Zubrod Stables has been a premier riding program in Louisville for over 50 years, and has been in its current location for the past 25.
Zubrod Stables is proud to be a family affair with three generations now working at the barn. Zubrod Stables is headed by matriarch Bonnie Zubrod and her daughter, Cindy Zubrod Boel, while Bonnie’s two granddaughters, Renee and Deveau, work as the assistant trainer and an instructor, respectively. Cindy, and the others at Zubrod Stables pride themselves in working with young, inexperienced riders to give them the confidence they need to succeed in and out of the show ring.
Zubrod Stables offers Saddle Seat riding lessons for all ages and experience levels. Inexperienced riders begin with private, 30-minute lessons learning to control their horse and the correct body position at the walk, trot and canter. As riders advance, they may ride in a group lesson with other riders at their same level. The advanced lessons focus on the fine points of performance and equitation.
The business also offers double-saddle lessons. This gives riders as young as 3-years-old the chance to learn while riding with one of our instructors. This also allows riders to advance more quickly, keeps their enthusiasm, and offers more timid riders the extra confidence they need.
This summer, Zubrod Stables will offer two day camps. They are June 18 to 20 and July 30 through Aug. 1. The camps are from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (before- or after- care is available for an additional charge). The camps are for all ages and experience levels. Campers are divided into groups by age and experience level – so feel free to bring siblings. Children can be as young as 4 all the way up to teens.
Campers will learn all the basics of horse care, grooming, and handling the horse, tacking up, etc. and will have daily horseback riding lessons. And the kids will get to show off their new skills in a Fun Show the last day of camp, where parents are invited to attend.
Zubrod Stables features over 40 permanent stalls and a large, indoor year-round riding arena, as well as a climate-controlled viewing lounge, indoor wash racks, tack, and feed rooms, restroom and outdoor pastures.
Space is limited and a $100 deposit is required to hold a spot. Zubrod Stables is located at 3500 Locke Lane in Prospect.