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Our Rustic Little Outfit Offers Something for Everyone

Our gentle horses, friendly, experienced guides, and awe-inspiring trails await your arrival.  

Take your IG selfies with the adorable, frolicking, mischievous, drink-spilling goats in Goat Yoga and

G.O.A.T. Happy Hour with goats, sheep and ponies.  Random Live Music Events 

 

Located one easy mile (don’t walk!) NE of Vail Village

RIDICULOUSLY STRICT 48 hr and 5 minute cancellation policy.

Dress in layers as Colorado weather is very moody, and the forecast is usually deceiving.

 

Horseback Rides

Easy Online Booking for the 1.5 hour and 2 hour Horseback Rides

Ages 5+, Weight Limit – 220lbs, 6’+ 240, 6’4″+ 260

1 Hour Rides are on hold until we see how many staff members we find this year.

Read the FAQs here.  Before you call.

 

Pony Time

Book mid-day Pony Time or add on when you book late-afternoon G.O.A.T. Happy Hour

Pony Time may mean feeding treats, petting, learning, grooming, crying, laughing, screaming, screeching or squealing out of fear or glee, photo opportunities, riding or mom and dad simply leading the pony around and around in the beer garden as baby watches from afar.  Lower your expectations and everyone will have a great Pony Time.  0-5 yrs old, (6, 7 and 8,…yr olds go on horseback rides) parent-led in the beer garden, includes 1 cup of treats, 30 minutes, $30.  Offered at specific times during the day.  Please check here for the available schedule.

There is a second opportunity to play with ponies and that is during G.O.A.T. Happy Hour.  15 minutes for $15, includes 1 cup of treats.  Please schedule this ride under G.O.A.T. Happy Hour.

 

GOGA Vail 

Yoga – with goats and lambs getting in your space.

8 Yrs and Up (any age if you buy out the class)

Check out the GOGA schedule online.

 

G.O.A.T. Happy Hour

Where the goats, sheep and ponies play.  Very family-friendly with a shaded sandbox, play-on toys, ponies to ride snacks and kid beverages.  Hammocks for adults, a great view, chill vibe and plenty of adult beverages.

 3:30-5:30, most days.

G.O.A.T. Happy Hour Reservations include a Bartender and 1 container of treats.  

Additional beverages, goat and horse treats for sale.  Pony Ride Add-On available when booking Happy Hour.

 

 Live Music Events

We have a host of amazing musicians joining us this summer and the list continues to grow.

5pm-7pm

6/24 Jen Mack

6/25 Many Mountains

6/28 Alan Echtler and Ray Merry

6/30 Kimmi Bitter from Nashville

7/12 Alan Echtler & Ray Merry

7/20 Adam Pearce of the Voice

7/26 Alan Echtler & Ray Merry

7/29 Jen Mack

8/6 The Evolution with Mauricio

8/9 Alan Echtler & Ray Merry

8/25 Jen Mack

 

 

 

 

 

If 2022 is anything like last year, it is going to be very busy. We encourage you to make your reservations as soon as possible to secure the ride and time slot or class you desire. You have 48 Hours and 5 Minutes prior to check-in time to cancel your reservation and receive a full refund.

 

From $5

Enjoy the relaxed vibe in our beer garden with a beautiful view of Vail Mountain, cool drinks, baby goats, lambs and ponies, a sandbox and play on toys for the kids, and maybe a nap in a hammock.  Feed treats to the goats and horses and listen to the music. We take requests!

 

On Live Music nights, G.O.A.T. Happy Hour ends at 5:00 and ticket holders occupy the beer garden.

 

Serving; 8 Second Kolsch, 39° Colorado Mule, Spicy Margarita, Aspen Brewing Hazy IPA, Telluride Brewing IPA, Vail Brewing Company Deck Daze, Coors Light, Bubbly Rosé, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc, a Radler, Coke, Sprite, Diet Coke, Dr. Pepper, Capri Sun, and Water.

  • G.O.A.T. Activity
From $40

Goat Yoga is an amazing experience for those who want to unwind, laugh, and relax while attempting to do the downward dog with a young goat or several goats winding around and between your limbs.  There is a lot of poo (and pee) from the goats.  They do not wear diapers.  Let that stuff go!!!  Just let it go.  We are pretty sure those little pellets are probiotics and if you eat one, you will be healthy for at least a year.  Seriously, we hope you don’t actually do that.  It’s supposed to be a joke.  Don’t eat the poo!  It’s hard to believe we even have to add that little disclaimer.  But we are in strange times.  Everyone is looking for the magic pill.

 

 

From $165

Booking for summer 2022 now!

Appropriate for all ages.  Parents, 5 yr olds usually do better than adults.  Enjoy a scenic ride on mountainous terrain, with giant mountain views, and through a dense leafy-green Aspen forest we call The Enchanted Forest.   It will leave you speechless!

May 27th-June 25th 2022 & August 27-October 1

Upgrade to Adult-Only Rides where everyone is 18yrs+ for $185pp.

Upgrade to a Private Ride   $330pp.  (min. 3 ppl  x 3 is $990 minimum)

June 26-August 26th (Peak)

Upgrade to Adult-Only Rides where everyone is 18yrs+ for $200pp.

Upgrade to a Private Ride   $360pp.  (min. 3 ppl  x 3 is $990 minimum)

From $220

Booking now for 2022!

