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Bedford, New York is a unique horse friendly community a short commute to Manhattan. With an extensive trail system, network of backyard barns, competition barns in every discipline, former olympians and grand prix courses, we have it all.
Bedford Loves Horses is an ad hoc group of Bedford equine enthusiasts who promote and support horse ownership, and the protection of open space and Bedford’s country culture by:
i. Working with the town of Bedford to promote horse friendly laws
ii. Promoting Bedford as a horse friendly place to move to and to live in
iii. Supporting backyard barn owners and prospective backyard barn owners
If you have any questions or are facing any hurdles related to a Bedford horse property, email us and we'll do our best to provide you with the information, referral or support you need.
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Bedford Historical Society Photos of Horses from Yesteryear
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Town of Bedford
From the Supervisor's weekly report:
May 25, 2017: Bedford: A Horse Friendly Community
The Town of Bedford is one of the last remaining horse communities in the United States making it a unique and special home for horse loving families. The Bedford horse community features over 150 miles of beautiful and scenic riding lanes maintained by the Bedford Riding Lanes Association. Take a quick drive through the roads of Bedford and experience the quaint barns and rolling paddocks that remain beloved by the community. The town also features gravel roads which connect the riding lanes in a fashion that makes the entire town accessible by horseback.
The horse-centric culture continues beyond the trails as well. It is not uncommon to find many people enjoying lunch at local restaurants in their riding boots. In addition, Bedford features riding barns and lesson programs that can accommodate nearly every level and discipline of rider. The combination of multiple horse friendly features and the proximity to New York City make Bedford the ideal town for New York horse lovers. Working with members of the horse community, we’ve developed some FAQs for owners or prospective purchasers which we hope you’ll find helpful.
Chris Burdick, Supervisor
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