G / Stables

Welcome to the Geneva Glen Barn!
Here, you can meet the horses and learn about our barn program.
For more information or to ask a question, please email Reid McKnight, GG Equine Director.


Banshee

Banshee

My real name is Li'l Guy and I'm the mascot of the barn! When the wranglers ride me, I love to spin around and step to the sides - this is why my nickname is Banshee! I love to eat, so giving me a treat will surely make us friends!

Wrangler Horse Lead Horse
  • Age: 25
  • Year at GG: 16
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Sorrel
  • Breed: Grade Arabian

Boomer

Boomer

My name is Boomer and I'm a ranch horse. I grew up in the mountains moving cows around and doing a bunch of other cowboy work. Today you will find me hanging out with my BFF Earl! He and I are the best at leading this herd when we are in the pasture at night.

Counselor Horse Boss Gelding Lead Horse
  • Age: 17
  • Year at GG: 10
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Bay
  • Breed: Quarter Horse

Chapita

Chapita

My name is Chapita a.k.a Chaps and I'm one of the favorites for older campers. I love trail rides where I get to trot and lope and the wranglers love me so much they sometimes steal me off the camper rail to ride me. I absolutely love beans which is the secret ingredient that makes me run so fast!!

Camper Horse Polocrosse Horse Lead Horse
  • Age: 27
  • Year at GG: 25
  • Gender: Mare
  • Color: Buckskin
  • Breed: Grade Quarter Horse

Comanche

Comanche

Mooo! Oops, I mean neiiggghhh. Sometimes I forget whether I’m a cow or a horse, and that’s why some people call me Cow, even though my real name is Comanche. I love making new friends, so if you’re looking for someone to hang out with, I’m your horse!

Camper Horse
  • Age: 22
  • Year at GG: 5
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Black / Tobiano
  • Breed: Paint

Dakota

Dakota

My name is Dakota and I love attention! I'm a sweet horse, and it’s because of my home roots on the border of North and South Dakota. Although I may not look it, I’m a tough dude, I even ran straight to GG from my home in a week flat!

Camper Horse Polocrosse Horse
  • Age: 27
  • Year at GG: 22
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Pinto - Skewbald
  • Breed: Grade Quarter Horse

Digger

Digger

Hi, I'm Digger and I'm Flossie's half-brother. I'm totally laid back and love people and attention. I got my name as a baby because I would try to "dig" under my stall to get to my horse friends. Although my digging hasn't stopped, I’ve grown to be quite a tall horse, but no worries, I like when even the tiniest of young ones ride me!

Camper Horse Polocrosse Horse
  • Age: 14
  • Year at GG: 14
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Gray Roan
  • Breed: Quarter Horse

Doctor Barry Rumack

Dr. Barrry Rumack

Hi Campers! I am named after a famous GG Camp Family Member, Past Board President, Doctor Barry Rumack. It's quite an honor for me to have his name! I'm very friendly and excited to be in training to be a riding horse at camp - I should be back sometime this summer!

In Training
  • Age: 5
  • Year at GG: 5
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Bay
  • Breed: Quarter Horse

Earl

Earl

Hi, I'm Earl, Digger's older brother. I'm one of the tough guys at the barn - I like to eat first and nobody can stop me…except Boomer. He can still boss me around I guess. My full name is "Steven Erkle" - your parents will probably know who that is. I guess it's because I'm accident prone… "Did I do that???"

Senior Camper Horse
  • Age: 15
  • Year at GG: 9
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Bay
  • Breed: Quarter Horse

Flossie

Flossie

My name is Flossie and I'm the princess of the barn! Don’t let my sisters Kizzi, Winnie, or Roxi tell you that they are prettier than me! I was born in 2005 and was the best friend to any homesick camper. I love kids and want to be around them all the time. Sometimes on the trail, I get a tickle on my back and do a silly shake that’ll make you laugh!

Camper Horse
  • Age: 14
  • Year at GG: 14
  • Gender: Mare
  • Color: Bay
  • Breed: Quarter Horse

Hanger

Hanger

Oh hi there! My name is Hanger, sometimes known as Sammy Hanger. I got that name because I got wrapped up in a fence when I was a baby and they found me hanging upside down! Fortunately, I was okay. I have loved meeting all the campers and staff members and in a few years, I’ll be ready for you guys to ride. I love hanging out with my best friend for life, Luna.

