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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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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We took our 9 year old horseback riding for the first time here, and we were not disappointed! Our wrangler was friendly, our horses gentle, and the ride was easy and beautiful. We only did the hour ride, but they do offer longer rides as well. There were only 5 in our group...I did see some groups that had many... More

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

An absolute blast and recommended for all ages! The staff was very knowledgable and the scenery was to die for! Don't forget a camera!!!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We tried for two days to be able to tour the Garden of the Gods by car, but there was no parking both days so we could hike around. We found a flyer for the Academy Stables that showed horse tours through the park. We arrived without a reservation, and because of our time constraints, were worked into a tour... More

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Chicago
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84 reviews 84 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

You can just tell when a place doesn't have the staff to keep the things going. They are just a bit short with the customers and look a bit off their game. You can tell they like their job, but they have taken too many tourists out on the same ride, day after day and hour after hour. The horses... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We took an hour trail ride through Garden of the Gods. Thought the price was a bit high ($50 for an hour ride), but overall a good experience.

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Winfield, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I would highly recommend this place! Our guides, Rachael and Travis were awesome!!! They made it fun and exciting and gave alot of information! Everyone there was really super nice!!! And the scenery was breathtaking! One FYI though, take a camera that you only need one hand to take pictures! Otherwise, you may not get very many pictures of the... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you have a DoD or military ID and want to ride some horses, you should definitely come here. They offer boarding, lessons, and horse rentals at incomparable prices. Plus, the rental horses are great w/ my favorite being Mr. T. Advise: Ask how to ride along the ridge (it's about a 2 hour walk for the horses). Bring a... More

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Grandy, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great staff, beautiful horses and discount for military. Worth the price. Take a ride thru the Garden of the Gods.

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Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This trail ride goes through the Garden of the Gods and counts as one of our best activities. Mom, Dad and boys 8 & 12 had a thoroughly wonderful time. The staff was friendly and helpful, as well as skilled and attentive. The horses were well disciplined; however, they did respond to rider direction. This was not just an amusement... More

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Watertown, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We reserved the 2 hour ride and it was completely full. I highly recommend reservations. The wranglers were very knowledgeable but we were in the center of the pack of horses and could not hear the history and other information very well. The wrangler in the back shared some of the information but not all. The ride was actually 2.5... More

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