Girl Scout Horse Program Information

Our council’s horses travel to new locations each month throughout the winter and spring before moving up to Camp Menzies in the summer.  We have both riding and non-riding horse programs.  Check out our available programs and choose the one that's for you:

Horse Tails | Trailblazers | Passport to Ride

 

*Basic program costs include all fees related to program materials and supplies, site rental costs, additional insurance and council employee time.

 

Horse Tails

Age Level: Girls in second grade and older
Fee: $40 per girl
Get to know the council horses at this special event.  You will learn about horse safety, grooming and receive a one-hour horseback riding arena lesson.
Fee includes horseback riding instruction, participation patch and basic program costs*.  This program is open to troops as well as individual Girl Scouts. 

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Trailblazers

Age Level: Girls in fourth grade and older
Fee: $90 per girl; $45 per adult
Riding, roping and more awaits you at this special horse themed overnight event at Camp Menzies. Enjoy a 90 minute trail ride, horse shoeing demonstration, archery, leatherwork and other traditional camp activities throughout the weekend.
Each troop must be accompanied by an adult who is First Aid/CPR certified. Please limit adults to Volunteer Essentials ratios for the grade level. Only one registration per troop will be allowed. Fee includes horseback riding instruction for girls (and adults as available), meals, a fun patch and basic program costs*.

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Passport to Ride

Our Passport to Ride program is a progressive series of lessons.  Girls sign up for a full day program which includes a 2-hour session in the morning and a 2-hour session in the afternoon following an extended lunch break.  Each lesson includes one hour of horseback riding instruction and a one hour ground session. 
Girls must register individually for these programs; troop registrations will not be accepted. Adults are welcome to watch but are not required to stay for these programs.

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Level 1, Lessons 1 and 2

Fee: $80.00 per girl
Age Level: Girls in fourth grade or older
Work on timing, rhythm and balance and you move through diagonal patterns.  Learn how to feel where your horse’s feet are and try a balance game.  Ground lessons will focus on saddling and bridling.  These sessions include two one-hour horseback riding sessions (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) as well as two one-hour ground sessions.  There will be a 1 ½ hour lunch break between lessons to give the horses and horse staff time to rest. 
Fee includes horseback riding instruction, participation patch and basic program costs*. 
Pre-requisite: Girls must have completed a Horse Tails session or horse program at Camp Menzies. Girls must register individually for this program; troop registrations will not be accepted.

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Passport to Ride, Level 1, Lessons 3 and 4

Fee: $80.00 per girl
Age Level: Girls in fourth grade and older
Warm up the morning by working on leg aides and full circles, pick up the speed and try a little jogging with your horse in the afternoon.  Ground lessons will focus on parts of the horse, horse breeds, coloration and how to safely catch and lead your horse.  These sessions include two one-hour horseback riding sessions (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) as well as two one-hour ground sessions.  There will be a 1 ½ hour lunch break between lessons to give the horses and horse staff time to rest. 
Fee includes horseback riding instruction, participation patch and basic program costs*.  Pre-requisite: Girls must have completed Passport to Ride, Level 1, Lessons 1 and 2. Girls must register individually for this program; troop registrations will not be accepted.

Passport to Ride, Level 2, Lessons 1 and 2

Fee: $80.00 per girl
Age Level: Girls in fifth grade and older
Continue to work on controlling your body as you practice leg aides, foot control and jogging.  Ground lessons will focus on horse feed and nutrition and horse first aid and preventative care.  These sessions include two one-hour horseback riding sessions (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) as well as two one-hour ground sessions.  There will be a 1 ½ hour lunch break between lessons to give the horses and horse staff time to rest. 
Fee includes horseback riding instruction, participation patch and basic program costs*.   Pre-requisite: Girls must have completed Passport to Ride, Level 1, Lessons 3 and 4. Girls must register individually for this program; troop registrations will not be accepted.

Passport to Ride, Level 2, Lessons 3 and 4

Fee: $80.00 per girl
Age Level: Girls in fifth grade and older
Learn what to do in case of emergency, work on your emergency dismount and try bareback riding during the afternoon session.  Ground lessons will focus on hoof and mouth care.  These sessions include two one-hour horseback riding sessions (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) as well as two one-hour ground sessions.  There will be a 1 ½ hour lunch break between lessons to give the horses and horse staff time to rest. 
Pre-requisite: Girls must have completed Passport to Ride, Level 2, Lessons 1 and 2.  Fee includes horseback riding instruction, participation patch and basic program costs*. Girls must register individually for this program; troop registrations will not be accepted.

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