Girl Guides of Canada
*Girl Guides of Canada is not affiliated with Rivers Edge Camp Equestrian Centre and does not endorse the products or services that they offer*

B​uild confidence, strengthen your body, learn a new skill, and HAVE FUN! Our Girl Guide Badge Program provides hands on experience learning to safely care for and ride these amazing animals. Please download the  Girl Guides Brochure for full program details, including optional activities, accommodations, and meals. ​​

Brownie Badge
Join us for a 1.5 hour introduction to the equestrian world for young horse lovers! During our session we will spend half an hour in the barn learning about horse safety and care, followed by grooming ponies. After that will head to the arena for a 15 minute riding demonstration before mounting up for a 45 minute riding lesson focusing on safety, balance, and learning to communicate with a horse.
Maximum 12 riders per session.                                                                    
Cost: $45

Horsepower Badge 
Guides will cover all the requirements for the Horsepower Badge in this 2.5 hour session. In the first hour our knowledgeable instructors will discuss basic horse care and stable management, then guide the group in working as a team to groom and saddle ponies. The second hour will include a riding demonstration covering proper body position and basic aids (stopping, turning, and walking) followed by a lesson practicing these skills. The last half hour we will learn how to take off, care for, and store tack.
Maximum 16 riders per session.                                               
Cost: $60

Pathfinder/Ranger Horsemanship Badge
Our most in depth badge will challenge the knowledgeable equestrian while still providing a solid foundation for a beginner. In this 3 hour session, riders will learn parts of the horse, full body grooming, saddle their own horses, discuss care and conditioning of the horse, and look into options for continuing their equestrian pursuits. Our time will include a riding demonstration focusing on safety, balance, correct use of aids, and arena/trail etiquette. Riders will then have the option of an hour arena lesson or trail ride. We will wrap up our session by unsaddling and brushing the horses.                                                                                                                  
Maximum 8 riders per session.                                               
Cost: $75

Details for leaders:
​Minimum of 4 riders. Helmets are required and provided. Riders must wear long pants and boots with smooth tread and a slight heel (no laces please); some boots are available to borrow at the stable. Brownie leaders may be asked to lead a horse during the lesson; please wear closed toed shoes. Please inform staff at the time of booking if there are  any riders with special needs. *Dress for the weather. Lessons are outdoor and weather dependant- we  will not ride in thunderstorms or icy conditions. Reservations are required. Download our ​w aivers ​ here and for more information see our Equestrian FAQs ​ page.

*We have a Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association certified instructor and may be able to accommodate riders with special needs. Please discuss this option at your time of booking.