Horseback Riding & Stable

 

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 Click on the links below for more info:
  Equine Tack/Groom Services Offered
  Equipment List
  Skills Evaluation & Standards
  Arena Rules
  Boarding Fees & Policies 

 Concussion: Signs & Symptoms

   
The Village Club Riding Program
 

 

October 10th 2020 - COVID-19 Update - Members MUST reserve a time to visit the barn by using the SignUp Genius here:

RESERVATIONS FOR BARN: SignUp Genius Barn Schedule

Safer at Home: Reserving a riding lesson or horse visit:

  • Riding times/barn visits can be made through the sign up genius up to 7 days in advance for members and their immediate family
  • Lessons for member needing a school horse can resume and be scheduled through Allison Guidry, Director of Equestrian Programs by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 303-771-8131 x103
  • There will be 4 slots open for reservations per 90 minutes.
  • All reservations are eligible for 90 minute time slots. Limited to 1 reservation per family per day. Members having more than 1 horse, may reserve a time slot for each horse, up to 3 slots per day.

Inside Barn:

  • DO NOT arrive more than 25 minutes before your lesson/riding time.
  • DO NOT take more than 25 minutes after your lesson/riding time to untack and put tack away.
  • Do not congregate in or around the aisles.
  • No gatherings of more than 10 allowed so be respectful and practice social distances between other members riding during the same time slot

Safer at Home Barn Guidelines:

  • Bring your own hand sanitizer, wipes, gloves etc.
  • Wipe down any rake, broom, door handle, stall latch etc that you touch
  • State of Colorado requires wearing a mask in doors and outside in public when 6ft of distance cannot be maintained.

 Please practice appropriate hand washing and social distancing while utilizing these facilities.

We hope you and your families stay safe!

 
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.
 
Ready for summer? Click the link below to check out the Pony Camps and other fun camps this summer!
 
 
EQUINE PROGRAM DIRECTOR
The Village Club Equine Programs Director is Allison Guidry.  Allison is available for private lessons using one of our experienced school horses or your own horse.  Allison also offers training rides, lunging, hand walking and consultations regarding the training and well being of your horse.

Feel free to give Allison a call at Village Club 303-771-8131 ext 103 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to schedule a lesson or training ride.  
 
BARN AND ARENA POLICIES

Barn Hours: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Arena Hours: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm 
Barn Rules are posted in the lounge in upper barn.

 

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:
Allison Guidry
  Equine Program Director  
303-771-8131  ext 103   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

 

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, weather permitting. 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.