There are many approved horseback riding facilities within our council jurisdiction who welcome Girl Scouts for lessons, trail rides, and badge work.
Approved facilities have been inspected by the council within the past five years, carry appropriate business insurance, and meet all Girl Scouts safety standards. Girl Scouts may not participate in any horse-related activities or horseback riding programs at non-approved facilities! Please check with the site you are interested in visiting about available services, pricing, and details as these all vary depending on the facility.
Please note: Some of the approved facilities DO NOT have a certified person on staff in First Aid/CPR. When this is the case, a troop must provide their own adult first aider.
If you or someone you know operates a horseback riding facility and would like to become an approved program site for Girl Scouts, please email Liz Schmidt or call our Customer Care staff at 1.855.213.8555 to schedule a site visit and discuss options. Outside riding facilities must provide the council with a current certificate of liability insurance (Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways named as additionally insured is suggested).
Approved Riding Facilities
Please note: All troops must provide their own First Aider.
4786 Roberts Road
Cazenovia, NY 13035
Please note: Girl Scout groups must provide their own protective headgear with a properly fitting safety harness that meets the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F1163-88 requirements, displaying the Safety Equipment Institute (SEI) seal.
1961 Brandt Rd.
Lyons, NY 14489
Equestrian Sport Training Center
9456 US HWY 11
Winthrop, NY 13697
1254 Highland Park Rd.
Fabius, NY 13063
30 Cherrytown Rd,
Kerhonkson, NY 12446
Please note: Shorts are not recommended. Please wear jeans and boots or hiking shoes. Sneakers are permitted but not recommended. No sandals or open toe shoes. Pine Ridge Dude Ranch provides helmets, however you are encouraged to bring your bike riding helmets. Rider Weight Limit: 275 lbs.
Riesling Ridge Ranch
2673 Guyanoga Road
Penn Yan, NY 14257