Whether You've Always Dreamed of Horses or Are Starting Again

Irish Manor Stables -

The Home of Your Eventing Dreams

Supporting Adult Riders

Are you searching for a place where your unique needs as a rider are understood?

At Irish Manor Stables, we've designed an environment that not only fosters your skills, but champions your dreams, all while supporting you at your current level.

Systematic Instruction

With a focus on systematic, curriculum guided instruction and fundamental horsemanship skills, our ARIA certified instructors provide the tools, guidance, and support you need to overcome fears, build confidence, and achieve your riding goals.

Growth Minded Community

Having goals and seeking to improve are things to celebrate. We've designed the Irish Manor Academy with you in mind. Here, we foster a safe, supportive, and judgment-free environment where you can hone your skills, build your confidence, and truly enjoy the process of learning.

We're Here for


Our unique academy-style approach pairs riders with safe, well trained horses that are appropriate for their level of riding. Our dedicated and knowledgeable, ARIA certified instructors deliver systematic riding instruction and fundamental horsemanship knowledge, empowering you to become a confident, well-rounded equestrian.

For Your Success

A place where your goals are within reach, where your dreams are nurtured, and where your passion for eventing is shared. Irish Manor Stables is where your riding dreams become a reality.

Academy Style Instruction

Our programs are more than just riding lessons; they're structured pathways to your aspirations - large or small.

Sales -

Find Your Heart Horse

Looking to buy? We offer talented, hand-selected sales horses, imported from Ireland, specifically chosen to match the goals and skill levels of the adult amateur rider.

Lessons & Leasing -

Flexible Options

Whether it's private instruction, group lessons, or a horse lease tailored to your skill level, we offer flexible options to suit your needs and help you achieve your eventing goals.

Not local to our area? We have you covered too with our selection of online courses! You can find more information by clicking on the online courses tab in our navigation bar.

Facilities -

for Your Comfort Too

Our state-of-the-art facilities, located in Hunterdon County, NJ are designed with both the horse and rider in mind.

Enjoy a climate-controlled tack room, a heated/air-conditioned viewing lounge with internet access, and a full bath and kitchenette.

All season riding is made possible with our attached indoor with mirrors and sound system. Master your dressage skills in our regulation dressage ring.

Fine tune your basic skills and stadium jumping in the expansive outdoor arena. Build up your eventing skills to go boldly around our cross country jump course!

Our property, managed by owner and head trainer, Stephanie Swites, offers direct access to the scenic Covered Bridge Trail Association system.




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Begin Your Journey to Eventing Success Today

Embrace your passion, step towards your goals, and find your place in a supportive community.

Head over to our Services page to book your first lesson or learn more about our leasing and sales options.

At Irish Manor Stables, we're not just about riding - we're about empowering you to pursue your dreams, reach your goals, and become the confident, skilled equestrian you aspire to be. It's time to make your eventing dreams a reality.

Services Spotlight

Academy Lessons | Eventing Instruction For Adult Riders

Online Courses | Continue Your Equestrian Education Wherever You Are

Sales Horses | Imported From Ireland Just For You

On Site Leases | Additional Riding Time & A Feel For Ownership

Hear From Our Community


Don't just take our word for it. Listen to the experiences of fellow adult riders who found their confidence, community, and joy in riding at Irish Manor Stables.

“As an adult getting back into riding after 15+ years was pretty intimidating. But IMS and Steph took away my insecurities and catered lessons to my skill level. She has lesson horses for every level of rider and focuses not only on your riding but also on horse management.

Steph lets me ask all kinds of questions to increase my horsemanship and is committed to helping me achieve my goals. And it’s not just about lessons! IMS offers all kinds of events and activities to create a warm and supportive community from gymkhana to barn shows, Christmas parties, Ladies nights, trail rides and more.

There is truly something for every level of rider here. There is no other barn I would recommend and certainly no other trainer. Thank you IMS for getting me hooked on riding again!!”

Sarah H.

Special thanks to Stephanie Swites and Irish Manor Stables for your professional representation of the imported Irish gelding, Ted [Gortfadda By Design], purchased by our client and placed in our program. Ted is handsome, talented and kind—a credit to his breed and to your services.

We look forward to many years with him and will continue checking your website for others like him.

Carla Hawkinson

Affiliate Broker, Blackberry Farm Real Estate, LLC, Equestrian Program

“Irish Manor Stables is a great place to ride.

I came back to riding after many years out of the saddle and needed to work on strength and confidence. The Irish Manor team has helped me so much with both.

They emphasize learning, safety, and fun! The school horses are wonderful, and the team can easily work with all levels, from the once a week lesson rider to the more serious eventer.

I’m so glad to have found this barn!”

Beth C.

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