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Academy Riding Stables

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Address: 4 El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Phone Number: 719 633 5667
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Wonderful way to see Garden of the Gods

We felt like we had gone back in time and entered an old West movie. The folks at the stables were very professional. Make certain you arrive on time! We did the 2 hour tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We felt like we had gone back in time and entered an old West movie. The folks at the stables were very professional. Make certain you arrive on time! We did the 2 hour tour - weather was a little sketchy so we experienced everything - dry heat - to cool breezes too rain, thunder and lightening - to rainbows.... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Overall experience my children will never forget! "Wranglers" were fun and good young people. Horses were beautiful creatures. Our 9 year old insisted upon horseback riding for our trip. In the end, it will be a memorable experience for all. Our only complaint was there response to the weather. While they say that they ride "rain or shine", we experienced... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Our guides we Ashlyn (or maybe it was Ashley?) and Devon. They made the ride so enjoyable and Ashlyn talked to us the whole time and told us all about the garden! She was so awesome during the ride and made us feel so comfortable. We have both been riding before but it had been a while. I would recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My husband and I decided to try this one. It was my first time. So I was kind of nervous. But the guides are just amazing. And the view is just too nice for me to get worried. Copper is the name of the horse that was assigned to me. And he or she was a lovely horse. Highly recommended.

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Salina, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The horses were beautiful and the scenery was awesome; HOWEVER, my 8 year old son had never been on a horse before and his horse ("Socks") was very preoccupied with eating whatever happened to be growing along the trail. This made for a difficult ride for my son who was scolded repeatedly by the lead wrangler (female). At one point,... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

First time ever riding a horse. The horses were great. The overall tour was not very fun. Basically $50 to walk a horse for an hour.

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england
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Our ride was awesome! The view is incredible, the horses were well behaved, and Stacy was great!! We will be coming back!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

What a better way to explore Garden of the Gods than horse back riding. You get to sit and enjoy the view. The overall experience was great and our wrangler, Travis, was nice and very informative. The staff was nice and helpful.

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This was tuns of fun! It was really an experience to not only see the breathtaking garden of the gods but to experience riding the horses. It was just amazing.

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great way to see the Garden of the Gods! The staff and Wranglers were fantastic! We did the two hour ride and loved it. Great ride for beginners. If you are planning this activity in the summer I highly recommend that you hydrate the night before, because you can't bring any water with you. The climate in Colorado is arid... More 

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