Allen & Julie Jackson, Owners
Jackson Stables, Inc., YMCA of the Rockies Livery is owned by long-time Estes Park residents Allen and Julie Jackson. Jackson Stables is located at the beautiful Estes Park Center, YCMA of the Rockies, in Estes Park, Colorado.
Jackson Stables, Inc., YMCA of the Rockies Livery, Estes Park Center is an authorized concessionaire to Rocky Mountain National Park, Department of the Interior.
A History of the YMCA of the Rockies Livery
The YMCA Livery began in 1911, and was located near the entrance. That year the YMCA allowed for a stable to be built for $250 and they sold 6 of their existing herd to help raise the money for construction. The livery was built in its current location by the first concessionaire holder Bill Robinson in 1963. The YMCA Livery has only been operated under three different concessionaires. The first was Bill Robinson starting in 1963 to 1977, then Lazy U2, Inc. operated from 1978 to 1998, and currently Jackson Stables, Inc. starting in 1999.
Allen started working at the YMCA Livery in 1982, and Julie in 1995. Allen started as a wrangler and worked his way up to the General Manager position at the stables. Julie also started as a wrangler and worked her way up to helping run the office.
In 1998 Jackson Stables, Inc. was established and purchased the stables from the former concessionaire in 1999. In 1999, we started with 77 horses and 4 draft horses. Today we operate with an average number of 120 to 130 total horses and a staff of approximately 25. This has changed a lot considering in the 60’s there were just 6 young men in the bunkhouse employed for the season.
Unlike most riding stables, Allen and Julie as owners are involved with all of the everyday operations. Allen is also the current President of the Estes Park Liveryman’s Association.
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