I was inspired by another blogger who posted about an Edwardian riding academy in Montreal (sidesaddlegirl.blogspot) and thought I'd post some photos and information about the Claremont Riding Academy in New York near Central Park. Could you imagine renting a horse for the afternoon to go for a ride through Central Park?
It was built in 1892 and housed horses on the 2nd floor and the basement.
Horses were brought up and down to the arena from their stalls via ramps.
As you can see it has a small indoor ring that was obstructed by posts. Could defintiely make for some interesting riding!
I wonder if the riding academy in Montreal was inspired by this one? There must be more of this type of urban riding stable in other big cities. They're so neat!