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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!