GallopNYC is pleased to announce the acquisition of the horse stables near Forest Park, Queens, operated for many years as Lynne’s Riding School, at 88-03 70th Road, Forest Hills, NY 11375. The stable will be known as GallopNYC Forest Hills.
GallopNYC plans to use the stable primarily for full time therapeutic riding programming, but will also offer limited lessons to the general public as part of our horse education programming. The stable acquisition will allow considerable expansion of our programs.
For information on riding at GallopNYC Forest Hills call Beth or Aine at 718 261 7679 or email us at ForestHills@GallopNYC.org.
“We’ve loved working at Lynne’s for the last five years, and we look forward to offering riding at Lynne’s high standards. We have a waiting list of 900 riders for our city- wide therapeutic programs and with the additional capacity in Forest Hills we can serve many of them.” said Alicia Kershaw, ED of GallopNYC.
Lynne is generously donating all her horses and barn equipment to GallopNYC. GallopNYC also will offer lessons at Sunrise Stables, in Lindenwood, Queens, where the Forest Hills horses will have the opportunity for some outdoor R&R, and four other NYC locations. Lynne will continue to have an active a role at the stable.
Dr. David Reis and Mr. Randy Reis of KellerWilliamsNYC were instrumental to bringing the parties together and provided the brokerage services pro bono. Bloomberg Philanthropies and many generous donors and GallopNYC board members helped fund the acquisition. Dechert LLP provided pro bono legal services.