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Equestrian Center & Horse Gallery

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.

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Sponsor one of our horses at Camp Marydale!

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.

  • Annabelle

    Gender: Mare
    Approximate DOB: 2009
    Acquired: 07/17/2013
    Breed: Quarter Pony
    Color: Grullo
    Height: 13 hands
    Info: Annabelle is an adorable little pony who is catching on fast! She enjoys eating sugar cubes and letting the Wranglers pet on her. 

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  • CASPER (Chex Gray Nugget)

    Gender: Gelding
    DOB: 01-17-04
    Acquired: September 2008
    Breed: Quarterhorse
    Color: Grey
    Height: 15 hands
    Info: Casper came to Marydale in Sept. 2008. He loves people and will come to greet anyone who walks into his stall or the pasture. He loves to play with the other horses!

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  • Chelsea

    Gender: Mare
    Approximate DOB: 06/16/1992
    Acquired: 02/2010
    Breed: Quarter Horse
    Color: Bay
    Height: 15 hands
    Info: Chelsea is a reliable little mare. She’s great for those beginners looking for a little something extra.

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  • Concho

    Gender: Gelding
    Approximate DOB: 1992
    Acquired: 04/01/2010
    Breed: Quarter Horse/Tennessee Walker
    Color: Dark Bay
    Height: 15 hands
    Info: Concho is often used to lead trails with the Head Wranglers since he’s so level headed and calm. He’s great for girls who want a horse who will “snuggle” — he LOVES bonding with his riders.

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  • Danny Boy

    Gender: Gelding
    Approximate DOB: 10/04/99
    Acquired: 10/11/14
    Breed: Missouri Fox Trotter
    Color: Bay
    Height: 14.2 hands
    Info: Danny Boy is a very friendly Missouri Fox Trotter. He loves being with his friends in the pasture, but doesn’t mind being one on one with his rider. He’s a very patient man!

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  • Gent

    Gender: Gelding
    Approximate DOB: 2004
    Acquired: 06/07/13
    Breed: Morgan/Arabian
    Color: Bay
    Height: 15.1 hands
    Info: Gent is a very tall, very fancy gentleman. He’s been a great addition to the herd and the campers love to ride him in the classes.

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  • Hank

    Gender: Gelding
    Approximate DOB: 2008
    Acquired: 10/23/13
    Breed: Clydesdale Cross
    Color: Bay
    Height: 16 hands
    Info: Hank is a gentle giant who is a big fan of fruits and cookies! This curious fella will follow you around for a good treat.

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  • Koda

    Gender: Gelding
    Approximate DOB: 7/22/2011
    Acquired: 7/27/2015
    Breed: Quarter Horse
    Color: Paint
    Height: 14.3 hands
    Info: Koda was donated to Camp Marydale by a local St. Francisville man and his family. Koda is very sweet and loves to run up to you when you call his name. He loves to play with the other horses! Koda is very mellow and great to work with!

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  • Momma

    Gender: Mare
    Approximate DOB: 2000
    Acquired: 02/2014
    Breed: Quarter Horse
    Color: Bay
    Height: 15.3 hands
    Info: Momma came from the same home that Babydoll came from years ago. Momma is a sweetheart and takes care of anyone she comes in contact with.  

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  • Peggy Sue

    Gender: Mare
    Approximate DOB: 2004
    Acquired: 09/25/14
    Breed: Paint
    Color: Black Tobiano
    Height: 14 hands
    Info: Peggy Sue is a friendly little horse who loves to be with her friends! You always know when she’s trotting up, because she lets out a big “neigh” to greet you. She’s a good beginner horse, but is great for intermediate riders to brush up skills, too.  

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  • Pretty Boy

    Gender: Gelding
    Approximate DOB: 2002
    Acquired: 05/31/2012
    Breed: Tennessee Walker
    Color: Chestnut
    Height: 15 hands
    Info: Pretty Boy’s favorite spot is in the back of the pasture grazing with his friends. He’s a sweetheart who loves a good treat every now and then.

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  • RUBY (Ima Leos Ruby)

    Ruby (IMA LEOS RUBY):
    Gender: Mare
    Approximate DOB: 1999
    Acquired: 01/23/15
    Breed: Quarter Horse
    Color: Red Roan
    Height: 14.2 hands
    Info: Ruby was a champion barrel racing horse, and even won a saddle in 2009! Ruby was no stranger when it came to rodeos where she and her rider competed in all timed activities, working cows, carrying flags, and she even did parades! Ruby is a joy to ride!

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  • Sally (Mustang Sally)

    Gender: Mare
    Approximate DOB: 1998
    Acquired: July 2008
    Breed: Pony of Americas
    Color: Roan
    Height: 13 hands
    Info: Sally is one of our smallest equines. She is quite fun to ride in the arena especially at a trot.

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  • Sienna

    Gender: Mare
    Approximate DOB: 2006
    Acquired: 04/02/2014
    Breed: Paint
    Color: Bay Tobiano
    Height: 14.3 hands
    Info: Sienna is a very vocal girl who loves to hang out with her friends in the field. She’s very sweet and laid back and loves to be groomed.

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  • STAR (Once Upon A Star)

    Star (Once Upon a Star):
    Gender: Mare
    Approximate DOB: 1994
    Acquired: 07/17/10
    Breed: Thoroughbred
    Color: Bay
    Height: 16 hands
    Info: Star is a wonderful ex-race horse! She has settled in very nicely since she first came to camp! Lately, she enjoys just resting in the shade and hanging out with her friend Blade!

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  • Storm

    Gender: Gelding
    Approximate DOB: 2002
    Acquired: 07/17/13
    Breed: Quarter Horse
    Color: Gray
    Height: 15 hands
    Info: Storm is a great leader and enjoys having a lot of friends. He is a great horse to teach the basics of horsemanship and riding to the campers.

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  • Tank

    Gender: Gelding
    Approximate DOB: 2010
    Acquired: 07/17/13
    Breed: Quarter Horse
    Color: Sorrel
    Height: 14 hands
    Info: Tank is our youngest horse, but is catching on very quickly. He is a quick learner and loves being played with.
    Sponsored by: Kelly and George McKinney, Jr. – In memory of Sterling “Red” Dolese, Sr.

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  • Blaze

    Gender: Gelding
    Approximate DOB: 2007
    Acquired: 08/08/2016
    Breed: Paint
    Color: Sorrel Paint
    Height: 15 hands
    Info: Blaze came with Buck and loves to hangout with his friend! He is an easy mover and would prefer to mosey along on a trail ride than anything else!

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  • Buck

    Gender: Gelding
    Approximate DOB: 2001
    Acquired: 08/08/2016
    Breed: Quarter Horse/Saddlebred
    Color: Cremello
    Height: 15.1 hands
    Info: Buck is a super curious fellow! And his shiny coat catches everyones eye! Buck loves to be the center of attention, and is really fun to ride!

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  • Magic

    Gender:  Mare
    Approximate DOB:  1/1/2006
    Acquired: 10/21/2016
    Breed: Quarter Horse
    Color: Black
    Height: 14.2 Hands
    Info:  Magic is a very spirited young mare who is new to life at Camp Marydale. She loves a good trail ride!

  • Magic