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Fairgrounds

Open Riding

2022 Open Riding Schedule

Please call 720-733-6900 to verify the Open Riding Schedule prior to arriving at the Fairgrounds as the schedule is subject to change.

Douglas County reserves the right to cancel Open Riding at any time without notice.

Open Riding Brochure

Indoor Arena Schedule

Every Wednesday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Additional Dates include:

  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on April 29

Please note location or riding hour changes: 

  • Aug. 31 (Outdoor Arena) 8 a.m. – 4p.m.
  • Oct. 26 (Indoor Arena) 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Nov. 2 (Indoor Arena) 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Nov. 23 (Indoor Arena)  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 21 (Indoor Arena) 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Rules

Anyone not complying with these rules will be asked to leave.

  • No stallions allowed.
  • Horses must be kept under control at all times.
  • No racing, roping, barrel racing, jumping, trick riding, etc allowed.
  • No Lunging in Indoor or Outdoor Arena. Lunging is only allowed in warm-up arenas.
  • No lessons are allowed.
  • A parent or guardian must accompany anyone under the age of 18 (riders and/or spectators).
  • All riders must check-in, sign a waiver and pay the fee prior to riding.
  • Riders ride at their own risk.
  • Parking in designated areas only.
  • Open riding is designated in arenas only. Weather and schedule permitting,
  • Dogs are not allowed in the open riding area.
  • Stalls are NOT provided for open riding. Riders are expected to clean up after horses, wheelbarrows, and shovels are provided.
  • Do not tie horses to temporary panels.
  • Alcohol is not permitted.

Cost

  • $5.00 per session per horse or rider whichever is greater
  • Cash or check only (exact cash as no change will be given back).