Horse ProgramsSaddle Up For Summer Memories

Exposure to horses helps children not only develop balance, coordination, and flexibility, it also teaches them courage and confidence to try new things. Our progressive program for those entering kindergarten and older benefits both those who have never been on a horse and those who have been riding their entire lives. We evaluate campers for skill and ability at the start of each week and place them in a program designed to provide the best experience based on skill and ability, not age or grade. Progress reports are provided at the start and end of each week.  Equestrian participants spend half their day at our stable; during the remainder of the camp day, they participate in traditional camp activities. A half-day option is available for $100 less.

Beginner Riding (Girls and Boys)

Those with little or no equestrian experience will benefit from our introductory beginner riding program as they learn the basics of horse care and horseback riding.

Advanced Riding (Girls Only)

Advanced riders get to improve their riding style and ride in an arena without a lead line while gaining other equestrian skills during their daily riding lessons. Girls also learn to groom, saddle and care for horses and participate in lessons on theory and horsemanship.

Important Rules

Horse activities are subject to weather conditions and may be adjusted accordingly. No reimbursement will be given for program adjustments.

Please note that the horse rider's release form (online) & Medical Authorization form (printable) is required to participate in these programs. The Medical Authorization form MUST be signed by a licensed medical professional and submitted to camp no later than two weeks prior to the first day your child is registered to begin horse camp or your camper will be unable to participate.

Horse Show

  • Equestrian program participants will be invited to participate in the Girl Scouts’ 8th Annual Horse Show on Sunday, August 26, 2018.

A Special Bond

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With our progressive riding lessons, campers will be provided with opportunities to develop and enhance their equestrian skills all while having fun at the stables! Riders will be evaluated and subsequently receive an initial progress report each Monday during the weeks they participate, as a reference to their current skills mastered so that our friendly staff may properly assist them in expanding their equestrian knowledge. At the end of the week, another report will be sent out, to show your rider's progress and growth during their week at Sacajawea Day Camp.

Your rider, and her/his safety, is our first priority. It may take more than one weekly session to master the skills presented in each course. Becoming proficient and comfortable with the different equestrian techniques introduced in each program ensures your rider's safety as she/he progresses through our programs and encounters more complex challenges.

First-time riders MUST progress through both Saddle Sampler and Silver Spurs/Pony Tails before participating in any other equestrian program. If your camper is a returning rider, or you are unsure of which program is right for your child, please check her last progress report or contact the camp registrar for more information.