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Riding lessons are available in small groups and/or individually for all age levels including adults.  We cater our private lessons to you based on experience and age level.

Private lessons are often taught for first time riders and increase the amount of time per person. During group lessons, children have an increase in self-confidence as others cheer them on. Lessons are taught in both English and Western saddles, with an emphasis on proper equitation and correct use of aids. Beginning lessons highlight confidence with leading, grooming, and assisting in tacking up horses. Arena work such as small obstacle courses, patterns, barrels, and riding exercises will follow. Girls may register for a single riding lesson or multiple lessons. 

Horseback riding lessons are offered at Camp Tapawingo’s new equestrian facility even in the off season…weather permitting! In addition to our Fall and Spring scheduled equestrian programs, we offer private and small group riding lessons for beginner through advanced. Lesson structure and emphasis can be custom tailored to suit your abilities, needs and goals, and both Western and English disciplines are available. For more information please contact Ann Bower, Equestrian Program Coordinator at abower@girlscouts-gsci.org.

2014 Equestrian Summer Camps

GSCI Horse Waiver Release Form

To register for equestrian activities use our eRegistration system.


Welcome Our New Horses

In Fall 2012 we welcomed three new horses to our herd! Please join us in welcoming Flash, Sugar and Goober!

Flash is a tri-colored paint and has a lot of personality! He is very curious and will follow you around and demands attention. He has competed in 4-H shows and rodeos, has been in multiple parades and loves to go trail riding. Interesting tidbit . . . Flash and Goober are half brothers, though you’d never know by looking at them!

Goober is a big sorrel quarter horse! The color of his coat and mane are a reddish brown, and that is called sorrel or chestnut in the horse world. He is a gentle giant with a curious and playful personality. He demands attention and enjoys carrots, apples and whatever else you may have in your pocket!  Goober has been all over Illinois, competing in 4-H shows, rodeos, parades and trail rides. 

Sugar is a sweet little palomino mare. Palomino refers to her golden coat and flaxen mane and tail. She is a very sweet little mare and loves attention.  Who doesn’t, right? Sugar is very gentle and takes very good care of her riders. She likes trail rides, arena games and lots of carrots!