Willow Grove Farm
Willow Grove Farm
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10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Beth K
Silver Spring, MD33 contributions
Aug 2021
This is a small family owned farm with about 15 horses. These Clydesdales are very gentle animals. They appear to be well taken care of and the owners are in touch with their moods. We took an hour hour trail ride through a wooded area next to the farm. We had 5 riders and three guides. It was a walking pace. We were allowed to hang around the farm afterward and visit the horses. We brought apples and carrots to feed the horses. Cost was $75 cash and we also gave a tip. I emailed prior to our trip but did not get a response. I left a telephone message and got a call back in 10 minutes. I made the reservation over the phone. I highly recommend this for anyone who loves horses.
Written 12 August 2021
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Julie C
Lindenhurst, NY5 contributions
Jul 2020
I've admired this farm's Facebook page since 2011.. Well, I finally took a few days and traveled from Long Island, NY for several trail rides and lessons in the arena. I was more than impressed with their string of well cared for Clydesdales and impeccably clean barn, not to mention the perfectly blown out feathers on the herd's legs. Spent three awesome days riding at Willow Grove and looking forward to returning again and again... If you're an experienced rider and looking to improve & refine skills they have some nicely trained horses. The trainer Morgan was a great teacher! Stayed at the Neighbour House B&B down the road and it was lovely.
Written 11 July 2020
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ForTheDogs B
Hellertown, PA27 contributions
Oct 2018
Not only the horses are beautiful spirits but so are the owners, family and staff. Very gracious and friendly.
Written 18 August 2019
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mamagoggle
Middlesex, NJ62 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
Five friends and I visited Willow Grove Farms for an hour long trail ride this weekend. We were a group of older women, one who had never been on a horse at all in her 72 years. The rest of us had very limited riding experience.
The Clydesdales are absolutely beautiful and well taken care of. We signed releases, were fitted with helmets and then paired with our horses. They helped us mount and gave us basic riding instructions (how to hold the reins, steer, stop) and told us what to expect (horses put their heads down, try to snack along the way...). We took a lap around the ring to get comfortable and then crossed the road to the trail.
There were 2 young guides on foot with the 6 of us as we rode. They had lead lines with them so that they could take control of a horse if necessary. If any of us felt uncomfortable at any time, they were there to help out. We all felt very comfortable and safe.
The trail was beautiful as we rode through woods, alongside water, over a bridge and could smell the honeysuckle.
Our hour ride was over too soon. We dismounted (the hardest part...our legs were like noodles after an hour straddling those huge horses..lol). The staff were willing to take photos of us before and after the ride.
Overall, I would highly recommend giving this a try. Gorgeous horses, friendly and helpful guides and an experience you won't forget.
Written 10 June 2019
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Gina B
Morristown, NJ113 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
My husband took me here recently for a trail ride on the Clydesdales as a birthday present. Amazing experience! We had such a great time. The owners of the farm and our guide Carolyn are great. Perfect location right on the Columbia Trail in Long Valley. The cost for trail ride is very reasonable ($75/person). It is more than worth it in my opinion. I’ve done trail rides before but never on a Clydesdale. They’re SO beautiful. I was intimidated by their size when I first arrived but I was best friends with my horse by the end of the trail ride & didn’t want part from her when it was over.
Written 3 June 2019
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Eldo K
12 contributions
Sept 2017 • Family
Our daughter wanted to do a trail ride for her birthday and we decided to test out Willow Grove because of their Clydesdale horses. It was a great experience. Two of us were novices and bit apprehensive riding these giants; however they turned out to be gentle giants. The guides on the farms who accompanied us on the trail rides were wonderful and very helpful; The ride on Columbia Trail was perfect for beginners like us. The horses were wonderful and very responsive and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience- would highly recommend it!
Written 29 April 2018
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Dreijunge
Chester, NJ423 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
My friend, who always organizes a fall horseback riding trip, came across an article about the Willow Grove Clydesdale Farm in neighboring Long Valley. We decided to give it a try. It was a perfect fall day on the Columbia Trail. There were 6 of us in the group & 2 girls from the barn joined us. One walked on foot in the front, the other, on horseback in the rear. I’ve been on many trail rides before in NJ & this was quite boring. No running. 50 minutes of sitting on the back of a horse. Supposed to be a full hour, but I checked my watch as we left & we had 50 minutes. At $70, I don’t think it was really worth it.
Written 20 October 2017
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MitchPhyllis65
Morristown, NJ6,218 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
Recently while driving through the county side we came across the Willow Grove Farm. This is not your typical country farm that sells corn and pumpkins etc. This farm is the home of beautiful Clydesdale Horses or Gentle Giants. Even though my wife and I arrived unannounced we were warmly welcomed and allowed to tour the barns and see the magnificent Clydesdales. What’s really wonderful about the Willow Grove Farm is they offer Clydesdale drawn wagon rides and also guided trail rides on one of these gentle giants. Riding a Clydesdale horse should be #1 on your bucket list of things to experience in your life.
Written 2 October 2016
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natstj
Trondheim, Norway14 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
I had a wonderful experience at willow grove. The staff was wonderful and catered both to experienced riders and beginners. The horses were truly gentle giants. Despite their size, they were very docile, well trained, and clearly well cared for. The trail ride itself was gorgeous on a beautiful quiet path that used to be an old railroad. I'd highly recommend a visit. Along with trail rides and wagon rides, they provide free barn tours and giant "pony rides" for a nominal fee.
Written 2 September 2016
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ridemorefearless
Denver, CO144 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
2 years in a row this has been an excellent experience! I arrange group events for adults and Willow Grove Farm could not have made it easier for me. We were a group of 14 people. The farm split us in 2 groups for a historic wagon ride for half and a horseback trail ride for the other half, and then we switched. The Clydesdale horses are magnificent creature! They're demeanor is gentle for the young and old alike, but that doesn't mean boring. They are huge, which puts a little awe and a tiny fear in everyone, but they are sweet and personable. Furthermore the trainers are exceptional. They know how to handle the horses, but more importantly, the people. We need far more hand holding and instructions. They even lit a campfire for us to enjoy some smores and the beautiful view after the riding was over. I love this farm!
Written 14 April 2015
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