If you love horses, the Risin’ W Corral is the place for you! Our outstanding horse program includes the Horsemanship, Animal Science & Veterinary Medicine Merit Badges, trail rides, meal rides and an Overnight Outpost ride. These ride slots can be purchased in the Trading Post at the Admin Building. Long pants and closed toes shoes are required for all Scouts and Adults to ride horses.
Refer to the current Leader’s Guide for times on all corral activities.
Times subject to change, plan on arriving at the barn 20 minutes before departure. See the Announcement Board in front of the Trading Post for changes and more details. All rides can change last minute due to horse and weather conditions. Ride Tickets may be purchased at the Trading Post in advance. Check with the current Leaders Guide for the cost.
The Risin’ W Overnight Outpost
The Risin’ W Outpost starts with a long horse ride into the back country that wanders up to a rugged campsite where you will settle down for a nice steak meal. to try your hand at some activities that our Wranglers have rustled up just for you. Soon it’ll be time to settle down in your bedroll under an open sky with crickets singing you to sleep. Participants should pack a flashlight, sleeping bag, and warm clothes and place them into the trailer located in main camp area near dining hall before lunch on day of the Outpost Ride. Nothing brought to the Corral will be taken to the Outpost Ride. Tickets for the overnight Outpost Ride are for sale at the Trading Post. Sign up early in the week because these rides fill up fast.
Lasso & Branding Night—An evening of all things cowboy from learning to lasso, pioneer-era games, country music and don’t forget to bring something to brand with the Risin’ W or Wente’s Stick on a String!
Blast to the Past
The horse program was introduced to Wente Scout Reservation in the late 1980’s and the Risin’ W corral was originally located where the Rangers house and camp shop are now located. The corral and horse program were moved down to its current location in 2003