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S&S Stables

Come earn your Equestrian Badge and learn all about horses while riding the trails at Hillsdale Lake. We have gentle, experienced trail horses perfect for first time riders and lots of fun for the more experienced rider, too.

Address: 25081 Orleans Rd., Paola, KS 66071

How to register: Please review GSKSMO's registration requirements before registering. Visit or contact Kayla at 913-856-5570 or


Horseback Riding

    Brownie     Junior     Cadette     Senior     Ambassador    

At S&S Stables we offer horseback riding both indoors and outdoors for all Girl Scout Brownies through Ambassadors on experienced trail horses. You will learn about horse safety and horse care, develop your riding skills and enjoy a guided trail ride. We will have several trained guides strategically placed to help coach duing the ride to make the ride safe and fun for everyone. The inside event includes several riding games that help girls learn horsemanship as well as having a fun time!

What to wear: Long pants (no capri pants or shorts) and either tennis shoes or boots (nothing with an open toe or an open heel).  Dress for the weather, bring gloves and wear socks if it is cool.  We provide riding helmets.  

Cost: $45 per person for a one-hour guided trail ride.  $80 per person for a two-hour guided trail ride for second year riders.  $15 additional fee per girl for the Equestrian Badge Program.  Camping is free for one night if you book a Troop on the Guided Trail ride.  If you wish to spend an additional night or want to camp only, the cost is $5 per person.

Additional Information: We provide helmets, saddles, all equipment needed while on the horse. There is a Liability Waiver to complete (received at time of booking).

For camping, we provide picnic tables, firewood, a cooking grate, water hydrants and restroom facilities. It is a safe camping environment that is not open to the general public.  

Badge Connections: Junior Badge: Horseback Riding

Outcomes:  Develops a strong sense of self. Seeks challenges and learns from setbacks. Forms and maintains healthy relationships.
Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout Outcomes.

Reminder: If you choose to visit a horseback riding facility that is not listed as a community partner, please complete the Activity and Trip Application at least 6 week prior to the activity!