- Anyone not on horseback must be outside the arena.
- Children (under age 18) must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
- Lunging, roping, barrel racing, jumping, trick riding, racing and/or similar activities are strictly prohibited during open riding.
- Breaking horses, team roping and bucking out bulls or horses is not permitted during open riding. A facility rental is required for these activities.
- No alcoholic beverages are allowed anywhere on the Fairgrounds complex without the proper permit(s).
- No illegal drugs (including marijuana) or related paraphernalia are allowed anywhere on the Fairgrounds complex.
- No riding or behavior lessons / clinics / training (commercial or other) are permitted during open riding. A facility rental is required for these activities.
- Proper riding etiquette must be followed at all times.
- Riders are responsible for cleanup of their horses. Manure should be placed in the provided bins.
- Stallions are strictly prohibited in the arena during open riding.
- There is a $5 per rider fee (per session) for open riding in the Event Center. Please pay (via payment box) prior to riding. Fees are collected multiple times daily.
- It is the responsibility of each rider to be aware of and obey these, and all Fairgrounds policies. Disregard, or failure to comply with these, and/or any stated guideline or rule makes said rider(s) subject to immediate removal from the Fairgrounds property. Repeat noncompliance could result in banishment from the premises and/or criminal charges.
- The Jefferson County Horse Council, Lakewood Riding Club, Copper Cowboys and / or the Jefferson County Fairgrounds are not responsible for accidents or injuries to horses or individuals, theft, loss or damage to personal property.
- Please be respectful and courteous at all times.
Under Colorado Law, an equine professional and an equine activity sponsor are not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to section 13-21-119, Colorado Revised Statutes. Under Colorado Law, a llama professional and a llama activity sponsor are not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in llama activities resulting from the inherent risks of llama activities, pursuant to section 13-21-119, Colorado Revised Statutes.