The Southlands Foundation offers the highest quality boarding and training services to its clients. Few riding schools are able to boast the wide variety of facilities offered at Southlands, some of our amenities are as follows:

  • 38 main-barn stalls, outfitted with rubber mats and seasonal box fans
  • 5 stalls in separate shed-row ‘pony barn’
  • 80’x160′ heated indoor arena with dust-free TravelRight footing
  • 100’x230′ outdoor arena with dust-free TravelRight footing
  • 150’x250′ outdoor arena with S.R.S footing
  • 18 large, grassy turnouts; 7 of them with run-in shed access
  • Heated private, boarder tack room with a wooden tack trunk for each boarder
  • Heated school tack room for all school-horse tack and equipment
  • Three indoor wash stalls with heat lamps and hot/cold water
  • Two outdoor wash stalls
  • Climate-controlled spectator/viewing room, complete with coffee maker
  • Free wireless (WiFi) access to the Internet
  • Latest security and fire safety systems
  • 24-hour on-site staff
  • On-Site laundry facilities
  • Access to miles of trails

Throughout its history, Southlands’ extraordinary landscape has been open to the public. Trails for hiking, bird watching and cross country skiing are made available whenever possible. Since December 1987, a conservation easement donated to Scenic Hudson protects the farm so that it will remain forever green.

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In the late thirties, teaching was what I could do. Land, animals, and people were what I understood. Combining my ability with my interests, the Southlands developed into a unique school aiming to teach all ages respect and love for the land and its animals both wild and tame.
— Deborah Dows