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Academy Riding Stables

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Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Amazing ride!

My friend Jason suggested we go here for a nice ride thru the Garden. Boy howdy, we were not let... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
thenaturalmedic
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Jefferson, Texas
Fantastic November ride!

It was sunny and mid 50s and all I wanted to do was keep riding. Gentle horses, friendly staff and... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
Twin_Cities_M0m
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Minneapolis, MN
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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4 El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-1920
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend Jason suggested we go here for a nice ride thru the Garden. Boy howdy, we were not let down. The views were great, my horse was well behaved, and anytime we are back in the area we will come here again. So much...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank thenaturalmedic
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

It was sunny and mid 50s and all I wanted to do was keep riding. Gentle horses, friendly staff and wranglers...and breathtaking scenery. Will take this ride again when I come back in the spring with my girls!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

We took the one hour ride and it was wonderful. The whole stuff were very friendly. The horses well behaved and the wranglers informed us really good what can happen or what we have to do. "Redlight" 😊 Next time we will do the two...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful day for a ride at Garden of the Gods park. Connor our wrangler was very personable knowledgeable and informative made our ride super enjoyable. Thanks for a great afternoon.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Very neat way to see the Garden of the Gods. We enjoyed learning the names of the different formations and seeing what all Garden of the Gods had to offer. I was a nervous wreck on my horse the whole time but drifter ended up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank skill23
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Best way to see the Garden of the Gods. Nice, calm ride with good lead. I chose the 2 hour ride. When assigned “RAY-dar” I asked why the grin & emphasis. Radar is a mule. He’s the favorite and he was fun. Stubborn like a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

My two friends and I are all professional horseman back east. However, we all thoroughly enjoyed this ride. I think they do an excellent job of going over safety precautions prior the ride. I was really impressed with their process of mounting people and then...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

My wife took me horseback riding for my first ride in 48 years. Academy Riding Stables is a professional, pleasant, and exceptional outfitter for riding in the Garden of the Gods. We were thoroughly impressed from the scheduling to the safety lecture & the pleasant...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

I had never riden a horse before and wanted to try something new while visiting the area. Originally I signed up for the 2 hours tour however they called and recommended only doing 1 hours due to lack of experience. I was a little bummed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carly E
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Though I ride my own horse 2-3 times a week, my husband had not been on one in about 45 years. The ride was 2 hours of pure pleasure with Tracy leading us and Rebecca bringing up the rear with about 8 or 9 riders...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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