Chateau Stables–Christmas in Hell’s Kitchen

This weekend, I took a walk over to the Christmas Faire at Chateau Stables on 48th Street, between 11th and 12th Avenues.  They are a family run stable that provides theatrical animals, carriage rides, horse and pony rides and hosts parties in their stables.  I had never visited but had to come take a peek. As in every NYC stable I have visited, I was invited to go upstairs, see all the horses and staff.  The animals were relaxed, happy to greet people, take a carrot and be petted!  It was great to see the young people with the ponies, taking rides, having new encounters with the animals.  I met a family who had traveled from PA, their Dad had worked in these stables as a young man.

It was a little bit like traveling back in time… and a piece of the Hell’s Kitchen I love.

Diego

Diego

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Pony ride!

Pony ride!

after the ride

after the ride

 

Hey, this is pretty cool

Hey, this is pretty cool

 

Santa and the cat

Santa and the cat

 

Chateau Stable Cat

 

 

 

 

 

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Santa at Chateau Stables

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Chateau Stables–Christmas in Hell’s Kitchen

  1. What a wonderful visit! Love the last photo. I follow Chateau stables on FB and they are great people! If I lived closer to the city, I would have loved to visit their Christmas festival. It is a bit like stepping back in time because horses have such a long standing history in our country. They are a reminder, and the occassional visit, back to a simpler time. In the presence of a horse, we are able to live in the moment, as they do, and slow down the pace a bit, if even just for a little while.

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