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Academy Riding Stables

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4 El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-1920
+1 719-633-5667
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Great ride!

The staff was very helpful to a novice rider. I needed assistance getting on & even more help... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
skbartlett
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Overland Park, Kansas
Great

Wonderful ride with gorgeous views. Our only complaint is that there was 8 people in the group we... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
255krystalg
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Hampton, Virginia
via mobile
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We offer breathtaking horseback rides through the Garden of the Gods. Please go to our website to make online reservations. If you have any questions at all please feel free to call. We can't wait to meet you!
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“great ride” (24 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4 El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-1920
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+1 719-633-5667
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was very helpful to a novice rider. I needed assistance getting on & even more help getting off. The views in Garden of the Gods should not be missed. Since I have trouble adjusting to the altitude, this was a fabulous way to...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Wonderful ride with gorgeous views. Our only complaint is that there was 8 people in the group we went in, we were in the back and couldn't hear the guide at all. But it was beautiful and peaceful.

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Riding through the Garden of the Gods on horseback is really special! I thought it would be fun to "treat" my Grand Niece who is 12 to a horseback ride. She has been bitten by the horse bug and can't get enough of them. I...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

First I will say I was skeptical about going to the academy riding stable based on previous reviews on trip advisor. I did call before my ride to ensure I would be able to ride as some of the comments indicated you have to step...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

What an experience! I was nervous the entire ride but it was beautiful riding though the Garden of the Gods. My horse (Tank) was a big, beautiful boy and he knew I was a noob. Tyler is a better rider than me and enjoyed the...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

There is no better way to view the spectacular beauty of Garden of the Gods than by horseback! Academy Riding Stables was awesome. Guides were knowledgeable, helpful and friendly! We completed a 2 hour ride, and the length of time was perfect for someone who...More

Thank Netza G
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Our family has lived in Colorado Springs for more than 30 years. For a long time I have wanted to go horseback riding in the Garden of the Gods. And my daughter has been taking riding lessons and had been asking to go on a...More

Thank Kathryn M
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

The wranglers were great and took safety seriously. They shared history and information on the Garden of the Gods formations along the ride. The kids enjoyed the ride as well.

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Great ride with great views! Horses were well behaved and easy to handle. We did the 2 hour ride since we have our own horses and ride at home.

Thank Tami G
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Had a wonderful ride through the garden of the Gods. Wrangler was very informative and they match you up with the right horse for your riding level and size. We had our 10 year old son along who hadn't ridden on his own before and...More

Thank RM2012
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Andrew575nm
19 December 2017|
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Response from Heysteph2014 | Reviewed this property |
No, before you even get ready to go, they specifically ask you what your experience level is with horses. They will match you up accordingly. The horses are very well mannered! And the guides very helpful!
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mspattya0927
4 October 2017|
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Response from kimod74 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I might be late in answering your question. I believe they have closed up shop. Some sort of dispute between owners/siblings and the land. :(
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Gabriellekay
15 August 2017|
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Response from Heysteph2014 | Reviewed this property |
They had an ownership change in August 2017, and had to close briefly. BUT are now up and running again and I think it's better than ever. Check them out!
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