25th Apr, 2009

Getting Back to Horses in Denver

With all of the hullaballoo over the U.S. economy and Denver CO real estate market, it is important for buyers to keep sight of Colorado as an equestrian wonderland.  Ask about Denver homes in neighborhoods that allow horses or neighborhoods that encourage equestrian activity.

Some people dream of the freedom to ride out into the sunsets, far away from the fury of metropolitan Denver traffic, lifestyle, and homes.  Yet a child may benefit from 4-H as well as playing violin in a quartet, and so families leverage the amenities of the city and buy homes in Highlands Ranch.  Whether buyers choose recreational ranch real estate in the Denver outskirts or a home in the city near horse boarding facilities, this is the right time to buy.  Interest rates are low and credit is available.

Denver acts as a nexus for several large equestrian events and associations.  Look for the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo at the Denver National Western Complex, the National Youth Horse Leaders Symposium, the Colorado Hunter/Jumper Association, the Colorado Draft Horse Show, the American Youth Horse Council, and an array of activity at The Colorado Horse Park including major Grand Prix events.

For example, the schedule at The Colorado Horse Park includes a long list of hunter/jumper competitions including the CHJA Show, Meridian Jump into Summer CHJA, Jump into June, Colorado Circuit Preview and Opener, Colorado Summer Classic, with shows and championships going into the fall.  There are plenty of events to spark the interest of all ages:  CHP Three Day Event from May 29-31, 2009, the $25,000 High Prairie Grand Prix on July 4, and the Rocky Mountain Classic July 8-12.  These are followed by more, including the popular $40,000 AGA Rocky Mountain Grand Prix, Colorado Summer Classic, $50,000 AGA Grand Prix of Denver, Dressage in the Rockies, and CHPC Endurance Ride.

The area abounds with clinics, lessons, and all your family needs to take on a real Western bent.  Beginning in May, Colorado Horse Park hosts the Eventing Derby on May 2, Sally O’Connor Eventing and Dressage Clinic on June 1, Gina Miles Clinic June 20-21, David O’Connor Eventing and Hunter/Jumper Clinic July 14-15, and the Bernie Traurig Hunter/Jumper/Equitation Clinic September 24-25.

As for us, we keep ourselves busy out at the ranch in the traditional vein of the Old West.  For more information about real estate in the greater metro area, including farms and horse properties, call Michael Paul of Realty Oasis at (303) 268-6052.

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