Open Ride

Horse and Rider

Riding

Open riding is allowed in the Event Center during the allotted scheduled times. Open riding is not allowed if the arena is reserved for an event and when closed for maintenance and arena work. Jeffco Fairgrounds reserves the right to schedule an event at any time.

Hours & Rules

*Open Ride will not be available until Monday, August 17, 2020, as we have a large event scheduled in the Event Center. 

Jeffco Fairgrounds is excited to resume Open Ride beginning Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Due to current COVID-19 recommendations in place by Jeffco Public Health, Open Ride will look a bit different moving forward. We will be taking appointments for two-hour blocks for Open Ride in the Event Center. At this time, only 10 people can be within the Event Center during that two-hour block. Due to our staff’s capacity, we will not be opening outdoor Open Ride at this time. If you arrive and do not have an appointment, you will not be permitted to enter the Event Center. 

Please follow the steps below to reserve your time for Open Ride in the Event Center:

  • Follow the link to reserve your appointment time. If you’re having trouble making a reservation, please call our office at 303-271-6600 and we will be happy to assist you. 
  • Arrive on-site. Please stay within 6 feet of your vehicle and trailer until your appointment time. When it is time for your allotted Open Ride window, please call 720-490-5737 and someone from our team will come let you into the Event Center. Please note that no more than 10 people are allowed in the arena at a time due to social distancing requirements.
  • Riders must follow all Open Ride Rules at all times.
  • Please adhere to the two-hour time allotted. At the end of your two-hour window, please vacate the premises as quickly as possible as a member of the team will need to come to the Event Center to lock up.

Once you’ve scheduled your appointment, our software will send a meeting invite from Outlook. Please RSVP so our staff knows who to expect and when.

For any additional questions, comments or concerns, please email [email protected]

Location & Fees

  • Outdoor open riding
    • Due to our staff’s capacity, outdoor Open Ride is not available at this time.
  • Indoor open riding
    • Available during scheduled hours in the event center.
    • Rate: There is a $5 per rider fee (per session). Please pay (via payment box) prior to the riding. Fees are collected multiple times daily
  • Monitored open ride
    • On select days, equestrian organizations host monitored open ride
    • Available during scheduled hours in the event center
    • Rate: There is a $5 per rider fee (per session). Please pay (via payment box) prior to the riding. Fees are collected multiple times daily