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Start Session 5 Baca Stables Summer Riding Program

August 2, 2021 @ 8:30 am 10:30 am

The Baca Grande Stables’ 2021 Summer Children’s Riding Program for children ages 6 to 15 is scheduled to begin the week of June 7. 

Session 5 is August 2-6. Each session is five days for 2 hours, from 8:30 to 10:30am. Lessons include riding in the arena and on trails and general horsemanship—safety, grooming and tacking up. Class size is limited to 3 students per session. Following CDC guidelines, masks will worn while students are on the ground, since social distancing is not really possible, but will not be required when on horseback. The cost is $150 per week-long session. 

As in years past, the Baca Grande POA has generously agreed to underwrite a portion of the summer children’s riding program in order to reduce the cost of lessons for local residents who demonstrate financial need. With the POA subsidy, the full cost of $150 per weekly session will be reduced to $100 for eligible students.

Summer is a busy time at the Baca Grande Stables. Private and group lessons are available for beginners through intermediates. We teach both English and Western riding. Our philosophy is based on discovering and establishing a loving, safe and knowledgeable partnership with horses. Body awareness, boundary setting, effective communication with honest intention and self confidence are all enhanced by equine sports.

Trail rides are available year round by appointment, weather permitting. These are usually one to two hours long and can feature a variety of terrain and areas of interest. Ages 6 and above are welcome.

Community members who believe in the value of this program for local youth and would like to underwrite a partial scholarship for families in financial need can make a tax-deductible donation to the Atalanta Association (the 501[c][3] non-profit organization that leases the Baca Grande Stables), earmarked “Summer Children’s Riding Program.” We will gratefully accept donations of any amount and will send a receipt to donors for tax purposes.  

To sign up for the summer children’s riding program, schedule a lesson or trail ride, inquire about horse boarding or arrange to pick up free manure for your garden, please call 256-6200 or e-mail us at


August 2
8:30 am – 10:30 am

Baca Stables

Stables Rd.
Baca Chalet I,
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Daily Events:

• The Haidakhandi Universal Ashram is gradually opening. You can email us at or call 719-256-4108. Thank you.

• Morning meditation practice is postponed until further notice at Vajra Vidya Retreat Center. You may call 719-256-5539 for updates once the gathering together ban is lifted.

Weekly Events:


• Energy Fair Volunteer meeting noon-5pm, potluck & networking 5-8pm, Town Hall Park,

• AA, 7pm. Currently only video conference meetings.  Call Cheryl 303-667-9459 or John 719-429-8450 for info.


• Al-Anon, 1pm. Currently only video conference meetings.  Call 970-218-6099 or 719-298-9133 for info.


• Continuing Ashtanga Yoga, Mysore Style Shakti Sharanam, 5-6:45pm by donation,, 256-5668

• NA, Currently only video conference meetings.  Call 970-309-0710 for info.


• Yoga Fundamentals & Refinements, Shakti Sharanam, 8:30-10am by donation,, 256-5668

• Food Distribution, Crestone Food Bank, next to Crestone Mercantile, 10am-noon

• Community gatherings, Baca Park 5-8pm, email for more information


• C/BG Indivisible Group meeting, Mystic Rose Café patio, 11:30am

• AA, noon. Currently only video conference meetings.  Call Cheryl 303-667-9459 or John 719-429-8450 for info

• Baca Library open, noon-6pm, 719-256-4100,

• Continuing Ashtanga Yoga, Mysore Style Shakti Sharanam, 5pm-6:45pm, by donation,, 256-5668

• Peace Patrol meeting, Cloud Station Café, 5pm, 719-315-4117


• NA, 9am. Currently only video conference meetings.  Call 970-309-0710 for info.

• Weekly teaching on Uddhava Gita with Sajohn Daverly. Savitri House dome, 83 Baca Grant Way, 719-937-7665, 10am-noon

• Downtown Saturday Market, Little Pearl Park, Crestone

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