Home > Programs > Equestrian Program
Step into the saddle and get ready to ride!  Horseback riding programs are available for Girl Scouts of all ages.

Our equestrian programs provide an introduction to horsemanship including safe practices and horse care. In addition, they give girls an opportunity to develop a stronger sense of self, to foster healthy relationships with their fellow riders, and to learn how to take what they've experienced and feel confident sharing it with others. 
This line is updated at least 2 hours before an Equestrian or Adventure session if there are any cancellations or changes by GSKSMO.

Fall and spring horseback riding programs for troops and individuals take place at Camp Winding River in Dearborn, Missouri. Our state-of-the-art equestrian center is home to 26 horses, 3 goats and few barn cats. There's plenty of pasture area for horses to graze and a large indoor riding arena.

Please note: Girls should wear long pants and closed-toed shoes or boots with a ½ inch smooth heel (limited supply of boots available for use). Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Troops must provide adults within safety ratios, including a first aider.

Daisy Meet & Greet: 2 hour program

Brownie Horseback Riding: 2 ½ hour program

Let's Groom! Grades 2-12, 2 ½ hour program

All Around Horses:
Grades 4-12, 3½ hour program

Partner Up! Grades 4-12, 2 hour program,for girls and an adult of their choice!

Junior/Teen Horseback Riding: 3 ½ hour program

Trail Rides for Juniors and up: 2 hour program

Wrangler Program: Grades 7-12, 12 years or older

Other opportunities:
  • Our Summer Challenge Day program offers special horseback riding opportunities through the summer months.
  • Resident camp horseback riding experiences are available for girls at Camp Daisy Hindman.

  • Service unit day camps held at Camp Winding River may offer horseback riding as a program option.

  • Troops may reserve camping sites or day use areas in conjunction with their horseback riding program. To do this, visit the troop camping reservation page to check campsite availability and make real-time reservations. Camping reservations are made separately from program reservations.

Questions? Email campdept@gsksmo.org.