Boy and Girl Scouts

Attention scouts: get your horse-related badges here.

Kinni Valley Riding Academy has developed programs specifically designed to help Boy Scouts earn their horsemanship merit badges. Our badge curriculums are designed to cover all badge requirements, stress safety and are approved by The Boy Scouts of America.

Kinni Valley conducts scout programs all year, rain or shine. We’re located just thirty minutes east of the Twin Cities in western Wisconsin. If your troop is ready to earn its horse-related badges, Kinni Valley Riding Academy is the place to be.

At Kinni Valley, we create experiences that exceed the requirements for scout badges. Here, troops are taught by professionally trained instructors (in many cases, Carolyn, our owner runs the events). In addition, scouts get a full hour of riding instruction on their own horse through our beautiful trails. If it rains, your experience is never hindered: we’ll ride in our spacious, competition-sized riding arena. When you choose Kinni Valley for your scout event, be assured that you’re getting the best experience for your investment.


Happy Trails!

Horsemanship at Kinni Valley Academy starts early.  We’ve developed an exciting and challenging "hands-on" riding program for Cub Scouts, starting their horse experience while preparing them for their upcoming Horsemanship Merit Badge. Our professional and fun instructors introduce the boys to horse and barn safety, and assist them as they groom and tack a horse. Once they’re ready to ride, we’ll head out on the trail for a riding lesson along the rustic Kinnickinnic River. Yee-Haw!

Price:  $38.00 per person, helmets are provided and required.


Horsemanship Merit Badges

At Kinni Valley, our Boy Scout Horsemanship merit badge programs are approved by The Boy Scouts of America.  During this interactive program we assist the boys with completing all of their merit badge requirements while allowing them to experience the fun, excitement, and challenge of working with a horse.  The first segment of instruction will include the following:

  • Horse and barn safety
  • Grooming and Tacking
  • Horse breeds, color and uses
  • Bits and bridles
  • Conformation, soudness and uses
  • Feeds and nutrition
  • Compare English and Western riding styles
  • Basic Equitation

Following the interactive demonstration and discussion, scouts will have a riding lesson that focuses on fulfilling the riding requirements of their merit badge.

Price:  $48.00 per person, helmets are required and provided

If your troop is interested in a program at Kinni Valley, call us at 715.426.1321 or  Reserve a date for your Boy Scouts.


Printable Safety Release Form (57k/pdf)

Contact your local council trading post or order from the Scout Shop for Boy Scout Horsemanship badges.


All of our clinics are specifically designed to cover badge requirements. Our program is approved by
The Boy Scouts of America.

Boy Scouts




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