Arvada Indoor Equestrian Center is currently CLOSED to the public.
Until we can be together again, Ride-Along with Sundance School of Riding and our virtual lessons on our YouTube Channel: at
Although we do not have a reopening date yet, when we do open, these will be our COVID-19 Guidelines:
Due to the recent COVID-19 health crisis, and for the safety of our students, instructors and staff, we are implementing a new policy that will adhere to the state and local health guidelines for responsible social distancing; limiting points of contact and the amount of people at the barn during lessons.
For the time being, all visitors to the barn must contact us first and schedule an appointment; no large groups, only three riders in the arena at a time.
If you are an adult student, we ask that you come alone to your lesson. If the rider is a minor, we are limiting the viewers to one parent/legal guardian, and please no siblings or other visitors. For the time being, staff will be tacking up horses to ensure that adequate disinfection of equipment is done properly between student rides. We ask that you do not show up earlier than on the hour or half-hour of your ride time. This is to ensure we have a safe number of participants in the equestrian center at one time, adhering to social distancing guidelines. Upon arrival, please go straight to the lobby for any further directions.
Previously, Sundance School of Riding has had a “no charge” policy for the use of our school helmets; however, due to recent events we are now initiating a $5.00 rental fee for use of school helmets. This is in addition to lesson price, and again this is to ensure proper disinfection between every use. As always, use of own helmet is free of charge and highly recommended.
For the time being, we will only be scheduling lessons two weeks out in advance, to be able to better navigate and react to possible future outbreaks or closures.
We have set up online payments to reduce person-to-person interactions. If you are able to pay for your lesson before arriving at the facility, we encourage you to pay through our Venmo account mikia-parker or PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Prices are $60 per student for an hour long lesson; $40 per student for a 30min lesson; and $5 rental fee for school helmets.
We require proper use of face masks for everyone when at the facility, whether participating in a lesson, public riding, or spectating. We require everyone takes their temperature prior to coming to Arvada Indoor Equestrian Center, with any temperature above 99.5 be asked not to come. If you or anyone in your family are or have been sick recently, please do not come for your lesson. We ask that you give us as much notice as possible. Please see our cancellation policy for further questions.
Thank you for your cooperation to ensure the health and safety of everyone during these uncertain times. We greatly appreciate it! If you have any questions please feel free to email us at , as that will be the best way for us to respond.
One Hour Riding Lessons
In these semi-private lessons for ages 9 and up, our goal is to teach the entire process of getting their school horse ready, riding, and then care for horse after their ride. When first learning this process, half of our lesson will be spent learning safety on the ground and the other half riding. Once the instructor and students are comfortable with the students tacking up with only little supervision, we will spend the majority of our lesson working on the horse.
Update: All 2020 camps have been canceled, we look forward to seeing everyone again in the summer of 2021.
This past summer we have seen over 700 kids come through Arvada Indoor Equestrian Center to experience the wonderful world of horses, many for the very first time; through our many offerings including our own summer horse camps, daily riding lessons, camps with Majestic View Nature Center and working with Avid4 Adventure.
Adult Riding Lessons
Yes we teach adults! We teach all skill levels from beginner adults who always wanted to try out riding but were never able to for one reason or another, to returning riders who want to brush up on their skillsets, no matter how long the hiatus. We structure these one hour lessons to what your goals and dreams are for your equestrian adventures.
The facility is open to the public to trailer in their privately owned horses Sundays & Mondays 3pm-6pm by appointment. It is $20 per horse per day. We require proof of the following:
1. Negative Coggins Test within the past 12 months.
2. Proof of Equine Influenza vaccine within the past 6 months.
3. Proof of Equine Herpes Virus (Rhino) vaccine within the past 6 months.
And completion of onsite release forms which can be found under the More Tab where it says Release Forms, printed and filled out. Must have all paperwork before arrival. Due to state and local restrictions, space is limited. Please contact and schedule times to ride in advance.
Located in the heart of Arvada horse country, we are an educational facility focused on the equine studies and various riding disciplines to enhance the relationship and bond between student and school horse. At Sundance School of Riding, our instructors focus on the entire well-being of horse and rider, by teaching the fundamentals of overall horse care to more advanced techniques of horseback riding, in hopes of one day our students being able to own and care for their own horses.
In the safe, fun, and educational environment of Arvada Indoor Equestrian Center, we provide school horses and ponies to our students of different riding levels. Each lesson is priced as a semi-private lesson, which means between 1-3 students per instructor during a training session. This includes getting the horse, grooming, tacking up, riding, cooling down, untacking and putting away the horse. We provide horses and tack; all riders are required to wear an ASTM approved equestrian helmet. We have helmets to rent for an additional charge. All riders are required to wear boots with a 1/4 inch heel that will not fall off. Tall English or Western boots; paddock boots with half chaps are good for growing children. Close fitting, stretchy pants like breeches, jeggings or leggings work great for English riding, and Jeans work best for Western riding. Any gloves suitable for driving a car tend to work well for riding.
Our principal goal is to maintain the beauty and heritage of the equine community in the ever changing landscape of urban Colorado.
7650 Indiana St
Arvada, CO 80007
Tuesday - Friday
Sunday & Monday
By Appointment for Public Rides