Learn to ride or advance your skills with our highly successful and educational horseback riding programs.  We offer group, semi-private, and private lessons.  You can saddle up and ride one of our lesson horses or bring your own.

Our instructors are enthusiastic and make the lessons fun and informative. Special activities are planned to make the learning process exciting while you learn about horses, riding, and most of all, how to be safe and comfortable around horses. Our instructors take advantage of our grounds and Chatfield State Park in various stages of our lessons.

Come experience the world of horses.

"At Stockton's we specialize in Foundation Horsemanship, and each lesson is designed to bring human and horse closer to understanding one another."- Max (Head of Lesson Program)

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Below you will find the two release forms required for your lesson. Please print off both, sign and bring to your lesson.

Lesson Consent/Release for Horseback Riding Form  

COVID-19 Release Form

“Taking lessons at Stockton's taught me how to feel comfortable and safe around a horse, they make it fun and exciting during each class."

Registration and Pricing

 For Group lessons mentioned above, register as follows (call or click name of district below to go to their website):

(303)347-5999 - South Suburban Parks and Recreation District

(303)/791-3047 or (720)240-5933 - Highlands Ranch Metro District

(303)/409-2100- Foothills Parks and Recreation  

For Private, Semi-Private, and other group lessons register as follows:

(303) 791-1966 - Stockton's Plum Creek Stables



Other Experiences Available:

Girl Scout horse badges (these are booked as lessons - Please call our lesson program at 303/791-1966).

Preparation for horse shows lessons provided.

Horses Used During Lessons

  • Horses are selected to accommodate beginning to intermediate riders.
  • All horses are proven in past lesson programs and are various ages, sizes and breeds.
  • Instructor determines which horse is suitable for each student.
  • Well-being of the horse is our priority along with their riders.
  • Tack and helmet is supplied when using lesson horses.

Cancellations, No-Shows and Reschedule Policies

No refunds or rescheduling will be offered for missed lessons. A 48-hour notice is required to reschedule private or semi-private lessons (this includes individuals with pre-paid packages).

Group lessons go as scheduled and at the instructor's discretion a make up class may or may not be scheduled. If your scheduled instructor is not available the day of your lesson, you will be notified of your alternate instructor or be contacted by phone to be rescheduled.


  • Helmets - we provide for group and private lessons
  • Boots or shoes with a hard toe and low heel
  • Liability waiver
  • Current health certificate for visiting horses

Payment Methods

All lessons are reserved in advance with a credit card or payment must be received at the office to book your time.

  • Credit Cards
  • Checks
  • Cash

Important Notes

Horse catching, grooming and saddling are a part of each lesson. All students should allow enough time after each class to help instructor, clean up the indoor arena of props used and horse manure.  Instructor may also request help putting the horses up.

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to us today!


We hereby reserve the right to refuse service, or to dismiss any persons, pets or horses for any reason we deem detrimental to our facility or program. Call for current pricing and availability.  Pricing may change depending on feed prices, and other economic factors.



"I have been taking lessons from Max since I was 8 years old, he is the reason for my love of horses, I took everything I learned from him and now I have a horse of my own that I compete with."

“My daughter took lessons at Stockton's and every day that I picked her up she had a smile on her face and had learned something new, we love Stockton's!"

Phone: 303=791-1966

Email: horses@stocktonsplumcreek.com