Equestrian Center


Email: equestrian.center@us.af.mil

Rental Office
DSN 719-333-4607

Boarding Information: 719-333-2294

Office Hours 9 am – 5 pm daily
About The Equestrian Center

With the Rampart Range as both its playground, the Academy Equestrian Center awaits those who want to ride the Rockies! Situated just a few miles from downtown Colorado Springs, the Academy’s full-service center offers 44,000 acres of majestic beauty in which to ride. Trail riders can ride on the 1,000 acres of trails on base or take off for the back country of the adjacent Pike National Forest.

The Equestrian Center also offers special events such as horsemanship seminars, twilight horseback rides, organized trail rides and hay rides. Full and partial care boarding is available. Horses are available for lease by the season during the fall and winter. The Equestrian Center hosts the AFA Cadet Equestrian and Rodeo Teams and works closely with other community organizations.

The Center is located south of the Pine Valley housing area and west of Air Academy High School. Facilities include multiple barns, round pens, two arenas, trail obstacle course, wash stall and community corrals.

Our current programs at the USAF Academy Equestrian Center include:
  • Riding instruction is offered.
  • UNITE Program – Use Your UNITE Funds!
  • Group and Holiday Events
  • Educational Events


Guided Group Trail Rides

Excellent way to gain riding experience for beginners or learn the trails for seasoned riders. Enjoy scenic views through our beautiful forested and open trails on our one and two hour guided trail rides.

Please call for schedule and availability. Spaces are limited, reservations required, ages 8+.

Guided Group Trail Riding Rates
  • $50/person one hour guided trail ride
  • $100/person two hour guided trail ride
  • $65/person one hour evening guided trail ride
    Guided group trail ride prices are per person for DOD cardholders, add $10 per person for non-DOD cardholders in party.
Hay Rides
  • 45-minute ride
  • $10/person
  • Children under age 2 are FREE with a parent riding.
  • By reservation ONLY! Please call for schedule and availability.

Rent a horse to lead your child around for them to gain experience! $15 for 30 minutes, ages 6-12 with a parent leading the horse. Under ages 6 can rent our mini horses to pet/lead/groom with parent assisting (no riding).

By reservation only.

Horsemanship Lessons

Sign up for our English/Western horsemanship lessons.

Costs are per hour:

  • Private – $55
  • Semi-Private – $50
  • Group – $45
  • Protective headgear for children is mandatory and provided
  • Participants need to wear heeled shoes and long pants. They should bring sunscreen and an appropriate jacket

These lessons are for ages 8+, (ages 6-7 evaluated case-by-case) includes instruction on riding, grooming, saddling and proper etiquette.