11th Dec, 2008

Colorado Horse Park near Southern Denver Homes

Located on a hill in Parker CO real estate in southern Denver, the non-profit Colorado Horse Park is an international equestrian complex hosting over 30 events a year.  Residents of nearby real estate in Parker, Centenntial CO homes, Littleton, Sedalia ranches, Franktown and Elizabeth, and from homes in Greater Denver, board horses, take classes, and train for competitions at the model facility. 

The Colorado Horse Park offers equestrian events for all disciplines, features top-quality boarding facilities, helps preserve open space and trails, provides extensive indoor and outdoor events space, and offers fun family events. 

Its purpose is to promote amateur athletics.  And that it does.  Over the past 14 years, the organization hosted the North American Junior and Young Riders Championships where riders compete for their countries as the first step to be Olympians.  It initiated equestrian sport as part of the Colorado State Games and hosted competitions, established the first-ever equestrian team for the University of Denver, hosted Pony club clinics and shows as well as clinics and educational events.  In addition, competitors who wish to qualify for established events and National Championships are now able to compete without traveling to the East Coast to qualify.

Fashioned as a non-profit version of the Kentucky Horse Park, Colorado Horse Park is fully supported by private donations, sponsors, volunteers, and members.  In turn, through its popular events and fundraising efforts, the organization is able to donate to other non-profit organizations such as Parker and Elizabeth Trail Riders, 4-H clubs, Colorado Arabian Horse Club, and schools in Douglas County and Ebert.

The Colorado Horse Park is also committed to the preservation of open space and has worked with Bayou Gulch Open Space Corridor, Trust for Public Lands, National Equestrian Lands Preservation project, Wildlife Park, Colorado State Trails, and Parker State Park. 

Volunteers run every aspect of the Colorado Horse Park.  Volunteers assist with events for dressage, jumping, driving, and the wildly popular innovative Halloween with Horses attended by 12,000.  They love spending time around horses and high-level equestrian competitions. 

In fact, the programs are so successful that ambassadors from cities across the United States tour the facilities when formulating plans for similar initiatives in their hometowns.  The present and future vision for the Park puts the horse at the heart of the American heritage and underlying the nation’s culture.  Plans to build a 500-acre museum complex focused on great Western entrepreneurs of the 19th century, interactive exhibits, historic barns, a multi-purpose performance venue, library, equine therapy, visitors’ center, gift shop, and trail system connecting to other parks.

For more information about farms, horse properties, and real estate in the area, call Michael Paul of Realty Oasis at (303) 268-6052.

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