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Academy Riding Stables

#8 of 50 Outdoor Activities in Colorado Springs Features Animals
4 El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-1920
+1 719-633-5667
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A great tour of the Garden of the Gods

We booked the two-hour ride through the Garden of the Gods. It was a perfect day for it, and we... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2017
dhuber23
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Pittsburgh
Friday Afternoon through the Garden

The staff aid exceptional. Theo and Jack were amazing guides. A fun, relaxing way to experience... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2017
Michael T
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4 El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-1920
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Reviewed May 30, 2017

We booked the two-hour ride through the Garden of the Gods. It was a perfect day for it, and we had an amazing time. The two our tour is just the right length for beginners or slightly experienced riders. The route takes you through an...More

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Shirley A, Guest Relations Manager at Academy Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2017

It is awesome when our Colorado weather gives a perfect day to horseback ride in the Garden of the Gods with Academy Riding Stables. Thank you for coming.

Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

The staff aid exceptional. Theo and Jack were amazing guides. A fun, relaxing way to experience the Gardens.

Thank Michael T
Shirley A, Guest Relations Manager at Academy Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2017

A pleasure to have you horseback ride with Academy Riding Stables in the Garden of the Gods. Thank You for coming.

Reviewed May 23, 2017

We took the one hour ride with Austin as our wrangler. Loved it! He gave us lots of information about the park throughout the trip. There were 6-7 people in our group. What a unique way to see the amazing scenery. I hope to go...More

Thank Th3osMom
Shirley A, Guest Relations Manager at Academy Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2017

Thank you for taking a horseback ride with Academy Riding Stables. The ride is truly unique as you described. We look forward to your coming back for the two hour ride soon. The three hour ride is available after Labor Day until the weekend of...More

Reviewed May 5, 2017

I've lived in Colorado Springs for 20 years and have always "meant" to try this place. Life gets in the way and as a local you don't always do "all" of the touristy things there is to do here (although I have done a lot...More

Thank kimod74
Shirley A, Guest Relations Manager at Academy Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2017

Thank you for your comments about your horseback ride in the Garden of the Gods with Academy Riding Stables. Having lived in Colorado Springs you probably know all the history, however, for so many guests all the rock formations and history is new to them....More

Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed the hour long ride with Red, Baron, and our wranglers Austin and Rosie. It was a wonderful jaunt through the Garden of the Gods, getting to see the major rock formations. Absolutely loved it, and we will be back.

Thank Bryan S
Shirley A, Guest Relations Manager at Academy Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2017

ARS thanks you for coming for your horseback ride through the beautiful Garden of the Gods. There is so much history that Rosie and Austin share during the ride. Come again!

Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Me and my family came out to Colorado Springs for a family vacation and wanted to go horseback riding . So I looked up nearby stables. I found Academy Riding Stables I can not say enough great things about this place they exceeded my family's...More

Thank JessMN55330
Shirley A, Guest Relations Manager at Academy Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2017

First, thank you for choosing Academy Riding Stables for your family vacation horseback ride. And for the recommendation on Tripadvisor about your trail ride. The trails at Garden of the Gods are amazing and our wranglers are encouraged to tell the history of the park...More

Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

I live in Kiowa (about 1.5 hr away from Colorado Springs) and my parents are in town. Wanted to do something fun with my mom (were obsessed with horses lol). Best trail ride I've ever been on! Usually I see reviews "too slow" "boring" blah...More

Thank Monica B
Shirley A, Guest Relations Manager at Academy Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2017

Thank you from all of us at Academy Riding Stables for your review. The trail rides in Garden of the Gods are not a typical 'ride in the park'. They are remarkable how the horses traverse the rock and trails. The history lesson Katie gave...More

Reviewed April 11, 2017

Had a marvelous ride in the park. Rock formations right up close and fantastic photo opportunities. Friendly staff. Accommodating. Nice and wellcared for horses. First place I visited when in town for an academic conference. If you like to see the world from the backofa...More

Thank wardyb
Shirley A, Guest Relations Manager at Academy Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2017

Academy Riding Stables appreciates that you chose us for your horseback ride in the Garden of Gods and for your recommendation. We make every effort to insure that our guests have the best memories to take home with them.

Reviewed March 11, 2017

My guide Pascal was fantastic! Gave a great tour, was informative, and allowed me to feel very safe on my horse, Red. Loved my horse and the guide. Would definitely recommend Academy Riding Stable to anyone!

Thank Sophie_Pick
Shirley A, Guest Relations Manager at Academy Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2017

We are pleased that you enjoyed your trail ride with Pascal and Red. We will, on March 15 be changing our trail ride schedule to the Spring hours. Please see our website at arsriding.com or call our office 888-700-0410.

Reviewed March 1, 2017

I cannot say enough good things about this place. First, the gal in the office-I am so sorry, I do not recall your name- but what a sweetie! Although the weather report had no mention of cold or snowy weather, as we drove into Colorado...More

Thank Keri C
Shirley A, Guest Relations Manager at Academy Riding Stables, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2017

First, thank you for choosing a Colorado horseback ride with Academy Riding Stables. Our trail rides are challenging and very enjoyable to all. There is so much history to share with our guests and the vistas are amazing. We enjoyed your sharing your riding discoveries....More

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Jess S
June 22, 2017|
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Response from Shirley A | Property representative |
Our horses do the trail rides several times during a week, so they know the way and back home. There is some direction they will need from the guest but you will enjoy seeing the Garden of the Gods without having to keep... More
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Rachel L
April 8, 2017|
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Response from Shirley A | Property representative |
Trail Rides by ARS are limited to 8 years old an over, therefore, your 6 year old will not be able to trail ride in the Garden of the Gods. ARS does offer Pony Rides for ages 2-7. Please contact 719-633-5667 for cost and... More
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fectini
March 9, 2017|
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Response from Shirley A | Property representative |
That is a very good question. The 2 hour ride goes to center of Garden of Gods Park a smaller loop and back to ARS. You see a lot of the park flora, wildlife and rock formations. This is available year round. The... More
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