Upcoming Events

Join us at 117 East 24th St for our casual community events with local and not-so-local equestrian luminaries.

Need more information? Visit our events page on Facebook or drop us a line.

Interesting in speaking or hosting an event? Please email jessie(at)manhattansaddley.com!


March 21, 2019: Ask The Judge with USEF "R" Dressage Judge Willette Brown. 5 pm to 7 pm.

Knock off the rust before show season with "R" dressage judge, USDF Gold Medialist and Grand Prix rider Willette Brown!

Willette has achieved the Gold Medal from the United States Dressage Federation (USDF). She is a United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) “R” dressage judge and an active competitive rider, trainer and instructor. Willette has competed event horses through the CCN* level and in dressage at the Grand Prix level. Willette has coached Fédération Équestre Internationale Junior Rider/ Young Rider (FEI JR/YR) and adults to locals, regional and national awards.

Willette recently returning to New Jersey after many years teaching and training in New England and most recently, in Wellington, Florida. She is currently training out of Footlight Farm in Roosevelt, New Jersey.

Willette will give a short talk, then we'll open up the floor for a Q&A.
Trying to stay straight down centerline, improve those collective scores, or need a tip about a young horse? Now's the time!

This event is free and there is no need to RSVP! Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.


April 17, 2019: Meet the Author with Heather Wallace of The Timid Rider. 5 pm to 7 pm.

Join us for a book reading, signing, and Q&A with Heather Wallace, author of the best-selling book "Confessions of a Timid Rider."

Heather Wallace is a Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist (ESMT), and Certified Canine Massage Therapist (CCMT) revealing her journey as a returning adult equestrian in her award-winning blog, The Timid Rider.

Heather plays many roles as a mother, entrepreneur, and writer. Her first book, Equestrian Handbook of Excuses, was a 2017 Literary Selection for the Equus Film Festival. Her bestselling book, Confessions of a Timid Rider, details her insights about being an anxiety-ridden but passionate equestrian and winner of Best Non-Fiction at the 2018 Equus Film Festival. More, her book earned 5 stars with Reader's Favorite and was considered Amazon's #1 Hot New Release in Equestrian.

She is the Media Consultant for The Gobi Desert Cup, a 480-kilometer endurance ride in Mongolia. More, she is also the Content Manager and a regular writer for EquineInfoExchange.com and
contributes to a number of equestrian publications including Sidelines Magazine and Holistic Horse Magazine.

You can follow her on social media @timidrider or at timidrider.com.

This event is free and there is no need to RSVP! Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.


June 13, 2019: Intro to Franklin Balls with Alison Starko-Bowes. 5 pm to 7 pm.

Enjoy an introduction to Franklin Balls for Equestrian with Alysen Starko-Bowes, a Level 3 Franklin Method Educator, a Franklin Method Equestrian Educator and Franklin Method Faculty.

Franklin Balls and the Franklin Ball Method have become popular methods for riders to correct body imbalances, improve body awareness, move more efficiently with their horse and create a new way of thinking about movement. Still curious? Visit http://alysenrose.com/equestrian/ for more!

Alison will give a quick demo of the usages of Franklin Balls and be available for questions, too!

This event is free and there is no need to RSVP! Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.