Girl Scout Riding Program
Girl Scouts and their leaders enjoy coming to Black Hawk Hill for a fun-filled day learning about horses. Scouts will have an opportunity to earn our Horse Lover’s Badge during the full day program. Black Hawk Hill provides fun and structured programs enabling Scouts to get hands on experience with handling, feeding, grooming, saddling and riding. Our programs are specifically designed to learn about horses in a positive environment that focuses on safety, respect, leadership, teamwork, and communication.
Half Day Program
The half-day program Girl Scouts begin with our 2 hour program, which includes approximately an hour of riding lessons and an hour of unmounted instruction. The fee is $25 per rider. Minimum of 3 riders.
Full Day Programs – Horse Lover’s Badge
Our full day program is 9 am – 3 pm and scouts will complete the requirements for our Horse Lover’s Badge. We provide a certificate of completion and a Horse Lover’s Badge at the end of the program.
Activities include unmounted instruction, a riding session, and a trail ride. Scouts will learn how to ride, lead, groom, saddle and act safely around horses. The program includes a horse science class, group activities, and a riding lesson. Scouts will also have an opportunity to participate in a trail ride. The fee is $50 per rider.
All riders must wear S.E.l. approved riding helmets. (Bicycle helmets are NOT permitted). If you have your own approved riding helmet, please bring it along. If you don’t own one, you may use one of ours. Boots with a raised heel and smooth sole are also required for all horse-related activities. We have a limited number of boots scouts may use if they don’t have their own.
Please Keep In Mind…
- Scouts need to be at least 7 years old in order to ride, and for safety reasons, riding double is not permitted. It is also imperative that riders have full use of their arms and legs in order to mount and ride safely. Scouts with casts, arm or leg splints will not be permitted to ride.
- Electronics – for safety reasons, we do not allow flash cameras to be used around the horses or riders. We also do not allow riders to have cameras or other electronic devices such as cell phones while working with the horses.
- Food – You may bring a lunch or snack for your group.
To Schedule Your Outing
Contact us at 715-216-7591 or email email@example.com to check date availability or register your troop.
What you’ll learn at Black Hawk Hill…
Learn the basics of horsemanship
How horses communicate
How to care for a horse
Learn about safety on the ground and in the saddle
Prepare for your ride- grooming and saddling
Practice your ride – how to steer and control speed