Millbrook is heaven for equestrians, both beginners and long-time devotees. All manner of horse-related activity takes place here.
Cedar Crest Farm Equestrian Center. A 70-acre boarding and instruction facility, the center offers lessons in cross-country riding and stadium jumping. Adult sessions start at $56 (group lesson) and climb to $87 (private lesson with senior staff member). 2054 Rte. 83, Pine Plains, NY, 12567. 518/398–1034.
Western Riding Stables. At Western Riding Stables, a Western riding experience can include trail and moonlight rides and horseback pack trips. A 4-mile, 1- to 1½-hour introductory trail ride starts at $65; the most popular ride is a 2½-hour adventure ride ($90) that includes a stop for lunch. Ten nights a month, you can sign up for a 9-mile moonlight ride which costs $125 and includes dinner cooked over an open fire. 228 Sawchuck Rd., Millerton, NY, 12546. 518/789–4848. www.westernridingstables.com.