Horseback Riding

Discover a unique horseback riding experience at Camp Cedarledge! Located in Pevely, Mo, approximately 45 minutes from the Girl Scout Service Center, our equestrian program is run by experienced wranglers who help girls of all levels discover the joy of horses.

Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies will become more confident with horses while a wrangler leads them on a pony ride. Girl Scout Juniors through Ambassadors will connect with horses on a 45-minute trail ride while winding through the wooded trails of camp.

All programs have a 15-person limit. Troops that exceed the 15-person limit can choose two time slots. Adults are not required to ride as wranglers secure ratios on the trail ride.

For more information about Equestrian Programs, contact Brooke Petryka at 314.592.2353 or bpetryka@girlscoutsem.org

Safety Information

Please note these important safety requirements.

Horseback riding participants must wear:

  • Helmets on or around horses.
  • Helmets sanitized after each use will be provided Leather shoes, cowboy boots, work boots or dress boots with
    • At least a 1/2 inch heel
    • Relatively smooth bottom
    • Closed heeled and closed toed
    • No tennis shoes
    • There is a limited quantity of boots that can be borrowed on-site Pony Tale riders can wear athletic or closed toed, closed heeled shoes
  • Jeans, corduroy or riding pants. No capris or slick athletic pants

In 1994, the State of Missouri passed a statue requiring that participants be advised “Under Missouri Law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or death of a participant in equine activities resulting in the inherent risks of equine activities pursuant to Revised Statues of Missouri.”

All equestrian programs follow Girl Scouts of the USA Safety Standards as outlined in Safety Activity Checkpoints.

To check openings and register:

  • Click on “Register Now
  • Enter the name of the program you are searching for.
    Ex. Horse Day Camp, Hoofprints, Pony Tales, Saddle Scout, etc.)
  • Programming at the Equestrian Center includes fall and spring troop programs as well as eight weeks of horse programs during summer resident camp. Programming information can be found in Lead & Learn.
  • Troop leader is able to register entire troop at one time online 
  • Please contact the Help Desk at 314.400.4600 or helpdesk@girlscoutsem.org with questions on all reservations made in the new online system. The Help Desk is open M-F, 8:30 am to 5 pm and on Tuesday and Thursday until 8 pm.

Online registration is recommended as slots are secured immediately. Paper applications are available upon request from the Camp Department.

Horseback riding is not available for tagalongs

Refund requests will be honored if made at least two weeks before your program. Refunds must be in writing and emailed to helpdesk@girlscoutsem.org