The wait for Long Island equestrian aficionados finally
ended Saturday, as the two-year long transformation of Lakewood Stables into a
first-class equestrian facility finally came to fruition.
Horse lovers and members of the West Hempstead community
were joined by Assemblyman
Brian Curran, R-Lynbrook, and Town of Hempstead Councilman Ed Ambrosino for the
ribbon cutting ceremony of New York Equestrian Center.
“Today is a good day,” New York Equestrian Center owner Alex
Jacobson said. “We’ve accomplished a lot. The place has come together
beautifully and it’s a real resource for the community now.”
The state-of-the art facility, located at 633 Eagle Ave.,
serves as the first and only indoor riding facility on the south shore of
Nassau County. The center offers a wide variety of equestrian-related
activities including trail rides, lessons and horse shows.
New York Equestrian Center also serves as a boarding
facility for horses, as it features 53 brand new stalls for riders to keep
“If you live on the South Shore and need a place to keep
your horse, this is the best place to keep your horse,” Jacobson said.
“The stalls are state-of-the art and luxurious,” Jacobson
added. “We have the best ring in the equestrian world, as well as all the best
materials throughout the place.”
The ribbon cutting ceremony was followed by a demonstration
of the different equestrian disciplines.