equestrian center


7067 Cottonwood Drive
USAF Academy, CO

Summer Hours
Tue - Sun, 9 am - 5 pm
Closed Mondays
Winter Hours starting Nov.1
Thu - Sun 10 am - 4 pm
Closed Mon - Wed

Rental Office 719-333-4607
DSN 719-333-4607

Boarding Information:

Helpful Links

Stables Brochure (PDF)
Guided Trail Rides
Lead Line Rides
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Rental Riding

Rental riding by reservation only for ages 8+. Summer hours are Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 am to 5 pm. Last horse leaves the barn at 2:30 pm. Closed for rental riding on Mondays.

Winter Hours starting Nov. 1 are Thu - Sun 10 am - 4 pm.  Closed for rental riding Mon -Wed.

$45, additional hours $20, full day $100. Costs are for DOD cardholders, add $10 per guest for non-DOD cardholders in party.
To sign up, call 719-333-4607

GUided Group trail rides

Guided rides on Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays at noon.
Excellent way to gain riding experience for beginners or learn the trails for seasoned riders.

Winter Hours - Guded rides on Sat - Sun at noon.

Spaces are limited, reservations required, ages 8+.
$50 per person, add $10 for non-DOD cardholders in party.
To sign up, call 719-333-4607


Rent a horse to lead your child around for them to gain experience! $15 for 30 minutes, ages 6+ with a parent leading the horse. By reservation only.

Academy Equestrian Center features:

​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 Equestrian 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.

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.


  • Boarding vacancies in a gated community with access to over 44,000 acres for trail riding!
  • Boarding rates are paid on a monthly basis.

For details call 719-333-2294


Did you know you can lease a horse for the winter?
For details call 719-333-2294.

Our current programs at the USAF Academy Equestrian Center include:

  • Equine Assisted Learning and Therapy (mental health oriented) for wounded warriors and their families. Contact the Remount Foundation: WEBSITE LINK
  • UNITE Program - Use Your UNITE Funds!
  • Group and Holiday Events
  • Educational Events
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