What Happened to the Kids Program?



After a wonderful 16 year run, we have decided to discontinue our kids programs including Horse Camp, Pony Camp, Pony Rides and Horseback Rides for kids under 10yrs.

There are still three opportunities for the kids to have fun at the ranch.  We allow children 8yrs+ to attend Goat Yoga.  They must stay on their mat during class.  We have a play area for the kids while parents enjoy a cold brew at our new Saloon.  There are horse treats for sale at the Saloon.  And we have free bowling, corn hole, washers and a cat-free sand box.

It’s been a fulfilling and challenging endeavor.  We’ve had many, many beautiful families visit our little rancho on the hill which have resulted in all sorts of friendships and memories.  We will fondly remember Faith, Kayleigh, Abby, Anna, Claire, Laura, Kenzie, Cynthia, Kinley, Adriana, Nikki, Coco, Carmen, John, William, Liam, and I could go on and on!    There are a few that pushed everyone’s buttons, love you Thomas and Daniel!

We loved the horses and ponies that served the children well.  Todd, Clint, Chief, Mac, Belle, Nutmeg, Habanero, Daisy, Matilda, Jackie, Wanda, Cocoa, Checkers, BeeBop, Rusty, Bubbles, Boss Hogg and on and on too!

It’s just a new era for Vail Stables, and with that comes a change in the programming.  We are genuinely sorry if this comes as a huge disappointment, however, we’d still like to visit with you and your children at the ranch with a beautiful view.



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 17 years and offer adventurers an all-access pass into the backcountry of the White River National Forest on our gentle horses with friendly, experienced guides, on awe-inspiring trails. 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.