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Rules for Your Ride

Please be sure you have read and understood the rules below before you book your ride:

Reservation and Missed Ride Policy

All reservations must be made online. Cancellations or changes to reservations must be made by telephone at least 48 hours prior to your ride to avoid being charged in full without the possibility of a refund. Canceling your horse ride affects business significantly as we have often turned away other customers to secure your spot. Most of our guests reserve their horses well in advance, so it is difficult to replace a reservation at late notice. For this reason, we strictly adhere to our Reservation Policy. Refunds will be offered with proof of a COVID positive test. Documentation must be submitted 2 weeks from reservation date.

Commercial Riding Stables

Academy Riding Stables is not a therapeutic riding facility. If you are making reservations for anyone with a physical or mental disability please call us at 719-633-5667 to make sure we can properly accommodate everyone in your group.

Being on Time Is Very Important

MUST ARRIVE 30 minutes before your scheduled ride for our safety talk and trip preparation. If you are late, you may possibly forfeit your reservation or have to be rescheduled for another ride time.

All rides will begin promptly in order to maintain the schedule for previous and following rides.

Weight Limits

For your safety and the well-being of our horses, the weight limit is 235 lbs.

Because of our Liability Insurance, we are strict about our weight limit. Our limits are set to ensure the safety of both the rider and the longevity of our horses.

Please click here for further details and an explanation of our weight policy.


Our rides do go out in all safe weather conditions, rain or shine. If a cancellation is made by Academy Riding Stables for any safety-related reason, we will diligently work to reschedule you for another ride or provide a full refund. Unless communicated, riders should expect to ride.

Age Requirements

The one hour riders must be 8 years of age or older and at least 4 feet tall and the two hour riders must be 11 years of age or older and at least 4 feet tall. All minors will ride in front of their known adult on their own horse during the ride. (ex: I am a 14 years old I can ride with my 19 year old sibling.) For the safety of our riders, we cannot allow more than one rider per horse, regardless of age.

Attire and Electronics

Pants and closed toe shoes are recommended for your comfort and safety. We also recommend that our guests wear sunscreen. Please refrain from having anything “wrapped or strapped” to you during the duration of your ride. For your safety, we will not allow backpacks, purses, etc. on the ride. We are not responsible for lost or damaged electronics or valuables. Please secure all your electronics like GoPros, cameras, iPhones, etc. properly on your person before your ride. Cell phones must be put in silent during the duration of your tour.


A riding waiver must be completed in order to ride. Helmets must be worn at all times. Helmets are provided by Academy Riding Stables. We are a drug and alcohol-free establishment. We reserve the right to withdraw a person who is, in our opinion, likely to endanger themselves or others. We reserve the right to cancel a ride if we become concerned about the safety of anyone on the ride.


Free parking at stables for standard vehicles. No RV parking or trailer parking. No parallel or overnight parking.

Watch our Instructional Video to learn more about your ride!