Equestrian Center

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7067 COTTONWOOD DRIVE
USAF ACADEMY, CO
80840

Email: equestrian.center@us.af.mil

Rental Office
719-333-4607
DSN 719-333-4607
Closed Mondays - All activities by reservation ONLY!

Boarding Information:
719-333-2294

ABOUT THE EQUESTRIAN CENTER

NOTE: You must register for a WebTrac account if you haven't done so already. After you click this button, Login/Register is in the upper right corner on the WebTrac page. When selecting a ride, click on the checkbox on the left side and then add to cart. Call if you have questions.

With the Rampart Range as its playground, the Air Force Academy Equestrian Center awaits those who want to ride the Rockies! Situated just a few miles from downtown Colorado Springs, the Academy’s stables offer 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 offers guided group trail rides, riding lessons, summer camps, hayrides, special events such as horsemanship seminars, twilight horseback rides, and family event days. Self, partial, and full care boarding options are available to eligible patrons. 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:
  • Guided Group Trail Rides
  • Riding instruction is offered.
  • UNITE Program - Use Your UNITE Funds!
  • Group and Holiday Events
  • Educational Events
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SEE CANCELLATION POLICY BELOW:

Guided Group Trail Rides

Excellent way to gain riding experience for beginners or learn the trails for seasoned riders ages 8+. Enjoy scenic views through our beautiful forested and open trails on our one and two hour guided trail rides. Please call ahead for schedule and availability.

Guided Group Trail Riding Rates

  • $60/per person one hour guided trail ride
  • $110/person two hour guided trail ride
  • $10 additional fee for non-DoD cardholders in party.
  •  Reservations required

LEAD LINE

Rent a horse to lead your child around for them to gain experience! 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).

  • $25 per 30 minutes
  • Reservations required

Hay Rides

  • Seasonal scheduled rides and special events
  • Please call for schedule and availability.
  • Reservations required

Dog Policy

Dogs are not allowed at the Equestrian Center EXCEPT military and service dogs with proper documentation. Service dogs must be leashed AT ALL TIMES.

Horsemanship Lessons

Sign up for our English/Western horsemanship lessons. These lessons are for ages 8+, (ages 6–7 evaluated case-by-case) includes instruction on riding, grooming, saddling and proper etiquette.

Costs are per hour:

  • Private $65
  • Semi-Private $55
  • Group $50
  • 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.
  • Lesson packages available for all lesson options
  • Call to schedule your initial 1.5 hour new student evaluation to determine lesson options specific to your riding level.

Boarding

Eligible patrons can board their personal horse(s) at the Equestrian Center. Call 719-333-2294 for details.

Trailer-Ins

Eligible patrons can trailer-in and park at the Equestrian Center trailer-in
lot to utilize the horse trails.

$10/day in drop box or $120 yearly passes available through the rental office.

NOTE: trailer-ins are for horse trail riding only, no other use of Equestrian Center facilities is allowed.

EQUESTRIAN CENTER CANCELLATION POLICY

This policy is in alignment with outdoor recreation industry standards.

  • Full payment for all activities is due at time of registration.
  • Cancellations within 72 HOURS of the activity date will NOT be refunded or rescheduled unless otherwise stated.
  • "No Shows" are non-refundable and will not be rescheduled.
  • All activities are subject to cancellation due to unsafe weather or conditions outside of our control. In this event, the activity will be rescheduled or refunded.
  • In the case of cancellation due to insufficient participation, a full refund will be issued or activity rescheduled.
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