulty of using bridle paths in Central Park that are crowded with other uses.

Founded in 1892, the Claremont Stables was the oldest continually operating stable in Manhattan. Its history is intimately linked to the changing role of horses and riding in New York City, and it provides an important link to the city's equestrian past.


Sources

Landmarks Preservation Commission: Claremont Stables (Now Claremont Riding Academy). New York City, August 14, 1990. Designation List 226 LP-1658.

Toman, Caroline. "Claremonth Rides High With Future Plans." Westsider, August 22, 1985.

Westsider. "City Stops Horsing Around: Stables are Sold but Kept in the Family." June 18-24, 1998.

On The Web

Clarmont RIding Academy

Nominations

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The oldest operating riding stable in Manhattan.


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