Camp Marydale has an outstanding equestrian program that is enjoyed
by Girl Scouts year round, with approximately 22 horses in our
stables. It costs $1,500 a year to care for just one of our horses, so
any financial support we receive, earmarked for our equestrian
program, helps to offset these expenses.
We are partnered with Louisiana State University's School of
Veterinary Medicine who provide specialized care, such as vaccinations
and teeth floating, to each horse. Doctoral students have also
completed studies on the herd. All of our horses are adopted with many
of them coming to us with health, weight, and age complications. Our
staff work daily to make sure our horses are properly treated, fed and
comfortable in our up-to-code barns.
Our Wrangler program teaches girls, ages 14 and up, leadership
skills in addition to horse knowledge as they pair with adult mentors
to teach Western horseback riding workshops at troops and service
units. Wranglers also help out with special weekend events such as
Love Hug & Groom, and Hoof Pick Horse Camp. Spurs are girls, ages
12 and up, who shadow the Wranglers and help, as well.
We offer troops, groups, individuals, and businesses an opportunity
to Pony Up! and sponsor a horse for a year. As a Pony
Up! sponsor, your name will be listed with your horse’s bio on our
website for the entire year, in the Annual Report, and in our
newsletter. For more information about sponsoring a horse, click here.
Click on each green down arrow (▼) on the right side of horse’s
name to read about each one. Click each horse picture to enlarge photo.
To return to the Pony Up! campaign page, click
here. To return to Camp Marydale page, click here.