This horseback ride travels through endless Aspen trees, Lodgepole pines, thick foliage and wildflowers, while offering two amazing, wide open viewpoints of the mountains from the Gore Range down to Beaver Creek.  It’s possible for anyone to do this ride as long as your general level of fitness is good for an hour of uphill and an hour of downhill navigation.  Check your core strength and double it before you ride!!  Age limit 7 yrs and older and the kids will be fine!!!!!  (Better than the adults at the end.)

May 27th-June 25th 2022 & August 27-October 1

Upgrade to Adult-Only (18yrs+) for $260pp

Upgrade to Private Ride (minimum 3ppl) for $440pp

June 26th – August 26th

Upgrade to Adult-Only (18yrs+) for $270pp

Upgrade to Private Ride (minimum 3ppl) for $480pp

From $110

Now booking for 2021!

There is an abundance of sunshine, gorgeous views of Vail Mountain and East Vail, no steep drop-offs or cliffs, and plenty of time in the Aspens, on this multi-dimensional ride suitable for anyone 5yrs and up.

Upgrade to Adult-Only Ride (18yrs+) for $130pp.

Upgrade to Private Ride (Min. 3ppl) for $220pp.

The biggest difference between the Rocky Point and Bear Hollow is that the Bear Hollow includes an additional 30 minutes in the enchanting Aspen Glade.

From $30.00

Pony Time may mean feeding treats, petting, learning, grooming, crying, laughing, screaming, screeching or squealing out of fear or glee, photo opportunities, riding or mom and dad simply leading the pony around and around in the beer garden as baby watches from afar.  Lower your expectations and everyone will have a great Pony Time.  0-5 yrs old, (6, 7 and 8,…yr olds go on horseback rides) parent-led in the beer garden, includes 1 cup of treats, 30 minutes, $30.  Offered at specific times during the day.  Please check here for the available schedule.

There is a second opportunity to play with ponies and that is during G.O.A.T. Happy Hour.  15 minutes for $15, includes 1 cup of treats.  Please schedule this ride under G.O.A.T. Happy Hour.

Discover Vail, Colorado

Vail Stables is uncompromisingly Colorado, specializing in beautiful mountain horseback rides near the town of Vail.

We have been the leading provider of tours on horseback for over 20 years and offer adventurers an all-access pass into the backcountry of the White River National Forest.

The spirit of the Old West rides on the breezes flowing through the quaking Aspens and echoes in the squeaking leather saddles. Our passion is to create transformational experiences through horseback riding.

Our friendly, experienced guides, gentle horses, and awe-inspiring trails await your arrival.

Note:  The information on this website supersedes any other information found on printed materials or other websites.

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Home of the G.O.A.T. Happy Hour - The Happiest Hour in Town

Extremely family friendly.  Relax in our hammocks with a stunning view of the slopes. We have cold beer and wine for the adults, soda and juice available for the kids. Take a selfie with the goats, sheep, ponies and horses.  Feed them some treats and enjoy the chill vibe of farm life in the Rockies

Check the schedule online for reservations.  Random days available.

Regular Happy Hour pricing includes one container of treats for the animals.  Ages 6 and over please.  0-5 is free, unless you want them to ride a pony.

Pony Rides available for kids 0-5.  Book that option under Happy Hour.

 

Treat Yourself to the Ultimate Adventure
★★★★★

Goat Yoga so much fun!

"My daughter convinced me to sign her up for goat yoga. We got there and all decided to join her as a family. It was so much fun. Amy was the instructor and was awesome. She gave us a nice workout and gave us plenty of time to interact with the goats. The goats were sweet and fun. Highly recommend. We may try to do it again before our vacation ends."

– kjtex2016 · TripAdvisor
Visited twice in 3 days- so much fun!

"We booked a family trail ride our first day of vacation in Vail- it was so great- horses were very sweet and gentle, scenery was gorgeous, ride was very relaxing. Then we found out they have Goga (Goat yoga), and the girls HAD to come back for that, so day 3 of our trip we were back at Vail Stables for a really fun session of goat yoga with the sweetest goats and great yogi leading the session. Highly recommend both experiences!!"

– SOonthebeach · TripAdvisor
Excellent Beginner Ride

"Having almost no horseback riding experience, 2 hour Vail Stables tour was perfect for our family with 2 tweens/teens. Climb into forest was manageable, not scary at all, and views were amazing. Horses in beautiful condition and very well trained. On our ride we hardly did any directing, in fact, we could have actually handled going faster."

– KrisC3333 · TripAdvisor
Best ride we've been on. Great route and overall great experience.

"Great experience from the minute we checked in. Our guide was Ellen and she was terrific. Got us ready and off we went on a fantastic 2-hour ride. Great pics along the way. Never considered about the horses or trails and we got up and down the mountain with incredible views and great memories. Highly recommended! Do the 2-hr ride. well worth it!"

– David K. · TripAdvisor
Loved it!

"We decided to go for a horseback riding after my kids (10 and 12 years old) insisted... my husband didn't want to come but somehow we convinced him. We all loved it!!! The horses are so perfectly train that you literally don't need to do anything... it was a great experience and a great way to see Vail from a new perspective! Will definitely be back."

– Karilli · TripAdvisor