Adopt A Horse Application
"Every horse deserves, at least once in its life,
to be loved by a little girl."
Through our equestrian program, we equip girls with skills that help them succeed both in the arena and in life.
Being in charge of an animal as large as a horse demands both courage and confidence. Riding gives girls an opportunity to overcome their fears, test their boundaries, and develop their voice. In a world where girls are often called "bossy" for being confident and self-assured, horseback riding rewards these traits. The more confident, self-assured, and commanding a rider is, the better a horse will respond. Importantly, riding teaches girls to use these leadership skills as part of a team. Once in the arena, every girl and horse must work together and rely on each other’s skills to be successful.
Girls also learn tremendous discipline and a strong work ethic through riding. Riders must constantly reflect on their own skills, work toward self-improvement, and persevere throughout their lessons. Even when they make mistakes – or fall – they learn to get back on and try again.
Your Troop can choose to support your adopted horse at different levels:
- $150 feeds your horse for a month
- $375 feeds your horse for a month and grooms them for 6 months
- $500 feeds your horse for a month, grooms them for 6 months, and covers the cost of vet bills and supplements for a year
When you adopt a horse, your troop will receive an official adoption certificate, a fact sheet with fun facts and a photo of your horse, and an exclusive Adopt a Horse patch for each girl's vest or sash!
Troops who donate at the $375 and $500 levels will be invited to an exclusive Day at the Barn event.