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Horse Programs

Custom Programs


Be creative. We’ll work to develop a program to meet your needs.

Digital Horses


Grade Level: 5th grade and up.
Fee: $20 per person
When: Check our website calendar for dates.
Description: Try your hand at equine photography. Under staff supervision, you will use digital cameras to take pictures in the barn and pasture at Camp Sycamore Hills and then return to the bunk house to create a CD digital scrapbook, on our mobile computer lab.

Horseback Riding Lessons


Grade level: 2nd grade and older
 Fee: $25 per girl
When: Year round; generally on weekdays

Description: Lessons include both western and English. Students are grouped with no more than four students per class of similar skill and experience.

Horsemanship Workshop


Grade level: 4th-12th grade
Fee: $30 per girl; $15 per adult
When: Most weekends of the school year; may be requested on weekdays. Sessions are three hours.

Description: We offer age-appropriate workshops that can be adopted to the experience of the group. These workshops include riding and non-riding components.

Horse Day Camps


Grade level: 3rd grade and older

Fee: $50 per girl / $50 per adult (if participating)

When: Weekdays (inquire for availability)
Description: Bring your group for
 a day with the horses. This day-long program includes: riding lessons,
 games on horseback and learning how to get 
a horse ready to ride. 
Groups must signup with a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 
riders. Participants will bring a sack lunch, drinks and snacks for the day. Adults are not required to stay, but are welcome.

Horse Smarts Team Building


Grade level: 6th grade and older
Fee: $20 per girl; $15 per adult
When: Weekdays (inquire for availability)

Description: Horse smarts is a team building program that enhances leadership and communication skills by observing and interacting with horses. All activities are non-riding and do not require any experience with horses. Groups must sign up with a minimum of 6.

Loving and Grooming


Grade level: Girl Scout Daisies and older
Fee: $5 per girl
When: Most weekends of the school year; may be 
requested on weekdays
Description: This one-hour non-riding program includes a tour of the barn, learning general safety around horses and ponies and hands on experience with grooming.

Pony Ready


Grade level: Girl Scout Brownies and older

Fee: $8 per girl

When: Most weekends of the school year; may be
requested on weekdays

Description: This one-hour non-riding program allows participants to advance their grooming skills and learn to lead a horse or pony. Girl Scout Brownies will earn the Pony Ready badge.

Ring Ride/Troop Lesson


Grade level: 3rd grade and older

Fee: $15 per rider

When: Most weekends of the school year; may be requested on weekdays

Description: Instruction is based on the experience level of the group. Lessons may be tailored to the interests of the group but begin with the basics and focus on progressive riding skills. Girl Scout Brownies will earn the Riding Round Up Try It. This 1 1/2 hour session includes helmet and boot fittings, receiving horse assignments and lesson.

Trail Ride


Grade level: 4th grade and older
Fee: $15 per rider

When: Most weekends of the school year; may be requested on weekdays
Description: Trail rides begin with basic instruction and practice. The length of the trail ride depends on the skill level demonstrated during basic instruction. The 1-1/2 hour session includes helmet and boot fittings, receiving horse assignments and instructions. In the case of inclement weather or unsafe trail conditions, alternate arena activities will be substituted.

Vaqueras Training Day


Grade level: 7th grade (at least 12 years old) and older
Fee: $20 per girl for training only

Description: Vaqueras are trained to prepare horses for the various horse programs and assist girl participants. Vaqueras may also improve their own riding skills.

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Contact Us

Equestrian Contact

Meredith Dennis
Outdoor Adventure Manager
Reservations for Horse Programs
(615) 460-0213
mdennis@gsmidtn.org

Carol Coats
Equestrian (Horse) Manager
(615) 792-6551
ccoats@gsmidtn.org

Marianne England
Assistant Equestrian Manager
(615) 792-6551
mengland@gsmidtn.org