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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

"Because I am a Tejas Rider, I do my best to help and lead those around me. Take advice from everybody and make them feel included. Help and teach those who ask for or need my assistance. I listen when others try to help teach me new things. I reach out to those who might be too scared to ask for help. I show respect to everybody and help everyone around me to be respectful as well. I keep busy and always ask those around me what I can do to help. "

- Tejas Rider member

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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
  • Must adhere to the GSNETX Tejas Rider Code of Conduct at all times.
  Requirements are subject to change due to COVID restrictions.
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. 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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The practice schedule may change for holidays, cookie pick-up, and other activities.

First Sunday of the Month:

Red Team: 9am – 1 p.m. (Arrive at camp at 8 a.m.)
Blue Team: 1pm – 5 p.m. (Arrive at camp at 12 p.m.)

Third Sunday of the Month:

Yellow team: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Arrive at camp at 8 a.m.)
Green team: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Arrive at camp at 12 p.m.)

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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Thank you for your interest in the Tejas Rider program. To access the application for the 2023-2024 season, click here. Application deadline is February 2, 2023.

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? For info on our equestian badges, please email camp@gsnetx.org

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