Horse Shows, Pony Rides and Santa’s Workshop at Lord Stirling Stable Holiday Festival December 1-2

A family enjoys a visit to Santa's Workshop at the Friends of Lord Stirling Stable Winter Holiday Festival, 256 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, December 1 & 2, 2018.

From the Friends of Lord Stirling Stable:

The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable (FLSS) will present their 20th Annual Holiday Festival on Saturday and Sunday, December 1 & 2, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. The Festival will take place at the Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, NJ.

Children will enjoy hayrides through the woods to see Santa at his house (weather permitting).  Santa’s Workshop will be open for games, craft projects, food, and more. Pony rides will be available at various times throughout the Festival.

Adults will enjoy exploring the offerings at the annual Silent Auction, which will benefit the Lord Stirling School Horse Retirement Fund, another FLSS initiative. Themed gift baskets, specialty items, and gift certificates for local businesses will vie for bidders’ attention. The FLSS gift shop will offer unique items for purchase.

In conjunction with the festivities, guests are invited to enjoy the first annual Drill Team Competition and Junior Horse Shows that provide Lord Stirling students the opportunity to showcase the horsemanship skills they have learned in class. The Drill Competition begins at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, with a performance by the Adult Drill Team at 1:30 P.M.  The Junior Horse Show starts at 9:00 A.M. on Sunday and includes a performance by the Junior Drill Team at 1:00 P.M. Spectators are invited to enjoy the shows from the climate controlled viewing area.

Admission and parking are free. Tickets for pony and hay rides will be available for $1.00 each, or 12 for $10.00.

Friends of Lord Stirling Stable is a 501(c) (3) organization of youth and adult volunteers working with the Somerset County Park Commission to support the activities of Lord Stirling Stable through contribution of ideas, time, and revenue.

Information about other Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found on the Internet at