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Equestrian Center

General Information

Ken-Caryl Ranch Equestrian Center

The Ken-Caryl Ranch Equestrian Center boarding and training facility is located in the foothills southwest of Denver. The scenic tranquility of the Ken-Caryl Valley, the nostalgic splendor of the facilities, along with the dedication of the staff make the Center one of the most picturesque and professionally operated equine facilities in the state. We offer two fully groomed outdoor arenas and a large indoor arena for the convenience of our boarders. Over 4,800 acres of native Colorado open space and several miles of trails to access it are open for Ken-Caryl Ranch riders. Visitors are welcome to walk through the Center and enjoy viewing the equestrian activities going on. Please do not feed the horses, as some are on a special diet.

Equestrian Center Staff

Equestrian Center Manager: Sierra Pokorn, sierrap@kcranch.org or 303-979-4500
Riding School: eqschool@kcranch.org or 303-972-8456

Equestrian Center

Monthly Boarding

For payment options, see the Pay My Account page.

BARN STALL
  • Resident: $548
  • Non-Resident: $578
  • $30 / month hay surcharge

Includes feeding twice daily with hay and grain,
stall cleaning once daily, self turn out, and use of the arenas.

SHED ROW STALL
  • Resident: $577
  • Non-Resident: $607
  • $30 / month hay surcharge

Includes feeding twice daily with hay and grain,
stall cleaning once daily, self turn out, and use of the arenas.

PIPE PEN
  • Resident: $456
  • Non-Resident: $486
  • $30 / month hay surcharge

Includes feeding twice daily with hay and grain,
stall cleaning once daily, and use of the arenas.

LARGE PASTURE
  • Resident: $331
  • Non-Resident: $361
  • $30 / month hay surcharge

Includes hay fed twice daily and use of the arenas.

SMALL PASTURE
  • Resident: $336
  • Non-Resident: $366
  • $30 / month hay surcharge

Includes hay fed twice daily and use of the arenas.

PRICING FOR OTHER SERVICES
  • Monthly Trailer Parking: $50
  • Trailer-In Lesson: $25 per horse
  • Monthly Paid Turn Out: $70

Boarding Openings

There are currently openings for Main Barn, Large Pasture and Pipe Pens. Please see the Equestrian Center Waiting List for the other locations.

Please contact Sierra Pokorn at sierrap@kcranch.org or 303-979-4500 for all boarding inquiries.

Waiting List Policy

A separate wait list is maintained for each of the accommodations as needed within the Equestrian Center such as: barn stalls, pipe pens, pastures, etc. All prospective boarders should submit a request to management to place their name and the current date on the appropriate wait list. When space becomes available, management will contact prospective member boarders in priority order beginning with the name that has been on the list the longest. Members must be in good standing to be considered for a space. The person called will have 3 days to make a decision about occupying the space; if the space is not claimed in 3 days the person’s name will go to the bottom of the list with the current date. The next member on the list is then called. If no member boarder wants to have the space, the first sponsored non-member on the list will be called.

Ken-Caryl Equestrian Center Riding School

Lessons

The Ken-Caryl Equestrian Center Riding School offers lessons in English and Western, to riders from beginner to advanced intermediate levels. Riders may use one of the Equestrian center’s horses or bring their own horse.

PRIVATE LESSON
  • Resident: $60
  • Non-Resident: $65

Rates are per hour.
Student will work one-on-one with their instructor.

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSON
  • Resident: $50
  • Non-Resident: $55

Rates are per person per hour.
For two riders at the same level of riding skill.

* Private lessons are required at the beginning of a student’s riding education. Once an instructor has determined the rider’s skill level, they may have the opportunity to join a Semi-Private Lesson with students of the same caliber.

The Ken-Caryl Equestrian Center is owned by the residents of Ken-Caryl and is an amenity to the Community. Therefore, non-residents who decide to participate in any activity in the Ken-Caryl Community are subject to a non-resident usage fee. The fee established here at the Equestrian Center is an additional $5 per lesson.

Cash or check (made out to KCRMA) is due at the time of each lesson and please be aware there is a 24-hour cancellation policy.

Gift Certificates

Need a gift idea? Gift certificates for riding lessons are available at the Equestrian Center. They make great birthday, Christmas or Hanukkah gifts!

