A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from February 04, 2020
“I used to have a riding academy, but business kept falling off”

"I used to have a riding academy, but business kept falling off” is a horse joke that was printed in the book Milton Berle’s Private Joke File (1989) by Milton Berle. “I used to run a riding school, but business kept falling off” was posted on Twitter by Suzan St Maur, author & author coach on December 9, 2009.

“I used to run an origami company, but it folded” and “Did you hear about the funeral home that closed? Apparently business was dead” are similar business jokes.


Google Books
Milton Berle’s Private Joke File:
Over 10,000 of His Best Gags, Anecdotes, and One-Liners

By Milton Berle
Edited by Milt Rosen
New York, NY: Three Rivers Press
1989
Pg. 329:
I used to have a riding academy, but business kept falling off.

Newspapers.com
20 December 1992, Tallahassee (FL) Democrat, “Renegade bridled for the Orange Bowl” by Bill McGrotha, pg. 1C, col. 1:
SOMEWHAT INSPIRED by Renegade, his son-in-law opened a riding academy, reports Ole Dad, but business just kept falling off.

Twitter
R. A. Haywood
@HEYWORDS
I used to have a riding academy, but business kept falling off.(ba dump bump!) ..www.freetravelcoupons.biz code freeride
10:14 PM · May 4, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Bollywood Sargam
@bollywoodsargam
Horse jokes - 5512 Joke: What happened to the man who owned a riding academy?
Business kept falling off! .... http://tinyurl.com/q8gznl
11:49 AM · May 12, 2009·twitterfeed

Twitter
Suzan St Maur, author & author coach
@SuzanStMaur
“I used to run a riding school, but business kept falling off.” Horsey jokes for Xmas - http://tinyurl.com/yevjp8x
7:09 AM · Dec 9, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Google Books
More One Liners, Jokes and Gags
By Grant Tucker
London, UK: Biteback Publishing
2013
Pg. ?:
I used to have a riding school, but business kept falling off.

Twitter
Suzan St Maur, author & author coach
@SuzanStMaur
“I used to run a riding school, but business kept falling off.” (Genuine) Amazon best seller: perfect little stirrup stuffer! Hurry - buy now as stocks are getting low ... THE HORSE LOVER’S JOKE BOOK http://getbook.at/HorseLover #Horses #horseriding #xmasgifts #christmasgifts
12:51 PM · Dec 14, 2019·Twitter Web App

Facebook
‎John Tandlich‎ to Bad puns
February 4, 2020
Our local riding academy just closed because business was falling off.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Tuesday, February 04, 2020 • Permalink