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Tejas Riders

The Tejas Riders is a premier leadership equestrian program of the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas that gives countless hours of service to the equestrian program at Camp Bette Perot, while also building leadership skills. Your Girl Scout now has the opportunity to make an impact and do something AMAZING! 

   "Tejas Riders is one of the best programs I have ever been             involved in, and I am proud to be a part of it."

- Casey, Girl Scout Ambassador

Requirements
  • Attend practice (80% of attendance required)
  • Work the required number of days at camp as specified by team color. For entry team - 2 work days per school year
  • Attend 1 team training weekend
  • Sell cookies for the Tejas Riders (minimum of 36 boxes per girl)
  • Must exhibit conduct consistent with the Girl Scout Promise and the Girl Scout Law
Overview

The Tejas Riders is an Equestrian program of the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas.  The girls must be currently registered and be 12 years of age by September 1.  Transportation to and from all events is the responsibility of the girl’s parent or guardian.  THIS IS NOT A TROOP ACTIVITY.  There is no fee for this program, but does entail commitment from the girl and her parents/guardian. Learn More.

Practice Schedule
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These can change for holidays, cookie pick up, and other activities as the Tejas Rider Committee see fit.

1st Sunday of the Month     

Red Team: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ( Arrive at camp by 10:30 a.m.)

Blue Team: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ( Arrive at camp by 1 pm.)

3rd Sunday of the Month:

Yellow Team: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Arrive at camp by 10 a.m.)

Green Team: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ( Arrive at camp by 1 pm.)

Use discretion when deciding if the weather is not suitable for driving to camp.  If practice is cancelled due to severe weather, we will attempt to notify you. 

Application
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The Tejas Riders committee will review all applications and up to 40 applicants will have the opportunity to attend an interview session in April. There will be two separate dates for interviews,and they will be held at Camp Bette Perot where parent(s)/guardian(s) will be asked to attend. All applicants will receive an email in March with more information.

The application for the 2018-2019 Tejas Rider program will be open February1st-February 28th.

Note:  All new members will initially be placed on the entry level team- yellow team.  Girls will be moved up as spaces become available.  Move-up occurs usually only once a year.

Equestrian Program FAQs

What is the Equestrian Program? The Equestrian Program is a camping experience during the school year at Camp Bette Perot for girls who choose to add horseback riding to their adventure.

Who supervises the program? The program is supervised and determined by the Equestrian Program Manager, and each session is based on age, skill level and weather.

What is the dress code for riding? Girls are required to wear riding jeans (no baggy or skinny jeans) with a high enough waist so no skin shows when riding or mounting, boots or shoes with a defined heel, and shirts with sleeves that have an appropriate neckline and covers the midsection.

Can girls earn badges? Yes. Our progressive Equestrian badges give girls the chance to be a master of all things horses!

Do I need to complete any forms before arriving? Yes, we encouage leaders to have the Girls Health History Form on hand.

 

Questions? Send an email to tejasriders@gsnetx.org