Yearling
  • Age: 3
  • Year at GG: 3
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Sorrel
  • Breed: Quarter Horse

Harlie (Harlequin)

Harlie

Howdy - I'm Harlie! Before camp had me, I lived with the famous horse who runs out on the field at Denver Bronco games. I think I got the better deal living at Geneva Glen! I’m a wrangler favorite, but a few lucky campers have gotten the chance to ride me, only the best get such an opportunity!

Senior Camper Horse Lead Horse Polocrosse Horse
  • Age: 22
  • Year at GG: 17
  • Gender: Mare
  • Color: Sorrel
  • Breed: Quarter Horse

Karma

Karma

I’m Karma and I'm very curious! I love to play with horse blankets and I'm one of the few horses who loves to get a bath - it makes me look very pretty! I guess I'm not really scared of anything and that's why the wranglers say I'm such a good horse for the campers, but watch out, I like to smell your pockets and steal hats! Kizzi and Boomer are my best friends at camp, but I'm ready to be friends with anyone!

Camper Horse
  • Age: 12
  • Year at GG: 12
  • Gender: Mare
  • Color: Buckskin
  • Breed: Quarter Horse

Kiowa

Kiowa

My name is Kiowa and I love my camp home! My old owner was friends with GG Alum Missy Beaman Fagerstrom and arranged for me to come to camp. I love attention from the kids and I'm so popular, there is a road down the street from camp named after me. Come say hi to me if you get the chance!

Camper Horse
  • Age: 27
  • Year at GG: 7
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Brown
  • Breed: Quarter Horse

Kizzi

Kizzi

Hi! I'm Kizzi, I was born in 2007 and I'm a platinum blond bombshell! My sister Flossie says she's the prettiest, but I think I'm the princess of the barn. I've been working real hard with the wranglers and am one of the favorites for campers to ride on trails, I can't wait to meet you!

Camper Horse
  • Age: 12
  • Year at GG: 12
  • Gender: Mare
  • Color: Palomino
  • Breed: Quarter Horse

Luna

Luna

Hello! My name is Luna and along with Ronald Weasley, I’m named after a character from the Harry Potter series! I'm still growing up before I can be a riding horse atcamp, so I hangout with Sammy Hanger all day every day! When you see me again I will be much bigger and you might be able to ride me!

In Training
  • Age: 3
  • Year at GG: 3
  • Gender: Mare
  • Color: Buckskin
  • Breed: Quarter Horse

Mariah

Mariah

Hey kids! I'm Mariah. I love hanging out with my buddies Suzy Q and Oak. My favorite thing at camp is going on trails rides and hearing the campers sing "Horsie, horsie on your way…" Looking forward to seeing you this summer!

Senior Camper Horse
  • Age: 12
  • Year at GG: 3
  • Gender: Mare
  • Color: Pinto
  • Breed: Quarter Horse

Oak

Oak

My name is Oak which is short for Okie-dokey... the answer I give whenever my riders asks me to do something. Yeah, I'm real easy going and get along with pretty much the whole herd, which is rare. I'm looking forward to another summer at camp!

Senior Camper Horse
  • Age: 18
  • Year at GG: 3
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Gray Tobiano
  • Breed: Quarter Horse

Polly

Polly

My name is Polly and I'm one of GG's momma horses. Any nervous parent sending their kid to camp for the first time should look to me as an example. I love my kids, Barry Rumack and Luna, but at GG, I let them run around and get all sorts of dirty! I make them come inside the barn during lightning storms but besides that, I'm NOT a helicopter parent. I also love to meet all the campers that want to see my baby horses!

Brood Mare
  • Age: 13
  • Year at GG: 7
  • Gender: Mare
  • Color: Dun
  • Breed: Quarter Horse

Poppy

Poppy

My name is Poppy and I love being a part of the Geneva Glen barn. I came to camp with my son Ronald Weasley and my friend Polly. Since then, I had another baby, named Sammy Hanger. Camp is so much fun! My favorite is when the wranglers let me out to run around in the Barn meadow!

