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Horse programs

GSCO riding programs follow the regulations and procedures of:

  • Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA)
  • Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA)
  • American Camp Association (ACA)


For more information on program specifics please contact or 303-747-2512

Horse programs

Horseback riding programs

Girl Scouts of Colorado made the difficult decision to offer horseback riding on a smaller scale through neighboring ranches rather than running our own horse operation so that we can continue to offer enriching camping experiences for all girls in the state. To make a horse program viable, we would need to raise our prices by up to 50 percent, and we pride ourselves on offering affordable camping programs for our girls. We are focusing on offering innovative camps, like the new Homesteading options at Tomahawk, and the new leadership options for Program Aides at Magic Sky Ranch. The funds we save on suspending a horseback riding program that benefits a small number of girls will now go to creating amazing opportunities for all girls to learn and grow in the outdoors.


Summer Camp season

There are several sessions at camps that include off-site trail rides at local stables. Check out what options are best for your girl here.


Other ways to get involved with horses:

  • Your girl can participate in horseback riding at any local stables she chooses, pay for the event, and then use the Cashing Out Cookie Credits Form to get reimbursed through her cookie credits.
  • We have dedicated horseback riding volunteers offering and coordinating programs throughout the state. Search for them on the activity finder, or email Betsy Smith, the Outdoor Programs Director, for a referral in your region.