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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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Horseback riding

Such a beautiful experience. Everyone that works here that we came in contact with was great. Our leader Rosh was great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Chris K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a beautiful experience. Everyone that works here that we came in contact with was great. Our leader Rosh was great.

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

We appreciate your choosing ARS for you horseback ride in Colorado Springs Garden of Gods. 🐴 More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very organized and efficient. You can certainly tell that they all have love for their horses and that the horses are well cared for both in the staple and out on the trail. All the guides were extremely nice, patient, and experienced. Highly recommend for beginner riders.

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Thank Suzanne R
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I had such a great time riding horses. It was a pleasant experience for our group that included a 9 year old a teen and the adults as well. The horses seemed to be well taken care of and the guides were knowledgable about the area. Great experience!

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ok let me start off with the only one bad thing I have to say...,I'm short and I guess I wasn't set up right because wow my knee joint hurt sooooo bad when it was time to get off, and they gave me the horse that liked to scratch her belly on the bushes, right on the edge! Lol! The... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter and I did the afternoon one hour trail ride. My daughter loves horses and we thoroughly enjoyed the ride through Garden of the Gods.

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

Thank you for choosing ARS for your horseback ride in Colorado. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The two hour tour was fabulous and well worth the additional cost. You'll get to see more of the park than you'll ever see by foot or by going on the one hour tour. There is some pretty challenging terrain to navigate which makes the trip that much better. It's definitely not an experience you'll want to pass up.

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

Thank you for riding with ARS in Colorado Springs through the Garden of the Gods. We are so glad that you enjoyed and commented on the ride and the park. It is a beautiful spot and on the horse your legs can rest while you view the beauty. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must do if you are in the Colorado Springs area and you have a love for horses! The horses were so well trained. If you have never rode a horse no worries these horses are fantastic to work with. All my kids had never rode before and the loved it. Our guide Kaylee and Braeden were awesome... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great experience for the family, regardless if you have never riden a horse. The staff was great and worked with all of us to make sure everyone was comfortable. The scenery is amazing. This is a must do trip while in Colorado Springs!

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Thank WillTravel33
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My teenage daughters and I went on the one-hour trail ride through the Garden of the Gods and it was great! Our Wranglers were Liz and Raj and the were informative, helpful, and patient. Liz and Raj gave a very thorough history lesson of the Garden, whilst making our way through. I would recommend this excursion to all.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been on several trail rides while visiting different vacation locations and this experience was the most thorough one I've ever had. While making my reservation, I was asked the weight of each rider. They do allow anyone over 200 lbs. Once you are there, they question each rider as to their riding experience and then pick out a... More 

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