DoubleSpur Lodge


Welcome to The Double Spur Training Center, located at the foothills of the beautiful La Garita Mountains in Del Norte, Colorado. The Double Spur stands alone in this area for their excellent boarding, training, and breeding facilities.
 
Head Trainer Cole Walker, his wife Deb, and the entire staff are committed to providing you with a safe, clean, family environment, promoting education and enjoyment for horses and riders of every level.


CLINICS AND EVENTS
The Double Spur Training Center can provide experienced clinicians, as well as the perfect location to host your clinic. All levels welcome. Instruction ranges from basic horsemanship to colt starting, roping, versatility, reining working cow horse and more.

...Cole is a great trainer and conducts his clinics with such passion.
The cow clinic was by far the most fun thing that I have done on the back of my horse to date.
Rhonda Weber

 

NEW! THE BUNKHOUSE

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The Bunkhouse is a great spot to stay when traveling with your horse! Enjoy a rustic mountain feel located at the Double Spur Training Center. Can accommodate up to 2 guests with 1 queen bed, full bath & kitchenette. Convenient for a short term stay. Call for availability and pricing.

UPDATED SCHEDULE
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April 25 & 26
Cactus Creek Ranch Versatility Clinic - Pueblo, CO

Clinicians - Ben Barlow, Terry Wegner & Cole Walker
Contact Tom Cobb 719-548-8075

June/July
4H Clinics - Double Spur Training Center - Del Norte, CO

Contact the San Luis Valley 4H Horse Council for more info and dates.
Virginia Christensen 719-852-4694

July 11 & 12
Double Spur VRH Gathering - Double Spur Training Center - Del Norte, CO

Clinicians - Cole Walker & Mike Major
Contact Cole 719-657-3139 or Tim Rose 719-520-1000 or CLICK HERE for a flyer
Stalls: $15.00 per night - includes bedding & Sunday Stripping

August 7 -9
Old Cow Town VRH Roundup - Saguache, CO

Clinicians - Cole Walker, Mike Major & Blue Allen
Contact Twyla 719-655-2224 or Tim Rose 719-250-1000 or www.NVRHA.org

September
Don't miss Cactus Creek Clinic on RFDTV

Get Ready!!
2nd Annual Double Spur Gathering Featuring Ted Robinson

Ted is a 7-time National Reining Cow Horse Assoc Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion and a 2-time Worlds Greatest Horseman.


RIDING CLUBS
Let us help you with all the details as you plan a fun filled getaway with your horses. The extensive trails that surround the Double Spur Training Center provide a stunning variety of terrain, as well as spectacular views that are sure to please everyone in your group. If a little tuning for you and your horse sounds good, add an educational (but always fun) clinic to your stay. The Double Spur Training Center offers lodging for your horses. Click here and check out the rustic yet elegant Double Spur Lodge. A great place for your group to hang your hats after a day in the saddle.


MEET OUR TRAINING STAFF
Wherever your horse takes you... the Versatility arena, Reining working cow pen, 4H circuit, Roping box, or simply down the trail, our team here at the Double Spur Training Center can help get you there successfully.


Cole Walker - Head Trainer
Colorado Native Cole Walker has over 30 years experience starting colts and training both horses and mules for ranch work, as well as for mountain and pleasure riding. Many of those years were spent as a working cowboy and ranch manager. He has spent the last 13 years training horses full time on his ranch, The Double Spur Training Center in Del Norte, CO. He trains, raises, and shows in competitive events, including Versatility ranch horse and team roping. In the past five years, he has become more focused on the reining and working cow horse disciplines, proving to be quite a competitor*.

One of the characteristics that makes Cole a great teacher and trainer is his belief that nobody ever stops learning. He attributes much of his success to what he learned while riding with trainers such as Lance Shockley, Andrea Fappani, and 7-time snaffle bit futurity winner (NRCHA) and 2-time World's Greatest Horseman Ted Robinson. He is thankful for all that these great riders and others have shared with him throughout his life, and he feels it an honor to pass it on to both rider and horse.
 
Cole is a CHA certified instructor and an AQHA Professional Horseman, who teaches horse and rider privately, as well as doing clinics for groups and associations including the NVRHA and RMQHA.
 
*In addition to other events and shows, Cole's placing at the largest Versatility event ever held confirms his talent as both rider and horse trainer. He and his 6 year old stud DB Jessie Peppy Boy placed 3rd out of 53 entrants in the reining working cow horse class. The NVRHA World's Greatest Versatility Horse event brought a 2nd place for Cole and his mare, We be Smart, in the reining working cow horse class.


Kassie Norton - Assistant Trainer/Intern

 

Will Smith - Assistant Trainer/Intern

Going on her 3rd year riding under Cole, Kassie has become an important asset to the continued success of the Double Spur. Her gentle yet firm manner with horses plus her true desire to grow as a rider and trainer gained her top placings last year at the NVRHA finals, including "Reserve All Around" champion in her division. We appreciate ALL you do Kassie!

 

After finishing his freshman year away at college, Will is returning to the DST center for the 5th year. A National Little Britches World Champion team roper and calf roper, as well as a High School National Finals qualifier, it's safe to say we're glad to have him back and grateful for all he adds to the training program here at the Double Spur. Thanks Will... Welcome Home!

 


 
Jeremiah - Our Youngest Intern

 
 

We get this intern full time! What a joy it is to see his love for horses grow, as well as his patience and desire to learn. At just 8 years old, he already has credits to his name... cutest, silliest, and truly ornery. We love you Jeremiah!!

 

For more information on training and lesson prices CLICK HERE.

Double Spur Lodge has just as much to offer our human visitors! Click HERE to find out exactly why it's perfect for clinic lodging, vacations, family reunions, corporate & personal retreats!

       Training Center 719.657.3139
info@DoubleSpurTrainingCenter.com