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Academy Riding Stables

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Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This was a really great way to see the Garden of the Gods. It was absolutely beautiful and the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ReeseDF
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Great time!

My family of 4 (two adults, 15 yo and 9 yo) visited 4/21/19 and had the best time! From the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sd0926
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We offer breathtaking horseback rides through the Garden of the Gods. Please go to our website to make online reservations. If you have any questions at all please feel free to call. We can't wait to meet you!
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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4 El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-1920
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+1 719-633-5667
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Staff was rude. We got there early as requested and an hour and a half later we left as they were not producing any horses for people to ride. The said to tell the guide if we needed a step up and I said I...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AllysonA100
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a really great way to see the Garden of the Gods. It was absolutely beautiful and the horses were amazing, as was our guide. She was really knowledgeable and told some great stories about the park and the horses. I would highly recommend.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ReeseDF
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I did a 2 hour ride today 20 Apr for my 50th birthday. I love horses and it was one of the main reasons we came down here. However, I was given a horse named Salt. When we got on the trail,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My family of 4 (two adults, 15 yo and 9 yo) visited 4/21/19 and had the best time! From the beginning to end the staff made us feel comfortable and at ease. The variety of horses available to riders is impressive. Our tour guides,Colin and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sd0926
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our experience at Academy Riding Stables. We did a one hour horseback riding tour through Garden of the Gods on 03/28/19. I grew up riding horses, and my friend that I was with had never ridden before. The staff was so friendly and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ceh4327
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We absolutely loved our 1-hour ride through the Garden of Gods. Our guide was Chrissy and she was very knowledgable about the area and was very patient with all of my son's questions! We are all beginners but we learned quickly and the horses were...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sandy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very good time. Was kind of cold but it definitely was worth the money we paid for!! Austin was our guide was definitely new what he was doing!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cblack5793
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very professional staff, beautiful horses, and a handsome wrangler was a plus (he's married y'all) lol. He was knowledgeable about the park history and even knew some Spanish which I'm sure the family appreciated! Kojak was such an amazing horse and so sweet. I will...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank celeste g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great time! Fantastic views of Garden of The Gods and on the other side Pikes Peak Mountains. Excellent staff!!! They were very safety conscious and matched riders with horses according to your experience. We did the one hour ride. I think I would...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JeffW269
Reviewed March 21, 2019 via mobile

Took my granddaughters on the 1 hour trail ride. None of them had been on a horse before so I was very appreciative of the guides who were patient and encouraging to all of them. They all had huge smiles on their faces the whole...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Andrew575nm
December 19, 2017|
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Response from Heysteph2014 | Reviewed this property |
No, before you even get ready to go, they specifically ask you what your experience level is with horses. They will match you up accordingly. The horses are very well mannered! And the guides very helpful!
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mspattya0927
October 4, 2017|
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Response from Kim O | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I might be late in answering your question. I believe they have closed up shop. Some sort of dispute between owners/siblings and the land. :(
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Gabriellekay
August 15, 2017|
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Response from Heysteph2014 | Reviewed this property |
They had an ownership change in August 2017, and had to close briefly. BUT are now up and running again and I think it's better than ever. Check them out!
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