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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.

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To register for equestrian activities use our eRegistration system.


GSCI Now Accredited by the Certified Horsemanship Association

GSCI is proud to announce that our Equestrian Program and Equestrian Center has been accredited by the Certified Horsemanship Association.  Accreditation means that GSCI voluntarily requested CHA to review our equestrian facilities, program and management to deem it as meeting CHA and equine industry safety and operational standards. Additionally, our Equestrian Program Coordinator, Ann Bower, is certified at the highest level of instructor given by CHA in both the Western and English riding disciplines. Not only are we proud of this accreditation but GSCI can now host CHA Instructor Certification Clinics at our Equestrian Center. The purpose of Certified Horsemanship Association is to promote excellence in safety and education for the benefit of the entire horse industry.  CHA is also recognized by GSUSA as an accredited horsemanship instructor training organization.