Richard Manuszak is the proud owner of Diamond Notch Farms and his philosophy about horse care is simple: natural is best. Horses live in small groups on 10+ acre grassy fields with access to fresh running spring water and insulated walk in sheds. They are exercised regularly on mountainous trails, swum in a hydrotherapy pond to cool down and therefore have great mental and physical condition. Richard maintains that horses give us access to nature, and hence are best enjoyed out in the open air.
We offer lessons, trail rides, carriage rides and day leases for the more experienced rider
We offer rough boarding with sheds. Our facility includes mountain trails, an outdoor riding arena with night lighting, cross country fields and a hydrotherapy pond
We offer lessons in an arena, trails and carriage rides
Beginner riders can perfect their riding skills in the arena under the supervision of a trainer
Riders will be hand walked through our mountainous trails and fields
A group of up to 4 people can enjoy a 30 minute long carriage ride
We offer full turn out with insulated walk in sheds, access fresh running spring water, hay and grain (pro-force fuel or senior feed). Boarders have full access to our riding and rehabilitation facilities
Included is grain, hay and blanketing
Included is grain, hay, blanketing and any special care by our staff in the form of training, tacking up, leg wrapping, washing, lunging, and hydrotherapy.
For the more experienced rider who does not require hands on supervision and wants to utilize our facility during the day
2012 brown 15.1 hand ottb gelding. Proven competitive in the jumper ring, automatic lead changes, uphill, powerful and scopey jump. Has a sensitive mouth, very responsive and willing to please. Can go out in a group or alone, loves water, an angel to trailer and handle. Never bucked or took off, is best suited for an intermediate to advanced rider who can ride a powerful jump. Click on images below for video
2013 bay 16.2 hand ottb gelding. Has shown great talent in the hunter ring, automatic lead changes, gentle and mellow but responsive. Beautiful frame, smooth ride, very brave and calm. Can go out in a group or alone, loves water, trail riding, an absolute sweetheart to trailer and handle. Never bucked or took off, rarely spooks, push ride, suitable for a beginner rider with a trainer. Click on images below for video
2007 chestnut 16.1 hand ottb gelding. Has won several classes in the thoroughbred 1 Hunter divisions at HITS, Saugerties. Incredibly calm and even gate, powerful, balanced and scopey jump, automatic lead changes. Can go out in a group or alone, loves to swim and a gem to handle. Benefits from regular exercise and would be well under an intermediate-advanced rider.
2006 brown 16.2 hand ottb gelding. Personal horse that has paced and fox hunted extensively. Bold jumper, lovely frame, very responsive to handler. Can go out in a group or alone, loves to swim, though sensitive and benefits from a knowledgeable rider.