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Academy Riding Stables

Address: 4 El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Phone Number: 719 633 5667
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85%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Outdoor Activities

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My husband and I had spent the week looking for a home in COS. On the last day, we decided to take a two hour ride at the stables! It was the second best decision we made all week (the first finding a house and deciding this was THE place to live)! We had a very informative guide, jumped a... More 

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Colorado Springs
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Wonderful-very knowledgeable staff-took our cub scouts here, they had a great time-nice trails. Even an area where the boys could have their horses gallup if they wanted.

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Gardners, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

First things first, horses seemed VERY well cared for! Happily munching on hay, affectionate, and strong, healthy feet! We were also informed that they have more than enough horses to give rides so they are able to rotate and give the horses a day off. Very pleased with overall care of animals which is HUGE for me Our wrangler Nate... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I paid for a two hour horseback ride. We left early (I looked at my watch and it was 11:40 am-was to leave at noon). A storm was approaching in the afternoon. I said to my guide that I could do either 1 or 2 hours. She proceeded to wrap up around the hour mark without informing me. We may... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Being an adult rider with no experience, I felt very comfortable on the horse assigned to me. Fantastic spot right in a residential area!

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Grand Rapids, MI
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We are a family of five and we did the 2 hour ride. We were the only ones on this tour and our wrangler Nate was fabulous. The staff was very attentive, informative and friendly. The horses were amazing and knew exactly where to go and were very well trained. this was the highlight of our trip!!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
27 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It's a beautiful area to ride around, but the staff is not very warm, friendly or helpful. It almost feels like it's an inconvenience that you want to ride their horses. It used to be such a good deal to ride there ($15/hour) about 7 years ago; totally worth it to go multiple times a year with all the kids,... More 

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Upon showing up to the Academy Riding Stables, you quickly find out that this group is well organized and very thoughtful. They new my wife and I were from out of town and that Colorado Springs was experiencing a colder morning than usual so they offered us jackets and gloves. We didn't need them, but it was a nice gesture.... More 

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Florida
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

While you might be quick to judge by hanging around before the ride and watching the staff and horses, reserve your opinion until you get on the ride. We chose the 2 hour ride this time. It was filled with somewhat challenging rock climbing on horseback. Awesome rock formations and scenery! It was exciting and a nice change from the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Where to even begin?! Reservation process is super easy, do book early. Check in was even easier, small paperwork, fast and friendly. There was only one other person on our ride, 3 of us total. Nate was our guide, he was great, and so nice with lots of good facts about the gardens. We did the 1 hr ride. I... More 

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