Horse Riding Lessons
Academy Stables, Inc. provides English and Western riding lessons, in both a private and semi-private format. Each Lesson includes one hour of professional instruction. (ages 6 and up).
Group lessons do not exceed six riders (and are more commonly held with 2-6 riders). This ensures that all students get adequate attention in the lessons and are able to progress. It also provides a safety oriented atmosphere where riding arenas are not overcrowded and the chance of accidents are minimized. Groups are organized by ability levels and approximate age.
Jenn Alber pursued her degree in Equine Studies from the University of Findlay in 1994. She graduated with a BS in Equine Studies, and a BS in Equine Farm Management. She moved to Colorado over 20 years ago to pursue her dream of teaching lessons and training horses.
Jenn Alber is certified to teach through the American Riding Instructor Association in Hunt Seat. She comes to the state of Colorado with a wide variety of disciplines in her own background – including Hunt Seat, Jumpers, Dressage, and Western. She attributes this wide variety to her passion and devotion to the animals she loves the most – the Horse. She has shown on the east cost, mid-west, and Colorado in H/J, Dressage, and Quarter horse, and is affiliated with the AQHA, USDF, and USEF programs. While going to college for Equestrian Studies in Findlay, OH, Jenn also pursued Therapeutic riding, and how to manage such facilities.
She also provides clients opportunities to go to horse shows. She has developed and cultivated an amazing show team at Academy Stables. Clients from beginner leadline to advanced jumpers participate in horse shows throughout the State including local, and regional shows with her.
Starting at the age of 6 in Northern California, Aiden Rice grew up horseback riding in the hunter/jumper discipline with some western pleasure riding on the side. During this time, she spent summers working at a local horse camp while competing in both USEF/USHJA rated horse shows and Interscholastic (IEA) horse shows.
She moved to Colorado in 2015 to attend the University of Colorado Boulder and in the summer of 2017 worked as director of the Academy Stables summer camp. Aiden’s passion for horses is centralized around a fun, safe, enthusiastic, and hardworking environment, and she looks forward to sharing her 15 years of equestrian experience in both summer camp and lessons for Academy Stables in 2018.
Lessons are open to auditing for future students on the weekends and some days during the week. Please call 303-665-4637 to discuss the best time to audit a lesson.
Introductory lessons are available on the weekends to introduce students to the lesson program and begin their passion for riding!
NOTE: The maximum weight for a rider taking a lesson is 200 pounds.