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Academy Riding Stables

4 El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
719 633 5667
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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84 reviews 84 reviews
20 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Louisville, KY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My 14 year old son and I spent a morning hiking around GotG park, and then did the 2 hour horseback ride in the afternoon. We both agreed that we saw the park from a completely different perspective on horseback, and it was one of the highlights of our trip. The employees working at the stable are really great and... More

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Florida
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149 reviews 149 reviews
40 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Excellent staff will ensure the best experience possible. I rode the perimeter of Garden of the Gods, which was lovely, but rather boring. Think the next time I'll try going through the park instead. If horseback riding is what you want, definitely use Academy Riding; it's a great way to see this magnificent country!

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Atlanta
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121 reviews 121 reviews
38 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We decided to see the Garden of the Gods on horseback and it ended up being one of our best days ever! Academy Riding Stables staff were so kind, they listened to our needs, talked to each of us before we got on our horses, made sure we were all comfortable and off we went. I feel like I had... More

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Mamaroneck, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I had the pleasure of taking my family (wife plus kids age 13 and 10) on their first horseback ride thru Garden of the Gods with ARS. The staff was very nice and supportive and our horses were well trained. Holly - our guide - did a wonderful job. I was the last in the line of 7 horses and... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I took the 2hr tour with my sister when she visited and this is a great way to see the Garden of the Gods from a different perspective. The guide had great stories about the park and the pace of the tour was very relaxing.

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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I wish there was a rating below one star, because that is what this establishment and WALTER (manager) deserves. Nathan on the other hand was wonderful! My niece has disabilities, but rides all the time. I was on the phone with this company for 20 minutes explaining my niece's needs and I was assured those needs would be met. Upon... More

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