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It’s Moving Day for Our Horses!


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Did you know Snohomish County has the most horses per capita in the country?

That makes it a perfect fit for Girl Scouts of Western Washington’s horse herd!

This month, we are purchasing a property in Monroe that will serve as a permanent home for our horses. The 10-acre property will allow us to house horses from both our River Ranch and St. Alban’s herds, as well as offer year-round horse programming. Much like our year-round horse program in the south (in Olympia), the addition of programming at the Monroe horse property will give families from across our council access to high-quality, affordable, and progressive horse programming.

The property includes 40 stalls, a covered arena, half-mile horse track, several areas for grazing, plus housing for on-site staff as well as additional program space. This property will enable us to save boarding expenses as well as allow us to serve more members. Even more importantly, we’ll be able to steward the well-being of our horses, which means a lot to us and our Girl Scout community. Check out a Google map of our new property here.

Thank YOU for Your Support!

This summer we experienced our community’s love for our horses like never before. Through an outpouring of generous donations and lots of volunteer hours, we were able to achieve a clean bill of health for our herd and can now make our horses available to the community on a year-round basis. If you haven’t heard about the journey our River Ranch herd went through, you can check out our fundraising campaign on Facebook here.

When Can Families Sign Up for Horse Programming?

If you are interested in horse programming please email us at monroehorses@girlscoutsww.org  to schedule a horse opportunity. Our goal is to begin posting available programs on our website at the end of October.

How Will This Affect Horse Camp?

By managing horse care on a year-round basis, we ensure a high standard of care and bring girls behind the scenes of our horse program.  Our horse camp will be even stronger and will allow more campers and families to experience the magic of our horse programming in a way we couldn’t have done before, since our River Ranch herd wasn’t here year-round. There will be no decrease in summer horse programming at Camps River Ranch and St. Albans.

What About Horse Programming in the South?

Our horse program will continue in the south. St. Albans has a robust horse program, and that won’t be changing.

How Can I Support Girl Scouts of Western Washington Horses?

There are so many ways you can help! You can donate, you can volunteer your time, or you can apply to be a part-time stable hand or wrangler. Email monroehorses@girlscoutsww.org and let us know what you’re interested in.

 

Who Can I Contact for More Information?

You can contact our Equestrian team by emailing monroehorses@girlscoutsww.org.