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Academy Riding Stables

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Address: 4 El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-1920
Phone Number: 719 633 5667
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Fun, Unique Way to See Garden of the Gods

It was raining the day of our reservations but it was still an enjoyable ride. We did the longer, 2 hour tour and glad we did. It was pretty neat to go 'rock climbing' on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was raining the day of our reservations but it was still an enjoyable ride. We did the longer, 2 hour tour and glad we did. It was pretty neat to go 'rock climbing' on horseback. The wranglers were all very kind and experienced.

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Shirley A, Guest Relations Manager at Academy Riding Stables, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to ARS for your horseback ride and sticking with it during the rain. The ride in the Garden of the Gods is 'not your typical walk in the park". Hope you will come back again on a sunny day. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my family to ride through the garden of the gods and had a great trip. Vivian our guide was great, check in staff was friendly, ranch manager was informative. Overall a great experience and my family loved it. Oh, and the horses are very well trained. Would recommend without hesitation!

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Shirley A, Guest Relations Manager at Academy Riding Stables, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation for horseback riding with ARS in the Garden of the Gods. It is a beautiful ride and park. More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The wranglers were all nice, especially our guide, Taylor. Our 9 yr old grandson was with us, and he had such fun. The horses are picked for the people and its a relaxing ride with beautiful scenery. I think everyone should give it a try!

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Shirley A, Guest Relations Manager at Academy Riding Stables, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Academy Riding Stables for horseback riding in the Garden of the Gods. Sounds like we have a new cowboy. :) That is great! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Horseback Riding In The Garden Of Gods was BEAUTIFUL and an awesome start to our week long family vacation. The staff at the stables were very friendly & helpful.

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Shirley A, Guest Relations Manager at Academy Riding Stables, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing ARS for your horseback ride in Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods. We appreciate your review. Enjoy the rest of your vacation in Colorado. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took the 2 hour riding tour of Garden of the gods. From the moment we arrived at ARS the staff was friendly, conscientious, NOT condescending to new riders (my husband included) and very informative. Liz was our tour guide - man does she have energy. She was great. Fun, relatable, always available and happy to answer... More 

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Shirley A, Guest Relations Manager at Academy Riding Stables, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let ARS know about your riding experience. Your guide is a bundle of happiness we enjoy her pep! She and our other wranglers are who keep our horses and guests safe and happy. The two hour ride does really show off the Garden of the Gods park. More 

Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I honestly wasn't sure what to expect. This was my first time riding a horse. This place was awesome! Good price, very organized, I felt safe, and the people were awesome! Pascal led our group and he was phenomenal! The hour tour was the perfect amount of time for me. I liked it that we went nice and slow and... More 

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Shirley A, Guest Relations Manager at Academy Riding Stables, responded to this review

Boy, did you choose the right place at ARS to experience your first horseback ride. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your riding experience. Are you hooked on horses? Hope that you come again and try the two hour. See you then. More 

Ankeny, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went horseback riding and it was my granddaughters , 8 and 12, first time riding. They enjoyed the ride and want to do it again soon. The guides showed us how to control the horses, slow down, speed up, turn right, turn left, and how to hold the reigns. They also gave a great commentary of the rock formations... More 

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Shirley A, Guest Relations Manager at Academy Riding Stables, responded to this review

Thank you for riding at ARS and for taking the time to let us know about you and your granddaughters experiences. Nothing goes together better than girls and horses. :) See you and them again real soon. More 

Salina KS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time! It is well organized, clean and friendly. The one hour ride was about right for us. Sights are amazing! Horses are healthy and trail guides were informative and friendly.

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Shirley A, Guest Relations Manager at Academy Riding Stables, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to Academy Riding Stables for your horseback ride. The Garden of Gods park is amazing and what better way to see all that than on the back of a horse. More 

Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time riding the horses through Garden of the Gods. Safety is their first concern and we saw that first hand when a rider became confused and pulled back on the reins hard and the horse responded to her command and out of fear she pulled harder and harder. The horse backup up harder and into a... More 

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Shirley A, Guest Relations Manager at Academy Riding Stables, responded to this review

The Garden of Gods is a beautiful park and what better way to see it than to let the horse do the walking. Yes, safety for guests and horse is our first priority. Thank you for choosing ARS for your horseback ride in Colorado Springs. Look forward to seeing you on your next visit. More 

Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ride was just an hour but an hour in The Garden of the Gods trails!! Heaven on horseback. The staff was fun and informative and really know their horses keeping them all together and calm. Great ride for the whole family if you don't weigh to much.

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Shirley A, Guest Relations Manager at Academy Riding Stables, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Academy Riding Stables. We appreciate hearing you had a fun and safe ride in the Garden of the Gods. More 

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