Girls Scouts Horsemanship Clinics
A Girl Scout Horsemanship Clinic is a great way for your troop to enjoy a horse ride, work on a badge, and have fun!
- We will design the clinic to meet the needs of your troop.
- Listed below are common clinic descriptions. Each clinic can be adjusted to meet the specific needs of your group.
- A troop can also schedule a trail ride if they do not want the full clinic.
- Troops are allowed to bring horse treats to feed the horses. You can find recipes on the internet (please check the recipe ingredients with horsemanship staff).
Please make note of the following conditions.
- All riders for must be at least 9 years old.
- Minimum attendance is at least 6, maximum is 30. Groups over 8 will be split into two groups, groups over 16 will be split into three groups and will need more time.
- Helmets are provided for all riders, though participants may bring their own ASTM/SEI approved riding helmets. Our staff will check and approve helmet before riding.
- Riders must be able to mount horses with very minimal assistance from staff. Guests unable to mount horse or decide they do not want to trail ride that day will be able to spend time with our other farm animals.
- There is a $150 deposit to hold your clinic day and time. The deposit must be paid upon receipt of the emailed agreement. It is non-refundable if canceled less than two weeks before event.
We have curriculums for the following all Girl Scout age levels.
Level 1 Clinic
Fee: $40 per student
Our basic clinic teaches general knowledge of caring for horses and riding. The package fee includes a trail ride and our Horse Care Class. Parents and troop leaders may accompany the girls on the trail ride for $30.00 per adult or leader.
The horse care lessons will cover the following topics: basic horse care skills, feeding, grooming, facility upkeep, along with time for questions the girls have about other horse care topics.
Level 2 Clinic
Time Length: 2h15m
Fee: $75 per student
This badge teaches beginner horsemanship skills. It is a 2h15m clinic with a maximum of 16 girls, they will be divided into groups of 8 or less. Special clinics can be set up for troops over 16.
There are three parts to this clinic:
Part 1 - Horsemanship safety
Part 2- Learn and practice how to groom and tack a horse
Part 3- A riding lesson teaching communicating with a horse while riding, this will accommodate all skill levels in the troop
If troops would like to build on this class, they may schedule additional lessons.
For more information or to schedule an activity with our Horsemanship Program, please contact Horsemanship Director, Krista Mayer at 262-363-6940.