Be Brooklyn Equine [formerly Kensington Stables Pony Club]
Be Brooklyn Equine [formerly Kensington Stables Pony Club]



Details of the summer program are still being finalized. Please call the stable for more information.

Kensington Stables Pony Club is a safe and fun program which is geared for young equine enthusiasts. We accept children from six years old to 10 years old. The children learn hands-on about caring for the horses and the barn. Kids in the Pony Club program are given the chance to appreciate the hard work that goes into caring for these gentle giants. The kids will be able to develop close bonds with their favorite horse or pony in the barn. There is a lesson on horseback riding every day. We also have horse themed arts and crafts.

We provide a safe enviroment in which there are only five children per counselor.

The hours are from 10 AM to 4 PM Monday to Friday.

Lunch is not included so please send a boxed lunch!

Helmets are provided however some parents like their children to have their own helmet. Helmets are available at $55 each. Those are the International Air Lite helmets and they are available in blue, green, black, white, gold, silver and purple. However we can have any helmet made by International ordered for you and have it ready for the first day of pony club. Please allow four weeks notice.

Reviews (11)

  • horseback riding

    My daughter, who is 6, has been attending Be Brooklyn Equine since fall, and she absolutely loves it. It’s s great program, and we feel very lucky to have it right here in Brooklyn. My daughter became a confident rider, and she had no prior experience with horses whatsoever. Brooklyn Equine runs this camp in 3 month sessions, and the Spring semester is about to start. Each class/session is 2.5 hours, and they do a combination of horseback riding lessons and horse care. The instructors, and everybody, who works at the stables is great, and the horses are very well taken care of. (Please ignore very old reviews on yelp. The business has a new owner. You can tour the stables directly and talk to their staff). They can definitely use better marketing/advertising. If you email to, Xio, she will be able to help you.
  • horse riding lessons close to the city

    I took lessons at Kensington Stables. You ride in Prospect Park and they were great. I had an excellent teacher.
  • Horseriding in Brooklyn and gear

    Two of my kids take lessons at Brooklyn Equine, which is in the space that used to be Kensington Stables. Depending on what you’re looking for, your daughter might love it.
  • Horseriding in Brooklyn and gear

    Brooklyn Equine is currently running an afterschool program at Kensington Stables. they are in the process of revamping all the programs available (transitioning to the new ownership), so currently no trail rides or outside lessons, but you could contact Xio at My daughter (12) took part in their summer camp this past summer and has been taking part in the afterschool program this past year. She LOVES it!! They have been making capital upgrades to the stables and buying new horses geared towards lessons, so I am very hopeful that the stables will be able to stay in their present location. The next session of the afterschool program starts next week. Reach out to Xio ( and ask her to send you info. As for gear, we’ve gotten most of ours online from Schneider Saddlery (; they sometimes have sales.
  • Responses: Affordable Bday Venues and Entertainment

    We just did my 3 year olds bday in the park and hired a pony ($125) from Kensington Stables. We provided brunch food and cake and had ponies rides - kids had a blast. This was significantly less than the “party packs” that many companies (ie My Gym) provide. Good luck!
  • Review from 2015 Summer Camp Survey

    Age of Child: 6 Likes: My daughter was initially very excited about horse camp. She enjoyed the riding lessons each day however due to the general unfriendliness of the staff, she started to dislike going each day... What would you change? My daughter was very excited about the program initially however the woman in charge of the program isn't very warm/fuzzy... and neither are any of the teen/young adult teachers/instructors. My daughter was one of the youngest campers (everyone else was around 9-11 years old) so I think she would have had more fun if she were a bit older. My main critique would be the level of pleasantness of the staff... my daughter enjoyed the horse back riding and taking care of the horses... she just never clicked with any of the staff which made her want to only attend one week of camp. Would you send your child(ren) again? No Do you recommend? Recommend with reservations Do you have any other information to add? If my daughter wants to attend next summer, no problem... I just don't think that will happen!
  • Review from 2013 Summer Camp Experience

    Age of Child: 8 Likes: My daughter liked riding ponys! Friends are not separated, so she got to hang out with her pals. They counselors always make sure you have water. Kids also learn to "tack" & groom their horses. What would you change? My child would like even more time with the horses. Would you send your child(ren) again? Yes Do you recommend? Highly recommend
  • Re: Horseback riding

    There is only 1 stable left in any NYC park now, and that is Kensington Stable at the corner of prospect park SW. They offer pony rides for most ages- give them a ring.
  • Kensington Stables summer camp

    We sent our 7 year old daughter there last summer and she loved it. She really enjoyed getting to ride rhw ponies. They only ride for about 45 mins a day and after that they do arts and crafts and play games and do some grooming of the horses too. It was very unstructured - not super scheduled or really very organized at all. So if your child likes more free form things, he will do well. It is almost all girls for some reason so your son might want to see if a friend would sign up with him. I think I saw 2 boys there in the 3 weeks we went. One more thing. The registration process was very unorganized. I has to call 3 times to finally get someone to take my money. Also the woman who leads it is pretty unorganized and I felt a bit brusque. But if you can overlook that stuff, I would say it is a very fun camp for kids who like horses.
  • 2012 Summer Camp Survey

    Camp Kensington Stables Kensington Day Care or Sleep Away-- DC Program: Pony Riders Camp Age of Child: 7 Likes: She loved getting to ride a different pony each day. Also she enjoyed the horse themed arts and crafts and the horse themed games. It's very unstructured which was confusing to her at first but then she began to like it. It seems like they sort of hung out a lot but she enjoyed her time there. And she felt (and I observed) that they take great care of the horses. What would you change? The program is super disorganized. I had read that on PSP or I would have been even more annoyed. I had to call them 4 times to pay! You don't get any info in the mail or via email ahead of time. You just show up. And when you get there, they don't have a great system for checking the kids in and knowing if you have paid. Plus the woman who runs it is fairly gruff. But that was all on my side of things. My daughter really enjoyed her time with the horses and the other kids so we will be going back. Just expect that the administration piece will be disorganized. Would you send your child(ren) again? Yes Do you recommend? Recommend Do you have any other information to add? Review from 2012 Summer Camp Experience
  • Review from Summer Camps Survey, 2010

    Age of Child: 7 Likes: He liked the riding lessons and working with the horses. On the first day of the week the kids are put in mixed age groups and they work together as a team to come up with an original play to perform on the last day of the week incorporating one of the horses and that was really fun too. I loved that it was totally child generated with very little input from the counselors. What would you change? I wish they could find a way to encourage more boys to this camp. My son was one of only 3 boys and while he really enjoyed it, I think it would have been more fun if it was more even. Would you send your child(ren) again? Yes Do you recommend? Highly recommend Do you have any other information to add? This is not a very structured camp (except for the riding lesson), but that was something that I really liked about it. I loved that the kids really just got to spend time working on things together (for better or worse!).