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Meet the Horses

The Girl Scouts - Diamonds Horsemanship Program gives girls of all ages and abilities a chance to ride and care for horses in a safe, fun and challenging way. Girls are placed into our program based on age AND ability. We teach riding from the “ground up” rather than “saddle down,” with a portion of each lesson spent on barn chores because it is important for girls to learn responsibility by caring for their horses.

Riding and working with horses helps build physical, mental and social skills, boosts self-confidence, teaches problem solving and self discipline - and, it's fun!

Meet our herd and learn some fun facts about each of them!

Cash

 

Cash

Facts:
Birthday: 1998
Color pattern: Red tobiano paint
Breed: American Paint
Registered name: Needed Cash
Started working at camp: 2013
Previous employment: Personal horse of a previous camp staff member 
Favorite part of camp: Nice and slow trail rides with campers

Hobbies:
going to the beach

Carrots or Apples?
carrots!

Cash has been adopted!
Adopted by: Linda B. – “I was a girl who loved horses and now I’m an old lady who loves horses, and I’ve loved them every moment in between. I’m glad my donation means other girls can have that magic bond with a horse!”

Want to adopt another deserving horse in our herd? Make your gift or pledge at the bottom of this page.

Chili

 

Chili

Facts:
Birthday: 2004
Color pattern: Bay
Breed: American Quarter Horse
Registered name: I'm an Impressive Chip
Started working at camp: 2008
Previous employment: Camp Storeywood
Favorite part of camp: teaching girls to trot for the first time

Hobbies:
traveling and relaxing with friends

Carrots or Apples?
Apples, but only with cheese!

Chili has been adopted!
Adopted by: Troop 5018

Elsa

 

Elsa

Facts:
Birthday: 1997 
Color pattern: Blue roan
Registered name: Blue Baby (fun fact: she was renamed by her young owner after the Elsa from "Frozen")
Started working at camp: 2016
Previous employment: personal horse for a little girl and her family
Favorite part of camp: getting groomed and pampered by Daisy and Brownie campers – our youngest girls are my favorite!

Hobbies:
woodworking and reading self-help books

Carrots or Apples?
apples - keep the doctor away!

EZ

 

EZ

Facts:
Birthday: 2001
Color pattern: Bay
Breed: American Quarter Horse
Started working at camp: 2006
Previous employment: Camp Storeywood
Favorite part of camp: leading the herd – I’m the big boss horse at camp!

Hobbies:
hiking and gardening

Carrots or Apples?
carrots because they make EZ strong!

Jet

 

Jet

Facts:
Birthday: 1997
Color pattern: Sorrel with white star
Breed: American Quarter Horse
Started working at camp: 2009
Previous employment: Camp Storeywood
Favorite part of camp: moving nice and slow on the trails

Hobbies:
relaxing with family

Carrots or Apples?
both!

Preacher

 

Preacher

Facts:

Birthday: 2002
Color pattern: Leopard Appaloosa
Started working at camp: 2009
Previous employment: taught riding lessons for Girl Scouts at Camp Storeywood from 2007-2009
Favorite part of camp: when the campers feed me treats!

Hobbies:
Meeting new girls, keeping my stall clean and reading late at night!

Carrots or Apples?
Carrots! Apples make my teeth feel funny.

Sooner

 

Sooner

Facts:
Birthday: 2004
Color pattern: Sorrel
Breed: American Quarter Horse
Started working at camp: 2009
Previous employment: Camp Storeywood
Favorite part of camp: eating everything I can reach on trail rides

Hobbies:
reading and scuba diving

Carrots or Apples?
apples!

Sooner has been adopted!
Adopted by: Troop 5018

Star

 

Star

Facts:
Birthday: 1998
Color pattern: black
Breed: Rocky Mountain Horse
Registered name: Misbehin'
Started working at camp: 2016
Previous employment: family horse
Favorite part of camp: enjoying hay in the stalls

Hobbies:
eating and lounging

Carrots or Apples?
carrots because they are orange

Star has been adopted!
Adopted by: Kayley and Adelyn Phillips

Tuff

 

Tuff

Facts:
Birthday: 2008
Color pattern: Ivory champagne or cremello
Breed: Missouri Foxtrotter
Started working at camp: 2016
Previous employment: family horse
Favorite part of camp: "hugging" campers after a ride and using my riders as a scratching post after a long day!

