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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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Oregon, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This ride takes you through Garden of the Gods. Try to pick a cooler time of day as there is no shade. Very slow going ride but my daughter age 9 loved it. They try to sell you a $10 pic at the end. My 4 yr old did love the 10 minute pony ride that comes with the photo.... More

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Dallas, TX
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was an awesome way to see Garden of the Gods. We did the 2 hour ride. Definitely worth the extra time and money. The wranglers and guides at Academy Riding Stables were very good. They took several factors into account before assigning horses to make sure you get the right horse for your experience and size. The first and... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

we went there without a reservation for my daughter to have her first pony ride. They accommodated us with no problem. All the employees were super and my daughter loved it.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I had a great time. It was beautiful, and scenic. Kind of have to ride through a neighborhood on the way to the trails though. You can pick a 1-2 hour ride. We chose the 2 hour ride. When we came here I already had a lot of experience with horses and riding, but I didn't have my own horse... More

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Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Just got back from a 1 hour tour with my 2 daughters at Academy Riding Stables and had a great time. The people are very friendly and knowledgeable. Marlon and Becca were our guides and they were great! Marlon really took the time to give good instructions before we mounted up so that everyone felt safe and knew what to... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We chose the 1 hour trail ride through Garden of the Gods. While this was long enough for beginners like us to be on horses, we didn't feel like we really got to see a whole lot. After our horse ride we drove around the Garden and were able to stop, take pictures, and generally see a lot more than... More

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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Our daughter (8) wanted to ride... while she has some experience... the other three of us have less. We had a great time. Our guides Will (lead) and Mike were great. Horses were great. Our daughter loved the ride and her horse (Copper). The view of the Garden of the Gods was spectacular. Our daughter loved Will... she thought he... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Well organized and professional. They explained in great detail everything about the horses as well as Garden of the Gods. Our guide was very nice and informative. I would highly recommend the 2 hour ride as you do have to travel 1/4 mile through a neighborhood before entering the park.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

As a horse owner, the first thing I want to see is healthy, happy horses......and we found them at ARS. The horses are well fed and well taken care of. The wranglers treat them well. Our second priority is safety and this establishment prioritizes the safety of the customer and their horses. The tack was comfortable as well, another plus... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Great for the whole family. Walt and the entire staff was wonderful! Perfect for beginner riders too.

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