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Academy Riding Stables

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4 El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-1920
+1 719-633-5667
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Wonderful ride with gorgeous views. Our only complaint is that there was 8 people in the group we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hampton, Virginia
via mobile
Another Colorado Springs "Diamond in the Ruff"!

Riding through the Garden of the Gods on horseback is really special! I thought it would be fun to... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
Manitou Springs, Colorado
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4 El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-1920
+1 719-633-5667
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful ride with gorgeous views. Our only complaint is that there was 8 people in the group we went in, we were in the back and couldn't hear the guide at all. But it was beautiful and peaceful.

Thank 255krystalg
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Riding through the Garden of the Gods on horseback is really special! I thought it would be fun to "treat" my Grand Niece who is 12 to a horseback ride. She has been bitten by the horse bug and can't get enough of them. I...More

Thank Heysteph2014
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

First I will say I was skeptical about going to the academy riding stable based on previous reviews on trip advisor. I did call before my ride to ensure I would be able to ride as some of the comments indicated you have to step...More

1  Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

What an experience! I was nervous the entire ride but it was beautiful riding though the Garden of the Gods. My horse (Tank) was a big, beautiful boy and he knew I was a noob. Tyler is a better rider than me and enjoyed the...More

Thank Barby H
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

There is no better way to view the spectacular beauty of Garden of the Gods than by horseback! Academy Riding Stables was awesome. Guides were knowledgeable, helpful and friendly! We completed a 2 hour ride, and the length of time was perfect for someone who...More

Thank Netza G
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Our family has lived in Colorado Springs for more than 30 years. For a long time I have wanted to go horseback riding in the Garden of the Gods. And my daughter has been taking riding lessons and had been asking to go on a...More

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The wranglers were great and took safety seriously. They shared history and information on the Garden of the Gods formations along the ride. The kids enjoyed the ride as well.

Thank robink445
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Great ride with great views! Horses were well behaved and easy to handle. We did the 2 hour ride since we have our own horses and ride at home.

Thank Tami G
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Had a wonderful ride through the garden of the Gods. Wrangler was very informative and they match you up with the right horse for your riding level and size. We had our 10 year old son along who hadn't ridden on his own before and...More

Thank RM2012
Reviewed 13 August 2017

From my phonecall to make the reservation to the end of the ride the staff was consistently professional and top-notch. My wife and I have experience riding horses from when we were younger but you do not need experience for any of the rides Academy...More

1  Thank Traveling_Matt_75
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19 December 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!
4 October 2017|
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Response from kimod74 | 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. :(
15 August 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!