Westernaires is a non-profit, self-supporting group open to any child between the ages of 9 and 14 who lives proximate to our headquarters located in Golden, Colorado. Membership is open to all, regardless of race, religion or economic background.
New members are admitted once yearly, and we suggest that anyone interested in applying should do so well in advance. A child need not own their own horse to join Westernaires. In fact, many riders in our top teams are not horse owners. No previous horse experience is needed to join Westernaires. Rental horses from the Westernaires livery string are provided at a nominal rental charge.
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