Horseback Riding & Stable

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 Click on the links below for more info:

  Equestrian Program & Curriculum
  Lesson Prices
  Horse Services Offered
  Equipment List
  Skills Evaluation & Standards
  School Horses
  Arena Rules
  Boarding Fees & Policies 

 Concussion: Signs & Symptoms

 
 
The Village Club Riding Program
 
The focus of the Village Club equestrian program is the development of horsemanship skills both on and off the horse. Safety is taught from the very beginning and at every level. Focusing on safety allows all riders to enjoy being around horses without unnecessary risk.
 
The goal of the Village Club lesson program is to help develop the whole rider. Our lessons are geared to meet the needs of the rider while reinforcing positive character development, such as safety, good judgment, responsibility, accountability, and respect.
 
Our experienced school horses are capable of taking a student from their very first ride through learning to confidently jump small fences.  A rider may use a school horse in a lesson for a nominal fee or ride their own mount.
 
All riding courses include skills to improve the rider’s position and ability to safely control their horse in the arena. The curriculum is progressive and is designed to build a strong foundation of basic skills and knowledge helping riders to develop confidence at one level before moving up to the next.
 
The Village Club Riding Program teaches the balanced seat, which is an all-purpose seat which enables
the rider to stay in balance with the horse and influence the horse without the use of force. With a good
basis in the balanced seat, a rider can easily adapt to any style of riding be it jumping, dressage, or western riding.
 
Horseback riding lessons are available year-round for adults and children.  Children must be 6 years or older to participate.
 

Village Club SUMMER PONY CAMP
 
Horse crazy campers will have a great time learning a variety of skills and helpful horse hints including safely handling horses, leading, grooming, riding techniques and general horse care.  Campers will have one riding lesson each day (weather permitting), snack and craft time. 
 
Be sure to check in next spring for our camps, they fill fast!


BARN AND ARENA POLICIES

Barn Hours: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Arena Hours: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm 
Barn Rules are posted in the lounge in upper barn.

Instructor Arena Schedule
The calendar below contains the lesson schedule for all instructors. You can click on any entry to see more information such as instructor name, type of lesson and number of participants. We hope this calendar will help you schedule your riding time to avoid arena conflicts and make your ride more enjoyable.
If you would like to schedule a lesson, please contact your riding instructor directly.

RIDING LESSON CANCELLATION POLICY:    If you must cancel a scheduled riding lesson, please do so at least 24 hours in advance by calling or emailing the instructor.  Failing to cancel at least 24 hours in advance will result in the full price of the lesson being charged to your member account.

To schedule a lesson or for more information contact:

Mary Sayre

  Equine Program Director  
303-771-8131  ext 103
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The Village Club Policy Concerning Head Trauma:
Any child who has hit his/her head and/or suffered a concussion during a Village Club activity cannot return to the sport until a "Return to Play" form has been signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Click here for the Children's Hospital Concussion Packet:
Resource Guide for Families

Boarding

The Village Club offers boarding for its members' horses. In addition, the Village Club owns several school horses which are available for members to rent during lessons. The stable has 27 box stalls with attached runs. 

Our outdoor riding arena is usable throughout the year. The Highline Canal trail system is easily accessible from the Club property and provides miles of beautiful trails for riding.

Members who keep their horses at different facilities, may bring their horses to the club to use the facilities, take riding lessons, or join other members for recreational riding.


Pony Club

The Village Club is home to the Platte Valley Pony Club ("P.V.P.C"), the largest and oldest Pony Club in Colorado. Organized in 1956 as a member of the national U.S. Pony Club organization, P.V.P.C. is founded on the principles of the British Pony Club, the purpose of which is to provide the fundamentals of horsemanship education, equitation and sportsmanship.

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Membership to Pony Club is open to Village Club members and non-members. Weekly meetings are held in the Stone Building on Sunday evenings from January to May. Several riding days are held at the Village Club on Fridays in early summer.

In addition, Pony Club members may also compete at "Quiz" in spring and the Pony Club Rally in June, as well as participating in the Halloween Costume Parade and the Holiday Party at the Village Club. Contact: Nancy Sachs 303-667-9899