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The Trailguide 9.4 Other Outdoor Activities

 

Horseback Riding: Approved Sites

Only the sites listed on the chart below currently meet Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains standards for insurance coverage and instructor certification.  Horseback riding is not recommended for Daisies and Brownies.  Check Safety Activity Checkpoints for activity checkpoints. Waivers are required.  Council permission is required for a high risk activity. Call for rates according to desired program and to schedule visits.  Any contracts required/provided by these providers must be forwarded to Council for the proper signature.

Bar H Dude Ranch 

Call for  rates according to desired program and to schedule visit

-Horseback riding

-Western Trail rides

-No helmets provided

 

*Helmets may be reserved from Amarillo Area Office

 

12064 Bar H Ranch Road

Clarendon, Texas  79226

www.barhduderanch.com

800-627-9871

Blue Moon Equestrian Center 

Call for  rates according to desired program and to schedule visit

-Horseback riding

-Western and English

-Arena work

 

1003 Hood Court

Granbury, Texas 76048

Contact:

bluemoongranbury@yahoo.com

www.bluemoongranbury.com

817-578-8881

Benbrook Stables

Call for  rates according to desired program and to schedule visit

-Horseback riding

-Western and English

-Arena work

-Troop parties, birthday parties, hay rides, camp fires, hikes

10001 Benbrook Blvd.

Benbrook, Texas 76126

Fax 817-249-3612

www.benbrookstables.com

molly@benbrookstables.com

817-249-1001

Bette Perot

Call for rates

According to desired program and to schedule visit

Horseback riding

-Western and English

-Arena work

 

2008 A Co. Rd 458

Palestine, Texas 76645

Contact:  Kenneth Stovall

903-549-2756

Blue Streak Stables

Call for  rates according to desired program and to schedule visit

-Horseback riding and instruction

-Arena lessons and trail rides

-Over nights and camp fire fun

365 Blackjack Oak Road

Seguin, Texas 78155

Fax 830-372-0677

www.BlueStreakStables.com

830-372-1677

Camp Carter

(YMCA)

Call for  rates according to desired program and to schedule visit

-Horseback riding and instruction

-Also available: canoeing, archery, challenge course, cabins

6200 Sand Springs Rd.

Fort Worth,  Texas 76114

Contact: rcarrigan@ymcafw.org

www.campcarter.org

817-738-9241

 

Camp El Har

Call for  rates according to desired program and to schedule visit

-Horseback riding and instruction

-Arena lessons and trail rides

-Can do a weekend activity with meals or troops can cook their own. 

5218 Kiwanis

Dallas, Texas 75236

214-674-0893

 

 

Camp Grady Spruce

Call for  rates according to desired program and to schedule visit

Horseback riding

-Western and English

-Arena work

 

300 Park Rd. 36

Graford, Texas   76449

Contact: Andrea Walters

214-319-9944

 

Fieldstone Park

Call for  rates according to desired program and to schedule visit

-Horseback riding and instruction

-Birthday parties, hay rides 

7528 Dick Price Road

Kennedale, 76070

Contact:  Kathy Voelkel

817-572-4115

Golden Gaits Stables

Call for rates and schedule visit

-Group lessons and private

-Birthday parties

-Trail rides

6312 Calendar Rd.

Arlington, Texas 76001

goldengaitstexas@yahoo.com

817-467-9800

 

Me & Horses, Inc.

Call for rates and schedule visit

-Group lessons and private

-Birthday parties

-Trail rides

249 Trinity Rd.

Weatherford, Texas 76087

Dclick3821@aol.com

817-341-1144

Old West Stables

Call for  rates according to desired program and to schedule visit

-Horseback riding

-Western trail rides

-No helmets provided

 

*Helmets maybe be reserved from Amarillo Area Office

 

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Canyon, Texas

806-488-2180

Rancho LaRosa

Call for  rates according to desired program and to schedule visit

-Horseback riding lessons

-Horse camping

-Trail rides

7412 E. FM 917

Alvarado, Texas  76009

www.ranchlarosa.org

todd_james@sbcglobal.net

817-718-1660

Ride with Pride

Call for  rates according to desired program and to schedule visit

-Horseback riding and instruction

480 W. Highland

Southlake, Texas

Contact: Doreen Bruton

www.ridewithprideinc.com

817-481-2893

Rocky Top

Therapy Center

Call for  rates according to desired program and to schedule visit

-Horseback riding and instruction

-Hayrides available.

660 Keller-Smithfield Rd.

Keller, Texas 76248

www.rockytoptherapy.org

817-379-5717

Trinity River Farm

Call for rates

-Horseback riding and instruction

-Trail rides

-Parties

 

8375 Randol Mill Rd.

Ft. Worth, Texas 76120

817-683-5610

Sky Ranch

Call for rates and to schedule

-Camping events

-Trail rides and more

24657 CR 448

Van, Texas 75790

www.skyranch.org

903-266-3300

Will Rogers Memorial Center

Call for rates. Some admissions are free.

Call for major events schedule.

-During the year, many horse show competitions are scheduled.  Some afternoons are free.

-Excellent opportunities for girls to see beautiful horses.

3401 W. Lancaster Ave.

Fort Worth, Texas

817-392-7469

 

 Challenge (Ropes) Courses

A ropes course is available at the site listed on the chart below.  Girls in grades 2 – 12 may participate. Refer to Safety Activity Checkpoints in the Volunteer Essentials. Waivers are required.  Council permission is required for a high risk activity. Refer to our Council web site; www.gs-top.org to find desired program.

Camp Kiwanis

-Accredited ropes course with

certified facilitators

-High and low elements

-Dates and costs in Activity Essentials

Information contact:

Natalie Stephenson

806-553-3173

nstephenson@gs-top.org

 

 

Horses of Course

Horses of Course is a program offered to girls to introduce them to horses.  While getting to know horses they learn how to be safe around them and have a good time doing it.  Refer to Safety Activity Check points in the Volunteer Essentials. Refer to our Council web site; www.gs-top.org to find desired program.

 

Stevens Ranch

Pony Pals

-For Brownies

-Learn horse basics

-Fix their horse a treat

-Short ride in arena

-Dates and costs in Activity Essentials

Information Contact:

Heidi Vose

817-869-0736

hvose@gs-top.org

Stevens Ranch

Horsin’ Around

-For Junior Girl Scouts

-Learn basic care for horses

-Build confidence

-Riding lesson in a covered arena

-Paint a horse (weather permitting)

-Dates and costs in Activity Essentials

Information Contact:

Heidi Vose

817-869-0736

hvose@gs-top.org