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Academy Riding Stables

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Address: 4 El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-1920
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Horseback riding threw Garden of God's.

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JessMN55330
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 expectations. The tour guide Theo was very good at making us feel comfortable and helped... More 

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

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 and the vegetation and animals the are in the park. And, of course, make sure... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 blah. Our wrangler, Katie was super sweet and awesome! Knew a lot about Garden of... More 

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

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 you and all the wranglers are taught are from history of the Garden of the... More 

San Diego, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 horse I highly recommend this stable.

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

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. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 12 March 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!

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

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. More 

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Reviewed 1 March 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 Springs from Denver, snowy it was. This girl called to give a heads up, ask... More 

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

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. Hope you will be back to ride in another season. More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

My teenage daughter and I had a wonderful time riding at an easy pace through the beautiful Garden of the Gods. The trail is shared by hikers and isn't too difficult, but may be slightly challenging (but exciting!) for beginners. The ranchers are friendly, knowledgeable about the area, and have a great focus on safely while maintaining a fun experience.... More 

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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 to ride horseback in the Garden of the Gods. We are glad to read your comments and look forward to seeing you again. More 

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

My wife and I had a fantastic time. The horses know the drill so if you are an inexperienced rider do not worry. The views you get are fantastic and you don't have to fight crowds of people. The staff is super friendly. I am an experienced rider but was still treated with kid gloves. The ride we went on... More 

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

ARS is pleased that the two of you enjoyed your winter horseback ride in the Garden of the Gods. It is a great time of year to see the park in its snowy spender and the horses are longing to go to the park for a trail ride. We take the safety of our guests and horses as a priority.... More 

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great ride and tour with RAJ! She's amazing!!! Our first time ever riding. They have the process down so well to make you feel completely comfortable and relaxed. We took the 2 hour ride with RAJ who was outstanding. She had so much knowledge about riding and about the area. No matter what questions we asked, she had a sensible... More 

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

Thank you from Academy Riding Stable. We are pleased that your first riding experience was positive, fun and informative. Hope you come back again. More 

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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This was a really fun and interesting way to your the Garden of the Gods. Our tour guide, Pascal, was very knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend this stop on your travels.

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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 tour of the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, CO on horseback. We appreciate your comments and hope you can come back again. Every season there is a new vista to see. More 

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Reviewed 16 November 2016

We had a great 3pm guided tour from Ash. It was only my husband and I on the tour so it was very intimate and informational. The horses were well behaved and very easy to ride. If you havent gone horseback riding before they provide you with a quick lesson. However, the horses are so accustomed to the tour loop... More 

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

Thank you for spending the time with ARS and a guided horseback ride in the Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO. More 

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