School at the Stable”
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Serving the Conifer, Bailey, Pine, Morrison, Evergreen &
Golden, Colorado, communities
Looking for an after-school program? Centaur Rising (CR) offers
a horse riding program that aids self-confidence, improves grades, helps
the home school or shy child make new friends and helps the child with
ADD (attention deficit disorder) focus.
CR’s “After School at the Stable” (ASATS) program
builds upon what the child has learned in horse riding
lessons and horse camp. Since
children are encouraged to make a school-year-long commitment to ASATS,
the program enables the child to advance significiantly in his/her riding skills. It is also consistent with our long-term commitment to
The school-year-long commitment to ASATS provides a “horse crazy” boy
or girl with the continuity necessary to truly improve their skills. As
with many other endeavors, joy and self-esteem come with dedication. ASATS
also provides a multi-school social network, a welcome respite from the
stress and challenge of own’s own individual school environment.
ASATS offers horseback riding after-school activities Tuesday through
Friday, September through May, to children ages eight to fifteen. Hours
of operation are 3pm to 6pm. Students of Conifer
High School, West
Jefferson Middle School and Elk
Creek Elementary may arrange with their school to take the bus (W-2)
to the stable. We will be glad to help organize carpooling from Evergreen,
Conifer and Bailey, Colorado, schools. School
horses, riding helmets
and an indoor horse arena are provided.
Prerequisites Any child riding in the "After School at the Stable" program must be able to trot in accurate patterns. If you/your child cannot yet do this, please sign up for private lessons. These are also available after school!
Format Children are offered a one-hour group horse riding
lesson. Supervision is provided when the child is not receiving horse riding
instruction. Children may do homework, observe other horseback
riding lessons and horse training or do minimal horse care activities
or other chores around the farm.
Structure CR’s after-school program is not just for
participants. Our more experienced students assist with teaching
and supervising students. This gives the more advanced students
the opportunity to practice teaching what they have learned.
Suggested Clothing can be downloaded here.
Please join us after school! Or sponsor
an equestrian student in our after-school program. Also check out our summer
horse day camp and riding lesson programs. Read about our philosophy of training. "Donate Now" to help support our continuation of this worthwhile after school activity.