Misty River Equestrian Center welcomes Girl Scout Troops!
Misty River has joined with
The Girl Scouts of America.
Workshops available for registered
Brownies & Girl Scouts
Everyone Starts at Level 1 All levels must be completed in correct order.
The resident lesson horses are gentle and reliable. 2 indoor arenas, a classroom, shelter houses, trails, and camp area allow us to offer workship learning year round. Our horse programs are for the beginning to advanced riders who are Brownies, Junor Girl Scouts and above.
Click here for more information on our Levels.
Level 1 – PONYTAIL Prerequisite – none
3 Hours (Introductory Horsemanship)
“Every Time, Every Ride” video
Learn safety around horses
Horse care and grooming
Parts of the saddle and bridle
Riding in the arena (walk)
Safety poster (optional)
COST: $25 per girl
Level 2 – WEANLING Prerequisite – Level 1
3 Hours (Elementary Horsemanship)
Review Level 1
Learn & Practice hitching knot
Groom and saddle own horse
Learn different breeds, color, and markings
Riding in the arena (walk, trot)
COST: $25 per girl
Level 3 – YEARLING Prerequisite – Level 2
3+ Hours (Intermediate Horsemanship)
Review Level 2
Practice equestrian etiquette
Learn horse anatomy
Learn about ailments and diseases
Practice riding in the arena (walk, trot, canter at instructors discretion)
COST: $35 per girl
Level 4 – FILLY Prerequisite – Level 3
4 Hours (Advanced Horsemanship) & Cadet or Sr. Girl Scouts
Review Level 3
Catch & Halter Horses
Practice riding in the arena (walk, trot, and
canter at instructor’s discretion
Short trail ride
COST: $40 per girl
All clinics held on Saturday Either:
8:00 am – 11:00 am or
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$25 per girl
$35 per girl
$40 per girl
Minimum of 6 girls
Maximum of 12 girls
Shoes or boots with heels (A few loaner boots are kept at the ranch.) No sneakers, sandals, flip flops, fashion boots, or waffle soles.
Dress for the weather. If it’s cold, wear a coat. If gloves are worn, they must have a leather palm.
Helmets are mandatory and are provided.
Trained and experienced instructors and assistant instructors lead instructional sessions and supervise on horseback. The Certified Horsemanship Association. (CHA) (www.cha-ahse.org) safety standards are observed. Troop adults supervise any activities before or after the riding session. Adults with troops may ride, provided there is available program space.
Call and make reservations via phone. We require a minimum of 6 girls per session and a maximum of 12 girls. (Troops of 6 to 8 girls may be combined with another troop) It’s possible to divide groups larger than 16 girls to separate sessions. Upon receipt of your deposit for $150, your reservation will be confirmed. Please copy our release form below, one per girl and/or adult, as each person will need to bring a signed form with them when they come. We will mail additional information.
Click Here for Emergency Release Form
Getting to the Stable on Time:
Plan on arriving at the stable about 10 minutes earlier than your scheduled time. The girls will be all wound up and will probably need the time to “hit” the latrine and get themselves settled before your starting time. (This also allows for wrong turns).
Cancellation Procedure & Policy:
Sometimes we must cancel due to unforeseen circumstances, ie; weather
If WE cancel, all efforts will be made to reschedule your group at a date and time convenient to you or a full refund will be made.
If YOU cancel, deposit fees are refunded only if Misty River has been notified 30 days before the scheduled riding date. Riding sessions may be rescheduled based on available space. Groups who cancel fewer than 30 days before their reservation date and cannot reschedule, forfeit 100 %
of their deposit fee. There is no deposit refund if fewer than 6 girls show for the session. (Or in the event 2 small groups are combined, if fewer than the commited number of girls attend than implied at the time of signing up.)
Note to Leader:
The packet of information we send you will help your troop prepare for the horsemanship sessions. It will also help you identify program links to the horsemanship badges.
If your troop wants to work on the badge, please check the requirements carefully. A program link does not necessarily complete a requirement or ensure proficiency. As with all Girl Scout badges, proficiency in knowledge and skill is required to earn the badge. The leader determines whether a girl has the knowledge and skills necessary to be considered proficient.
As the troop leader, it is your responsibility to prepare the girls for their experience at Misty River. The program is designed to expand the girls knowledge on what they have learned in the troop setting so they can develop proficiency. Please spend time in your troop meetings helping the girls get ready. To simply show up without preparation does the girls, the program, and the Misty River Equestrian staff a great disservice.
Download Your Information and
Information and Enrollment forms are also available by snail mail. E-mail or call us and we will be glad to mail them to you,
or feel free to just stop by
Misty River Equestrian Center and pick them up
Misty River Equestrian Center
21400 Eureka Road
Independence, MO 64057