Hampden Equestrian Center

★★★★☆
  • 8440 W Hampden Ave

    Denver, CO 80227

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  • 303-980-1949

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I think this boarding place is good. The location is convenient and close in. Bear Creek Green Belt is close so you can trail ride if you want. There is a large outdoor arena and an indoor arena for when it is cold. 90% of the

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★★★★★

I think this boarding place is good. The location is convenient and close in. Bear Creek Green Belt is close so you can trail ride if you want. There is a large outdoor arena and an indoor arena for when it is cold. 90% of the

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The other reviews are correct that there are endless rules at this place- it is so unwelcoming because you feel like every move you or your horse makes is policed. Several time, when I arrived at feeding time I would find my horse unfeed.

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★★★★★

The other reviews are correct that there are endless rules at this place- it is so unwelcoming because you feel like every move you or your horse makes is policed. Several time, when I arrived at feeding time I would find my horse unfeed.

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I love it there. You cannot ask for better people! They really care about you and your horse. Jackie is great. She is very good with the horses. They keep all of the horses healthy. When my horse first got there he was very under weight. Within a month he was looking 100% better. I could not have asked for a better place.

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★★★★☆

I love it there. You cannot ask for better people! They really care about you and your horse. Jackie is great. She is very good with the horses. They keep all of the horses healthy. When my horse first got there he was very under weight. Within a month he was looking 100% better. I could not have asked for a better place.

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This place is truely unique. It might be a bit small, but they used the space wisely. I take lessons there and I'm new to English riding and Jackie Bell is teaching me very well. The horses come in a wide variety and there are horses for experienced riders, horses for begginers, horses for western riding, and horses for english riding. They keep the place clean and organized. Overall, the place is great! :) This place would be great for small kids who have had some experience with horses.

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★★★★★

This place is truely unique. It might be a bit small, but they used the space wisely. I take lessons there and I'm new to English riding and Jackie Bell is teaching me very well. The horses come in a wide variety and there are horses for experienced riders, horses for begginers, horses for western riding, and horses for english riding. They keep the place clean and organized. Overall, the place is great! :) This place would be great for small kids who have had some experience with horses.

Pros: great people and lessons

Cons: there aren't any cons! :)

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The stalls are kept clean and if there is something amiss with your horse they will call. Their feeding program is nice, too. They also have nice outdoor and indoor arenas. However, the price they are charging for board is not worth just having clean stalls, good feed and an eye kept on your horse. These are all things that should be done at a full care facility anyway, in my opinion. -------

As the farm is only on five or so acres and they have around 30 horses on the property, there isn't adequate turnout. There are a few 12' x 12' pens and two larger (think round pen sized) pens for "turnout." The only decent space to turn your horse out to actually have room to run is in the arenas, which is not allowed. If you have them turnout your horse it is $5/day for two to three hours. Blanketing is $45/month. For the cheapest stall, blanketing and daily turnout the monthly board comes to $595! -------

Most of their stalls have mesh fronts with sharp edges protruding. The run s are in need of new footing/deep cleaning, as manure and urine are currently the base. The fencing is questionable in a few of the "turnout" pens, as well. -------

There were one or two boarders that were very friendly, but the rest wouldn't even acknowledge me. Mostly, I felt uncomfortable while at the barn and didn't enjoy going out. --------

I am personally not a fan of barn hours (theirs are 730am-8pm and they are closed on Christmas). I feel if I'm paying almost $600 I should be able to see my horse whenever I please - not that I would go in the middle of the night, but certainly closing at 8pm is a little restrictive to those who work and have families. -------

I had no real experience with the trainer, Jackie Bell, other than she is who charges extra for the turnout and blanketing. -------

Compared to what is available, for around the same price, at other nearby facilities, Hampden Equestrian Center isn't worth the money. They didn't use the space they have very well, but did manage to cram as many horses as possible on it.

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★☆☆☆☆

The stalls are kept clean and if there is something amiss with your horse they will call. Their feeding program is nice, too. They also have nice outdoor and indoor arenas. However, the price they are charging for board is not worth just having clean stalls, good feed and an eye kept on your horse. These are all things that should be done at a full care facility anyway, in my opinion. -------

As the farm is only on five or so acres and they have around 30 horses on the property, there isn't adequate turnout. There are a few 12' x 12' pens and two larger (think round pen sized) pens for "turnout." The only decent space to turn your horse out to actually have room to run is in the arenas, which is not allowed. If you have them turnout your horse it is $5/day for two to three hours. Blanketing is $45/month. For the cheapest stall, blanketing and daily turnout the monthly board comes to $595! -------

Most of their stalls have mesh fronts with sharp edges protruding. The run s are in need of new footing/deep cleaning, as manure and urine are currently the base. The fencing is questionable in a few of the "turnout" pens, as well. -------

There were one or two boarders that were very friendly, but the rest wouldn't even acknowledge me. Mostly, I felt uncomfortable while at the barn and didn't enjoy going out. --------

I am personally not a fan of barn hours (theirs are 730am-8pm and they are closed on Christmas). I feel if I'm paying almost $600 I should be able to see my horse whenever I please - not that I would go in the middle of the night, but certainly closing at 8pm is a little restrictive to those who work and have families. -------

I had no real experience with the trainer, Jackie Bell, other than she is who charges extra for the turnout and blanketing. -------

Compared to what is available, for around the same price, at other nearby facilities, Hampden Equestrian Center isn't worth the money. They didn't use the space they have very well, but did manage to cram as many horses as possible on it.

