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    Jefferson County Fairgrounds


    Office Hours: Mon-Fri

    Contact Us

    15200 W. 6th Ave.
    Jeffco Fairgrounds
    Golden, CO 80401


    Scott Gales, sgales@jeffco.us

    Facilities Coordinator

    Debra Adams, dadams@jeffco.us

    Operations Supervisor

    Rory Peachey, rpeachey@jeffco.us

    Office Coordinator

    Kati Gerson, kgerson@jeffco.us

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  • Open Riding at the Fairgrounds


    Open Riding is allowed in all outdoor arenas and the Event Center.  Riding hours vary, so please check the website, our Facebook page, or call the office (303.271.6600) for the most current information and schedule.  Open Riding is not allowed in any arena reserved for an event.  Jefferson County Fairgrounds reserves the right to schedule an event at any time.  Open Riding in the Event Center is subject to a $5 per person, per session fee and is due prior to riding.  Fees may be placed in the self-service collection box just inside the main door of the Event Center.  Riders must also follow all Open Ride rules at all times.

    Our events calendar View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites. can change with little or no notice. We suggest you contact us BEFORE coming to the Fairgrounds at 303.271.6600.

    Event Center (indoor arena)

    During the winter season (October 15 - April 15), there will be monitored open riding on Thursday evenings from 6pm to 9pm to help manage the increased use.

    Outdoor Arenas: (Silver Spur, Table View and Rodeo Arena)

    The Silver Spur, Table View and Rodeo Arena facilities are generally available (unless reserved for an event) for Open Ride from 8am to dusk, Monday through Thursday.  These arena surfaces will be used "as is" for Open Ride; grooming and watering is not guaranteed.

    Open Riding Rules

    • There is a $5 per rider fee (per session) for Open Riding in the Event Center.  Please pay (via payment box) prior to riding.
    • No riding or behavior lessons/clinics/training (commercial or other) are permitted during Open Ride.  Trainers should contact the Fairgrounds office to reserve a facility for any lessons/clinics/training.
    • Proper riding etiquette must be followed at all times.
    • 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.
    • Lunging, roping, barrel racing, jumping, trick riding, racing and/or similar activities are strictly prohibited during Open Riding.
    • Anyone not on horseback must be outside the arena.
    • Riders are responsible for cleanup of their horses.  Manure should be placed in the provided bins.
    • Children (under age 18) must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
    • Stallions are strictly prohibited in the arena during Open Riding.
    • No dogs are allowed in the arena during Open Riding.
    • PLEASE NOTE:  
    • 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.  Repeated noncompliance could result in banishment from the premises and/or criminal charges.
    • Please be respectful and courteous at all times.
    • 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.
    Last Updated: 12-31-2014