The LAZY HEART E ARENA AND TACK SHOP is owned and operated by CAROL ELLIS. Conveniently located on the beautiful front range of the great Rocky Mountains just east of Berthoud, Colorado, The LAZY HEART E is located approximately 45 miles north of Denver just 1-1/2 miles off of I-25 and the Berthoud, Colorado exit. Get to know Carol and Gene, view the facility, or find a map for directions, by simply clicking on About Us for complete information.

The LAZY HEART E ARENA is a fully operational, year-round training facility featuring CAROL ELLIS. Carol specializes in barrel horse training, beginning reining horses, and pole bending training. She also gives several barrel racing and pole bending clinics throughout the year. To read more about Carol’s training philosophy and contributions to the barrel horse industry click on Training.  While visiting the training page click on Testimonials and read what some of Carol’s students have to say. To find out more about Carol’s clinics click onClinics Schedule; and while viewing the schedules, please click on theSponsor's link. These businesses and individuals help to make the clinics a success. Hopefully, you will use their services and tell them you found them at the LAZY HEART E web site!

Click the picture to watch a video of Carol Ellis and Whistlin Alibis aka Taco winning the Free Style Barrel Race in 2009 at the Ranch in Loveland Colorado.  Carol loves to share her faith. She has provided a series of devotional columns on a number of subjects. Simply click on Running on Faith and choose a subject. Check back often, as Carol will be adding to these regularly.
The LAZY HEART E TACK SHOP is a full-service tack shop located on the premises. It is Carol's goal to continue the tradition established by Gene Ellis of providing high-quality, reasonably-priced equipment to the barrel racers.  Carol features everything a barrel racer might need including saddles, bits, protective leg gear, headstalls, breast collars, pads and blankets, grooming supplies and supplements, trailer accessories, and miscellaneous equipment. She also features hard to find items and special hand made bits that can only be found at the LAZY HEART E TACK SHOP. Click on On-line Tack Shop to view the items offered at the LAZY HEART E TACK SHOP.

If you are a barrel racer or pole bender or want to barrel race or pole bend,  or just want help creating a better horse for general riding, this is the place to come!  Contact Carol by Email or phone anytime or, better yet, follow the Mapand stop by and see her!


GENE AND CAROL ELLIS established the LAZY HEART E in 1984. With Gene’s experience in the retail industry and Carol’s experience in horse training, they have over 70 years of combined knowledge to offer the public at their facility. If you have training questions or equipment needs, Carol can provide the best service possible.

To facilitate the training and clinics there is an outdoor arena, an indoor arena and a round pen.  All have excellent footing, combining a mixture of sand and clay.

Indoor Arena 70 x 100 ft.
Outdoor Arena 150 x 350 ft.
Round Pen 60 ft. diameter

CAROL welcomes you to stop by anytime you are in the area to check out the facility or browse in the tack shop.

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Contact Information

Phone (970) 532-2331
Address 21733 Weld CR 7
Berthoud, CO. 80513