Hobbies:
travel and getting a massage

Carrots or Apples?
Apples!

Tuff has been adopted!
Adopted by: Carmen Cole – “We are big fans of the Girl Scout Horse program and have enjoyed participating in Campin' Cowgirls Events.”

Want to adopt another deserving horse in our herd? Make your gift or pledge at the bottom of this page.

 

Adopt a Horse and Stall Sponsorships

"Every horse deserves, at least once in its life, to be loved by a girl."

Girls and their horses…anyone who has ever seen a girl whisper secrets into a horse’s ear or wrap their arms around a horse’s neck knows that girls and horses have a special bond.

The Girl Scouts – Diamonds Horse Program provides low-cost access to equestrian programs for thousands of girls, equipping girls with the compassion and confidence to succeed in the arena and in life. It costs nearly $2,500 each year for EACH horse to provide feed, tack and grooming supplies, riding equipment for girls, and vet, dental and farrier care – will you be a sponsor and investor in our horse program to make sure we continue to provide our girls and horses with the best riding and leadership experience? 

Check out how you can be a sponsor or help equip our new barn and arena below, then use the secure online donation forms to make a pledge or immediate gift, or call or email our fund development team, 800-632-6894/email, for more information.

Horse Lover - $2,500

Horse Lover $2,500  -  Nine Four available 
Give our horses all they need for a full year!

  • Adoption Certificate, info sheet and photo of YOUR horse!
  • “Horse Coordinator for the Day” opportunity at an equestrian event or camp (fun behind the scenes tour of barn, recognition opportunity with girls and special SWAPS to take home).
  • Social media shoutout announcing your horse adoption.
  • 1-night stay at Camp NOARK with a private horse lesson for your family/troop.*
  • Invitation to exlusive, seasonal "Sunday Horse Hangouts." Bond with, groom and love on your favorite horses and build your horsemanship skills.
  • Invitation to exclusive donor event at camp.

* *Horsemanship activities dependent upon each rider's age and skill ability; can accommodate groups sizes of up to 8.

Stall Champion - $1,200

Stall Champion $1,200 (9 available)
Equip our brand-new stalls with all their necessary gear!

  • Exclusive plaque recognition on stall for one year.
  • Social media shoutout announcing your stall sponsorship.
  • Opportunity to decorate your stall.
  • Private horse lesson for your family/troop.*
  • Invitation to exclusive donor event at camp.
  • Invitation to exclusive seasonal “Sunday Horse Hangouts." Bond with, groom and love on your favorite horses and build your horsemanship skills.

*Horsemanship activities dependent upon each rider's age and skill ability, can accommodate groups sizes of up to 8.

Wrangler Sponsor - $500

Wrangler Sponsor $500
Help equip our riders and programs to be the best they can be!

  • Two free riding sessions during weekend horse program events*
  • Private horse lesson for your family/troop.*
  • Invitation to exclusive donor event at camp

*Horsemanship activities dependent upon each rider's age and skill ability, can accommodate groups sizes of up to 4.

Barn Friend - $100+

Barn Friend $100+
There are so many opportunities to help warm our horses’ new home! Gifts of all sizes are important – and so very appreciated – to help us purchase items for our horses and our program for girls, such as:

  • Horse mats for the stalls $4,400
  • Water fountains for the stalls $3,500
  • Saddle and Blanket Bar $300
  • Water troughs $250
  • Feeders $150
  • Muck tubs $125
  • Water hose reels $75
  • Riding helmet for girls $50
  • Bridle brackets $25
  • Riding blankets and pads $20
  • Other tack equipment, varies from $10-$250
Meet the Horses