Claremont Riding Academy operated on 175 West 89th Street from 1892 to 2007. It was the last public stable in Manhattan. Those of us old enough to remember the quirky facility with big columns in the arena and the happy times galloping along Central Park bridlepaths (and getting secret joy from surprising joggers) look back on the establishment with great fondness and a tug of melancholy. We present below a roundup of images of the venerable academy. Want to see riders in action at Claremont? Check out this YouTube video for a smile.
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