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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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First I will say I was skeptical about going to the academy riding stable based on previous reviews... read more

Reviewed today
Lisa T
via mobile

What an experience! I was nervous the entire ride but it was beautiful riding though the Garden of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Barby H
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“great ride” (24 reviews)
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4 El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-1920
+1 719-633-5667
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Reviewed today 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

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank Barby H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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
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.

Thank robink445
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
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
Reviewed 16 August 2017

you will see more, get exercise and spare the park the dung and urine pollution as well as the noise pollution from the guides shouting. Also consider the damage to the park caused by 20 horses in a train, especially on narrow, sensitive trails. Help...More

Thank PnPinColorado
Reviewed 12 August 2017

From my phonecall to make the reservation to the end of the ride the staff was consistently professional and top-notch. My wife and I have experience riding horses from when we were younger but you do not need experience for any of the rides Academy...More

1  Thank Traveling_Matt_75
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We loved this experience. Beautiful trails and good discussion throughout the ride. We had a large group and they accommodated everyone well.

Thank Nthusson
Shirley A, Guest Relations Manager at Academy Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you for your review of Academy Riding Stables. I'm glad that you loved the experience. While riding a horse with a great guide you can learn and see so much of Garden of the Gods at its best. Than You Again.

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4 October 2017|
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Response from sewbass | Reviewed this property |
It is true, they did close recently. Hopefully someone did step up to keep it open. It was the highlight of our August, 2017 trip. Sorry, I couldn't help. The staff was great.
15 August 2017|
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Response from Monica B | Reviewed this property |
They are actually closing down. Don't know details but that's probably why you can't get a hold of anyone.
26 July 2017|
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Response from Shirley A | Property representative |
Please check the ARS website or call the reservation and information office at 719-633-5667. During the summer months one and two hour rides are available several scheduled time each day.