Bay Area Girl Scouts Equestrian Badges

Chaparral is officially approved by the Girl Scouts of the San Francisco Bay Area. We invite your troop to visit Chaparral for an informational session or to pursue an equestrian badge. We offer programs for earning the ‘Horse Rider’ and ‘Horse Fan’ badge. Our well trained, gentle horses and experienced teachers ensure a worthwhile experience for your scouts - from the novice to the skilled rider. 

Girl Scouts
In accordance with Scout Handbook requirements we offer a program for the Rider's Badge for Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Brownies. Learn basics of horse communication, anatomy of the horse, basic horse care, history of horse and mankind, and an overview of riding disciplines. Scouts will learn how to mount and dismount their horse, walk, stop, and back up their horse.

Horsemanship Certificate - For Boy Scouts 

Completion of this course qualifies students for the boy scout horsemanship badge. Learn safe handling of horses, grooming, tack, horse anatomy and conformation. Also includes riding instruction: saddling, bridling, mounting, walking, turning, halt and dismount. Classes must be taken consecutively Ages 8 and up.  Series of six classes: $240 per person (10% discount for scout troops.) Sessions take place on Wednesdays.

These lessons are currently offered by request only. Please call (408) 726.8453 to reserve this course. Scout troops are also welcome to sign up for any of our camps. Check out the camp schedule here.

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Girl Scout Badge Programs

Horse Fan Badge
1.5 hour introductory program
45 minutes of instruction
45 minutes of riding
$35 per scout

Horse Rider Badge
Learn about horse safety, grooming, saddling, bridling, riding equipment, and horse anatomy. Also, how to mount, stop, walk and turn.

45 minutes of instruction
45 minutes of riding
$35 per scout
Horse Sense Badge
Meets all requirements for the horse sense badge: 2 skill builders, 1 technology and 1 service project
6 weeks - 1 hour per week
$240 for six weeks, per scout
individuals or groups

Chaparral Ranch, 3375 Calaveras Rd, Milpitas, CA 95035, (408) 726-8453,