Pros: Keep stalls clean, keep eye on horses, have good feed/hay

Cons: No turnout, too many horses, over priced, lots of extra fees

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I've been boarding here for several years, and I love it. The staff as well as the boarders are friendly and fun to be with. The trainer/ instructor, Jackie Bell has taken both of my horses from pasture bums to true show contenders. I've been taking lessons for some time and have gained experience, confidence and unsurpassed knowledge, not just of the show world but of horse care in general, and about myself. Even if you don't want to show she's great at giving lessons to people who want to get the most out of their riding time and be safe. The owners of this barn and Jackie have saved both of my horses from colic, TWICE!, and the vet I use has nothing but praise for these people. Here you're not just a check every month, you're with people who love animals as much as you do and are treated with kindness and respect.

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★★★★★

I've been boarding here for several years, and I love it. The staff as well as the boarders are friendly and fun to be with. The trainer/ instructor, Jackie Bell has taken both of my horses from pasture bums to true show contenders. I've been taking lessons for some time and have gained experience, confidence and unsurpassed knowledge, not just of the show world but of horse care in general, and about myself. Even if you don't want to show she's great at giving lessons to people who want to get the most out of their riding time and be safe. The owners of this barn and Jackie have saved both of my horses from colic, TWICE!, and the vet I use has nothing but praise for these people. Here you're not just a check every month, you're with people who love animals as much as you do and are treated with kindness and respect.

Pros: Property is safe and clean, people are friendly and helpful

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I had the same experience steveatus had. The instructor, Jackie Bell, NEVER returns phone calls, and is very difficult to reach. It is a mystery to me how she manages to stay in business, the way she treats her (prospective) clients.

I brought my 15-year-old daughter for a second lesson, only to discover that I had marked the date down incorrectly in our calendar. Jackie treated us both like we were something she had scraped off the bottom of her boot. She told me she would call to set up another lesson, since she didn't have her calendar with her. Of course, I never heard from her. I called her, and left a message apologizing for coming on the wrong day -- still no response. I ended up paying (in advance, of course) for a lesson my daughter never got, because Jackie would not call me back. I finally gave up.

My daughter was very dissapointed. The property is nice, and is located close to where we live. My daughter was looking forward to the lessons, but the instructor clearly was not interested in the likes of us.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had the same experience steveatus had. The instructor, Jackie Bell, NEVER returns phone calls, and is very difficult to reach. It is a mystery to me how she manages to stay in business, the way she treats her (prospective) clients.

I brought my 15-year-old daughter for a second lesson, only to discover that I had marked the date down incorrectly in our calendar. Jackie treated us both like we were something she had scraped off the bottom of her boot. She told me she would call to set up another lesson, since she didn't have her calendar with her. Of course, I never heard from her. I called her, and left a message apologizing for coming on the wrong day -- still no response. I ended up paying (in advance, of course) for a lesson my daughter never got, because Jackie would not call me back. I finally gave up.

My daughter was very dissapointed. The property is nice, and is located close to where we live. My daughter was looking forward to the lessons, but the instructor clearly was not interested in the likes of us.

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I am very happy with coming to Hampden Equestrian Center. The owners and staff are very nice and helpful. I think they go above and beyond. I was out of town and my horse was sick and they trailered my horse to the vet and then took care of it until I came back. Truly amazing and dedicated. And to the person who said they called about riding lessons and never got a return phone call and there kid was all disappointed, get over it. Who leaves feedback like that besides a moron. There are plenty of places to go riding, did no one call you back??

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★★★★★

I am very happy with coming to Hampden Equestrian Center. The owners and staff are very nice and helpful. I think they go above and beyond. I was out of town and my horse was sick and they trailered my horse to the vet and then took care of it until I came back. Truly amazing and dedicated. And to the person who said they called about riding lessons and never got a return phone call and there kid was all disappointed, get over it. Who leaves feedback like that besides a moron. There are plenty of places to go riding, did no one call you back??

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I've been riding horses for years, and recently decided to switch from western style riding to English. When I contacted the Hampden Equestrian Center, they were more than nice when I was setting up a schedule for riding lessons.The staff is very personable and easy to deal with, it is a very pleasant place to ride.

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★★★★★

I've been riding horses for years, and recently decided to switch from western style riding to English. When I contacted the Hampden Equestrian Center, they were more than nice when I was setting up a schedule for riding lessons.The staff is very personable and easy to deal with, it is a very pleasant place to ride.

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I posted a previous negative comment about not returning calls. After a couple of years, I saw a sign for Summer Equestrian Camps. So, I thought my daughter would really enjoy that. Same experience as last time - call them up and they never bother to return the call. They must have be overwhelmed with business, since they don't try hard to get any new customers. A return phone call doesn't take a lot of effort.

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★☆☆☆☆

I posted a previous negative comment about not returning calls. After a couple of years, I saw a sign for Summer Equestrian Camps. So, I thought my daughter would really enjoy that. Same experience as last time - call them up and they never bother to return the call. They must have be overwhelmed with business, since they don't try hard to get any new customers. A return phone call doesn't take a lot of effort.

Pros: Convenient Location

Cons: Poor Customer Service

 

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