Rockwood Park Stables is located in Rockwood Park the city park in Saint John, New Brunswick. Rockwood Park is one of the largest municipal parks in Canada and is located in the North End of the city. The park encompasses 2200 acres of upland Acadian mixed forest, many hills and several caves, as well as several freshwater lakes, a golf course and the city’s zoo, with an extensive trail network for horse back riding.
The park was designed by Calvert Vaux, one of the designers of New York City’s Central Park, in the mid-19th century. The park was initially established around Lily Lake during the late 19th century, and was named in a vote by citizens in the area around the park. The World Speedskating Championships were held in the park in 1926, attracting 25 000 fans.
Since 1993 the Rockwood Park stables has been a privately owned and operated business. Over these years Lees and Mike White alone with their animals have been lucky to live in the park and operate their business for everyone to enjoy. Rockwood park has had horses there since the beginning and the Whites have been dedicated to keeping the horses a part of Rockwood Park.
The stables are a year round business with trail rides, riding lessons, pony rides, wagon rides and sleigh rides in the winter.
The business is open to the public, free of charge, to come in and see the horses and the events that may be going on everyday, with some exceptions.
Rockwood Stables with Rockwood Riding run a lesson program almost everyday through the week that the public is welcome to come and watch.
Rockwood Riding School has 2 horse shows at the Stables each year open to spectators free of charge. This year however we happy to announce that we will be having our last show at the Exhibition Park in September at the ANE.