Colorado Trail Riding Clinic

  • July 19-21, 2024
  • Check-in 8:30am
  • Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Address: 2101 County Road 245 New Castle, CO 81647


Develop the skills in yourself and your horse to be confident and have fun out on the trail. Trail riding can be dangerous and nerve racking. Find out how you, as the rider, can cultivate a strong focus and help your horse with his own emotional fitness on the trail. You will receive riding tips for riding different terrain, navigating water crossings, and much more. Have a specific issue you want help with (spooking, gigging on the trail, etc.)? We will help you problem solve to find a natural solution. 


In this 3 day clinic, you’ll learn the leadership skills needed to ride out and have fun doing it! We focus on improving our horsemanship skills to get our horse working for us. You will get practical experience riding through creeks, and up/down hills. You will also get the opportunity to build your horse’s confidence over obstacles. This is a great way to improve your relationship with your horse all while having fun with a great group of riders. This is a clinic you won’t want to miss. 

We have a beautiful indoor arena to ride in as well as additional riding through a near by creek. We also have an obstacle course set up. 

About your Instructor:
Matea Babcock has trained and helped many trail horses relax into riding out. As a horse development specialist, she understands the horse psychology behind the training that can fast track your progress. She has been teaching professionally for the last 10 years and her experience in the horse industry ranges from colt starting, and trail riding green horses to training gaited horses, and cow horses. She’s ridden in tough country from the Continental Divide in CO to trails in Montana. Using her knowledge and experience, she strives to help you develop the skills and confidence you need to be successful out on the trail with your horse.

Price: $750/rider for the weekend or $250/rider/day 

Auditors are welcome at $50/day

  • Included in the price is coffee and donuts each morning, and lunch each afternoon.
  •  Board for your horse is also included.
  • RV hook-up’s are $50/night.

Early bird discount: Pay before March 15, 2024 and pay $600/rider for the weekend (non-refundable and non-transferable). Sign-up and pre-pay required. Payments can be made via Venmo, cash, or check. Spots fill up fast! 

How to Sign Up

Sign-up and pre-pay are required to attend. Payments can be made via Venmo, Zelle, or check. Spots fill up fast! Call or text Sarah Smith to sign-up: 303-842-3148



*Proof of current negative coggin’s required.

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