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Horseback Riding & Wine Tasting

Union Square
Union Square
Broadway at East 18th Street
to 5:30PM
9:00AM to 5:30PM
Arrive by 8:45AM

About the trip

Ride through a winter wonderland

What We Love

  • Hit the trails on horseback
  • Beautiful winter scenery
  • Visit an intimate New York winery
  • Embrace winter with new friends

Your Day

Join us for a day of riding and wine tasting. Start with a lovely drive upstate to the stables, which sit on hundreds of wooded acres and boast some of the best riding trails in the Northeast. After a short safety briefing, get acquainted with your horse. The lively but well-mannered horses have names like Uno, Dos and Tres. We will saddle up, then ride for one hour with an experienced wrangler through a winter wonderland of rocky terrain, hills, and some narrow paths. Next, we will drive to a beautiful vineyard in the Hudson Valley for a wine tasting. Enjoy a sample of reds and whites and have fun exploring the grounds of the winery. Many weekends will include live music as well!

Perfect for: New horseback riders, experienced riders looking for a relaxing day

Note: Maximum weight 225 lbs (including clothing and shoes).

Level 1/10
Union SquareBroadway at East 18th Street
9:00AM to 5:30PMArrive by 8:45AM

Here’s what you need


Essential Gear
  • Lunch (You may also purchase lunch at the winery when we arrive after 2PM. We recommend bringing some snacks)
  • Snacks
  • Two liters of water
  • Extra non-cotton socks
  • ID for the winery
Recommended Gear
  • A thermos of hot soup, tea, or coffee
  • Hand / Foot warmers
  • Chapstick
  • Camera
  • Additional layers


Essential Clothing
  • Ski or snowboarding gear, including a warm, waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable, moisture wicking base layers
  • Waterproof hiking boots with non-cotton socks (required)
  • Warm hat
  • Weatherproof Gloves
  • Neck buff or balaclava
  • Sunglasses

What's Included

  • Expert guides
  • Wine tasting of 4-6 wines
  • Transportation
  • Park permits
  • Gratuity for trail guides
Not Included
  • Additional Wines
  • Gratuity for your Discover Outdoors guide
  • Meals

Drive to Meet

Have your own transportation? Select the "drive to meet" option at check out. You'll meet your guide at Echo Lake Stables in Newfoundland, NJ at 10:00 AM. After the ride, you'll follow your guide approximately 30-40 minutes to the winery. Please note, there is a fee to park at the winery.


Weather conditions can be quite different from the city in the mountainous regions we visit. Temperatures can be expected to be quite cooler as we head north or to higher elevations and we'll likely encounter more snow accumulation between early winter and spring. Keep your eyes out for an email from our team a few days in advance of your trip. That email will provide updated weather conditions and will alert you to anything additional you should put in your pack to prepare. We head outside in any weather, as long as we know it's safe, and we don't let a little snow or wind ruin a chance for an adventure. You can contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions about preparing for trail conditions.

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