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3059 County Road 103
Carbondale, CO, 81623
United States


Cedar Ridge Ranch located in Roaring Fork Valley just outside of Aspen Coloradooffers;  horse boarding and training, Artist Spaces & Studios for Creatives, Entrepreneurs, and artists ranging from florists, ceramicists, photographers, film, screen printing . The ranch is a beautiful venue for Special Events and Weddings in the Rocky Mountains, Glamping Accommodations in Yurts and Safari Tents,  Organic farms and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).  The Farm is also home to Large Black Heritage Breed Pigs and Merrill’s Family Farm which sells natural local pork raised on the farm and fresh eggs and Zebu Cattle. 

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Horse Boarding

Cedar Ridge Ranch offers : Horse boarding, Horse stable, Horse Barn, Horse boarding Carbondale Colorado, Horse Training, Clinics, Natural Horsemanship Lessons, Private Lessons, Horse boarding in Aspen Colorado, Summer Riding, Children Riding Lessons, Indoor Stalls, Outdoor Runs, Heated Arena, Outdoor Arena, Tack Rooms, Horse Vacations, Horse Motel, Pastures, Year round Boarding, Retired horses, Quarter horses, Buying and Selling horses, Full Care Stalls, Trail Rides, English, Western, Dressage, Ponies, 


The barn at Cedar Ridge has offered the horse community a place for animal lovers to board their horses and ride for over twenty years. We enjoy caring for all types of horses and owners, whether they be English or Western disciplines, beginner or advanced in skill. Just 30 minutes outside of Aspen Colorado, we offer a relaxed and caring environment that is family friendly with top-notch facilities and a intimate atmosphere. We treat horses and owners like part of the family. Cedar Ridge is a place for people who love their horses and want the freedom to explore the relationship with their horse. 


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Horse and rider get to enjoy our large irrigated pastures, paddocks, round pen, open space and shelters. Our ranch also includes an eight stall heated barn, lighted indoor arena and outdoor arena for year round riding. We are bordered by public land where you can enjoy boundless miles of beautiful trails to ride and enjoy. 


Rates & Types of bOARDING




Full Care Barn Stall $895.00/month : 

Full Care (including blanketing) $950.00

Your horse will enjoy being stabled in bedded large stalls with dutch doors,  daily turnout, twice-daily feeding, and daily stall cleaning. Space in tack room for equipment. Access to riding arena, round pen, and trails.

Herd Pasture $300.00/month

Have your horse live out in the big pasture with other horses enjoying being free. Horses have access to shelter and heated water in winter.

Private Run $750.00/month

Full Care Run: $895.00/month (includes blanketing)

Shared Paddock $675.00/month

Pasture Board $450.00/month

Your choice of private run, Shared paddock or pasture board all includes : 

Your horse will enjoy roaming our irrigated pastures in the day and rotated into paddocks at night with clean water troughs and shelters. This option includes feeding during the winter months.


All boarding types except for "Herd Pasture" board includes access to trails, indoor arena, barn, round pen, tack room space. 


For those who would like to ride and use the arena or are needing a resting place on their horse travels we invite you to come and enjoy the ranch and our facility. 

Trailer Hook up $55/Day

Daily Indoor arena use $50.00/horse

(min 5 rides, with trainer)

Paddock $35.00/Day

Stall $50.00/Day

Indoor Arena  package per horse $350.00/month

The Care


We value the personal care we provide every horse and horse owner that reside here. For more than 20 years our knowledgeable, friendly, and hardworking team and family have been managing and improving the boarding facility and have enjoyed getting to know many horses and people. Our primary focus is to provide a home where horses can be their happiest and healthiest. We have a holistic and natural centered approach to the care we give and we believe in the concept that healthy soil creates healthy pasture which results in healthy horses. We believe in being good stewards of the land and are actively improving the land and property for the well being of all life. 

We moved our horses down valley from Aspen to Cedar Ridge, a little anxious about having them further away and uncertain how they would adjust to their new home. It was the best decision we could have made! Cedar Ridge allows for riders to have a more personal experience with their horse. There is never a crowd, but I always feel the horses are extremely well monitored and that if an emergency did arise, that help is just minutes away at any time. The above has been a contributing factor to being able to redevelop a closer bond with both of my horses. I also attribute this to a calm, natural environment as well as Merrill’s approach to training. They have moved to a natural diet, off previous unnecessary supplements, are better mannered and enjoy the company of others. They are well cared for and loved. We could quickly tell that they genuinely like and feel welcome at their new home. They are also better mannered around each other and are calmer and happier all around. I love driving to Cedar Ridge. It’s absolutely beautiful, and it would be a fantastic place to have a special event or spend some much needed getaway time.
— Kate Roberts


The Trainers

The trainers at Cedar Ridge all practice holistic and safe approach with you and your horse. They encourage enjoyment and fun, and provide instruction on various disciplines to work towards. If you are looking for your horse to be in training or maintenance work our trainers can help to make a tailored routine for them. Our trainers also have school horses for those who would like to lease or learn and take lessons. See below to learn what trainer might be a wonderful fit for you and your horse.



Merrill Johnson

At the age of 5 Merrill started riding and went on to compete in a range of events from Hunter Jumpers, Reining and Western Riding and ended her show career qualifying and competing 3 times at the American Quarter Horse World Show. She loves working with children and adults. Merrill facilitates the learning and growing experiences that  individuals encounter with horses, and has an unique ability to help people overcome fear, invalid valuations of self-worth, doubtful mind, and other emotional burdens, and helps them to open up and accept values of self-love, compassion and connection. Whether you are a beginner or returning to horses, a young child or an adult wanting to connect with horses later in life, Merrill will help facilitate an authentic relationship between you and your horse in Western or English disciplines. 

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THE APPROACH:  Each rider gains a strong seat, intuitive connection, learns horse care, understands horse safety, and builds a relationship with their horse giving them a strong universal foundation. All clients start off bareback.

WHO: Teaches all ages from 4 up & loves kids.

CONTACT: merrillsfamilyfarm@gmail.com 970.379.4294

For Testimonials & more info visit MerrillsFamilyFarm.com

Sharon Borderick

Sharon practices a unique blend of Classical and Natural horsemanship guided by the principles of the Japanese martial art of Aikido. She draws from a wide range of experiences including university degrees in both art and equine science, grooming for the U.S. Olympic Equestrian Team, continually attending clinics with numerous professionals from many disciplines and managing her own equine sales and training facility near Aspen Colorado. 


THE APPROACH: Sharon's mind body spirit approach facilitates experiences where horse and rider partnerships are developed with an emphasis on the health and longevity of you and your horse. 

WHO: All levels and disciplines welcomed. 

CONTACT: Sharonborderick@gmail.com 970.379.5539


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