The Venue at Flying Horse

Our mission is to produce high quality original events, while providing a level of customer service with an unmatched precedent for hospitality.

All while working within the community to make a positive difference.

Using pride ourselves by using the best available resources and vendors to create memorable moments that last a lifetime. We have created a positive working environment based on honest and ethical business practices, mutual trust and respect.

Working as a team with each other and with our customers, while providing opportunities for both personal and professional growth.

We at The Ranch thing it is important to be a responsible member of our community and investing in its future. 

These are more than just words or a mere business philosophy, they are the truths and values that define Flying Horse Ranch and it’s sister companies.

About The Property

Flying Horse Ranch in Douglas County is one of the finest cattle & equestrian ranches in the Front Range of Colorado. Everything on the ranch, from its 1,400acres of rolling mountain grasslands to its 39,000-square-foot indoor riding arena, points to a property custom made for events in the form of weddings, corporate gatherings, equestrian eventsor cattle sales.

Those looking for a scenic Front Range location for their next special event should put Flying Horse Ranch at the top of their “must-see” list.

The specific purpose of the Easement is to assure that the property will be retained forever predominantly in its natural, scenic, and open space condition, to preserve and protect in perpetuity the wildlife, aesthetic, ecological, environmental and agricultural values and characteristics of the property.

Meet Our Team

Michael Macaluso

Michael Macaluso

Cattle Operations

Michael is the Ranch Herdsman and responsible for horse and cattle management.

 

Michael, a Colorado native, grew up in Denver and spent most of his summers at his family’s cabin in North Central Nebraska.  After graduating high school, Michael attended and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he obtained a double degree in Animal Science & Production and Management and Grazing Livestock Systems.  Michael was very active with the University’s annual bull sales and is certified in A.I. Management.  
In the most recent years, Michael has worked on a large commercial cow/calf operation in the Sandhills of Nebraska where he gained valuable work experience that he brings to Flying Horse Ranch.

Michael and his wife were married at The Venue at Flying Horse Ranch in October 2016.

Megan Riviezzo

Megan Riviezzo

Venue Operations

Megan is happy to assist clients in transforming the Venue at Flying Horse Ranch into their dream event space. Connecting clients with the right vendors for their event, and ensure that planning an event at The Venue is a breeze.

Megan is thrilled to have had the opportunity to open the Venue division of Flying Horse Ranch in 2015.

As the Venue was transformed from a private residence to a 5-star Event Space, the privilege of being apart of such a special project was unlike any other. She described it as “the anticipation of knowing how many wonderful people would enjoy this space was overwhelming in the best way.”

Megan and her family relocated from Florida to the beautiful state of Colorado in the summer of 2013 to further her event planning career. With experience in many areas of hospitality including, restaurant and event management, wedding planning, corporate event coordination, and launching other event divisions, Megan felt the Venue at Flying Horse Ranch was the perfect next step in her career. The Venue has been her most rewarding project, and in her exact words, “every moment spent here has been a joy and learning experience, and I can’t ask for anything more professionally rewarding than that!”

When Megan has free time, she spends it hanging out with her husband, 8-year-old son Gunner, and 1-year-old daughter Archer, and of course their two Goldendoodles, Bean and Pixie!

Michelle Hagood

Michelle Hagood

Day of Coordinator

Michelle is happy to assist couples in making every detail of their event come together, preparing The Venue so it is exquisite and welcoming for each guest, and ensuring that each detail is perfectly executed.

Michelle is one of the two Lead Coordinators at Flying Horse Ranch.

Born and raised in Colorado Springs, she has coordinated events across the United States, as well as Germany and Singapore. With five years of experience, she came to Flying Horse Ranch at the beginning of 2017 to step into her dream job. In her first year at the Venue, she was a part of 40 different couple’s happily ever after and had a blast coordinating each one.

For Michelle, the best part of wedding day is managing every detail, no matter how small, from setup to send off so each couple can thoroughly enjoy their special day. Hearing the vision and then seeing it all come together is magic.

One of our favorite Michelle quotes is “I love, love” and she truly does.

Michelle is not only a spectacular wedding coordinator, she has other talents as well! When Michelle isn’t at the Venue, she’s working on some sort of amazing art project (ask her to see her drawing of the ranch buildings), making edits on her novel, and always drinking hot chocolate, no matter the season.

Water is plentiful on the ranch, including the seasonal flow of Iron Gulch, the spring-fed Crowfoot Creek and three windmills, four wells and ten stock ponds. The magnificent setting of the ranch is complemented by equally magnificent improvements.

The impressive Venue was designed by Michael Barber Architecture, an award-winning Denver firm, and is in the Plains Victorian style. Its 14,000-square feet include an impressive Great Room with gas fireplace, complete bridal suite, formal buffet room, ballroom, gourmet kitchen, and an eight-sided, two-story breakfast nook. This remarkable Venue also includes a large grooms’ quarters with wet bar, full guest suite and two additional guest bedrooms, each with a separate bath.

First-rate equestrian facilities put Flying Horse Ranch into a league of its own. A 245×160-foot indoor riding arena is the centerpiece of the Flying Horse Ranch’s equestrian improvements.

Completed in 2004, it includes a dirt/sand surface, elevated announcer’s booth with sound system, natural gas heaters, LED lighting and abundant windows for natural lighting. Connected to the riding arena is a 120×60-foot extension housing offices, restrooms, kitchen and an auction/sale ring. This facility is tailor-made for horse events or sales in first-class fashion.

Additional horse facilities include a training round pen and outdoor roping arena. The ranch is also well-equipped to handle cattle, with a cow barn that includes a vet room and show area. A hay barn, grain shed and equipment shed completes the long list of outstanding improvements on the ranch.

Only nine miles from Interstate 25, Flying Horse Ranch is remarkably convenient to both Denver (38 miles) and Colorado Springs (24 miles). From airports at both cities, the rest of the country and even much of the world is within reach.

Flying Horse Properties

Flying Horse


Bold. Beautiful. Wildly Original.

The Colorado lifestyle comes together in one magnificent vision at Flying Horse, where you’ll find elegant homes, breathtaking views, a private resort-style athletic club and spa, an 18-hole Tom Weiskopf golf course, a Euro-style clubhouse experience – including world-class cuisine, and luxurious lodge accommodations.

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