For more information, please call 303-972-8456 or email eqschool@kcranch.org.
Fun & Educational

Summer Riding Camps

Picnic with the ponies
PICNIC WITH THE PONIES

Ages: 6-8 Years

Fees:
  • Resident: $250
  • Non-Resident: $275

Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (Two-week sessions will be scheduled throughout the summer.)

Hours: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Session 1: June 1– 3, June 8– 10
Session 2: June 15 – 17, June 22 – 24
*Session 3: June 29 – July 1, July 13– July 15
Session 4: July 20– 22, July 27– 29
Session 5:  Aug. 3 – 5,  Aug. 10 – 12

*Session 3 of Picnic has a one week break between the two weeks due to the holiday.

During this fun camp, younger children will learn different aspects of horse care and horseback riding. We strive to offer a wonderful horse experience while learning to be safe around horses. Maximum of six children per session. Parents are welcome to come the last day of the camp (2nd Thursday) at 1:15pm to watch their children ride. Please bring a packed lunch.

Payment and waiver must be dropped off at the Riding School Barn lock box NO LATER than 30 days PRIOR to the start of each assigned camp.  Only cash or check, made out to KCRMA, will be accepted.

eq summer camp
SUMMER CAMP

Ages: 8 & Up

Fees:
  • Resident: $250
  • Non-Resident: $275

Days: Monday – Thursday (One-week sessions will be scheduled throughout the summer.)

Hours: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

*Session 1: June 1 – 4
Session 2:   June 7 –  10
Session 3:   June 14 – 17
Session 4:   June 21 – 24
Session 5:   June 28 – July 1
Session6:    July 12 – 15
Session 7:   July 19 – 22
Session 8:   July 26 – 29
Session 9:   Aug. 2– 5
Session 10: Aug. 9 – 12

*First week of camp June 1 – 4 is our only Tuesday through Friday camp. All others are Monday through Thursday.

In this camp, students will learn many aspects of horse care including handling, body language and psychology, tack cleaning, grooming, feeding, and, of course, horseback riding! They will have a wonderful horse experience while learning to be safe around horses. Kids may ride either English or Western in any of the camps. These camps are appropriate for kids with a variety of horse experience. Each day of camp includes 1.5 hours of horse contact, including an hour of actual riding. Maximum of 6 kids per session. Parents are welcome to join us on Thursdays at 10:45 a.m. to see their kids show their talent on horseback. Please see required gear for each camp below.

Payment and waiver must be dropped off at the Riding School Barn lock box NO LATER than 30 days PRIOR to the start of each assigned camp.  Only cash or check, made out to KCRMA, will be accepted.

Limit of 2 sessions per child.

Required Camper Gear

Each camper should bring a drink and snack or lunch. For riding, campers should wear pants and heeled boots. We have helmets but you may bring your own as well. It is also advised to bring a hat and sunscreen.

When calling to register, please provide the following participant information:

  • T-shirt size
  • Please provide any information regarding prior camp/riding school experience.
  • Known allergies

Refund Policy

Requests for refunds must be received three weeks prior to camp session. Each refund will be assessed a $20 service charge unless program is cancelled by the Riding School. A $20 service fee charge will be levied on all returned checks. No refunds for cancellations within three weeks of session, unless we are able to fill your spot.

For more information, please call 303-972-8456 or email eqschool@kcranch.org.

Ken-Caryl Equestrian Center, 14422 W. Ken-Caryl Avenue, Littleton, CO 80127

Equestrian Celebrations

Birthday Parties

Let horses help you celebrate your birthday! Put on some boots and get ready to saddle up for a great time at the barn! 

Birthday parties are a one hour hand-led riding experience, with all children taking turns riding the same horse. After your ride you are welcome to stay and finish your celebration with cake and presents at either the indoor riding school office, outdoor picnic tables or the playground at Dakota Lodge. Food not provided. 

Parties are $90 for the first three children which includes a facility fee, and $15 for each additional child.  

Additional Party Information: 

  • Closed Toe Shoes required to ride; long pants recommended. 
  • Parents are responsible for children when they are not riding.   
  • Please no shouting or running at the facility.   
  • Decorating is permitted inside the office, however no balloons allowed at the facility.  
  • Children 4-5 years old are welcome to ride with a parent walking along side and must bring their own helmet. 
  • *Please note, checks (made out to KCRMA) or cash (no credit cards), along with ALL waivers must be received one week prior to your scheduled party.     

Call for reservations 303-972-8456, or email eqschool@kcranch.org.

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