Brood Mare
  • Age: 12
  • Year at GG: 7
  • Gender: Mare
  • Color: Bay
  • Breed: Grade Quarter Horse

Raja

Raja

Hello! First and foremost, my best friend is Rigby, I am almost always with that horse! I was born in Arabia. I've got quite the talent as an amazing interpretive dancer. I was the star of the performance in “Swan Lake.” Can’t wait to meet you!

Camper Horse
  • Age: 24
  • Year at GG: 5
  • Gender: Mare
  • Color: Bay
  • Breed: Grade Arabian

Rigby

Rigby

Obviously Raja and I are best friends; we came to camp together! Once I was in a soccer halftime show and kicked a soccer goal, although I’m a much better rugby player. I’ll be romping around camp all summer long looking for human friends to give me a good scratching- hope you will help!

Camper Horse
  • Age: 11
  • Year at GG: 5
  • Gender: Mare
  • Color: Bay
  • Breed: Quarter Horse

Ronald (Weasley)

Ronald

Hi camp! My name is Ronald Weasley, like the character from Harry Potter because my hair is red. I'm looking forward to many summers at Geneva Glen! My mom is Poppy and my best friend is Dr. Barry Rumack, the horse – not the actual doctor. I'm a little shy, but once I get to know you, I'll let you scratch my head. Next time you see me I’ll be big enough to ride!

In Training
  • Age: 5
  • Year at GG: 5
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Sorrel
  • Breed: Quarter Horse

Roxi

Roxi

My name is Roxi! I’m the one of the blond bombshells at the barn and my sisters Flossie, Kizzi and Winnie have been teaching me all about being a horse at Geneva Glen - I still have a lot to learn, but I think one day I’ll be most beautiful princess at camp. I love to be scratched and I love campers sparking my curiosity!

Counselor Horse
  • Age: 8
  • Year at GG: 8
  • Gender: Mare
  • Color: Palomino
  • Breed: Quarter Horse

Skye

Skye

Hi, I'm Skye and I'm a gal with attitude! I love trail rides - any camper can ride me, but don’t try to play polocrosse with me! It's a game that some of the other horses and campers play in the meadow but keep those racquets and balls away from me, I'll stick to the trail, thank you very much!

Camper Horse
  • Age: 18
  • Year at GG: 10
  • Gender: Mare
  • Color: Black
  • Breed: Paint

Sprinkles

Sprinkles

I'm Sprinkles and I have spent my whole life at GG. I was born at camp in 1993 and am the oldest of Geneva Glen’s homegrown horses. When I was born, I had black polka dots all over my back but I have grown out of that into a pretty white. I have the most important job at camp, carrying the Queen of the Glen up to her throne on Pageant Day. I'm a great pick for your trail rides!

Camper Horse
  • Age: 26
  • Year at GG: 26
  • Gender: Mare
  • Color: Gray
  • Breed: Grade Quarter Horse

Squirrel

Squirrel

I'm Squirrel - I guess I'm named that because I'm sort of a rascal. I love it here at Geneva Glen. I'm a little shy and get scared around the other horses sometimes, but I'm great for campers who want to ride me!

Camper Horse
  • Age: 21
  • Year at GG: 7
  • Gender: Mare
  • Color: Black
  • Breed: Mustang

Suzy Q

Suzy Q

My best friend is Mariah and I have a little crush on Oak… he's cute. I'm a spitfire in the arena and seniors are going to love riding me down there. I'm close to being a full camper horse - root me on if you see a wrangler riding me!

Senior Camper Horse
  • Age: 12
  • Year at GG: 3
  • Gender: Mare
  • Color: Red Dun
  • Breed: Quarter Horse

Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea

I'm Sweet Pea! I couldn’t stand up to feed as a baby so I was hand fed by my owners. Because of that I love people and love treats even more! I have recovered and am a very well trained horse. When you see me trot and lope, you'll know why they call me "Bulldog." I guess I look funny doing that! The wranglers told me that I've been one of the most reliable horses in the past few years, so I'm very proud of myself and I can't wait to take you on a trail ride!

Camper Horse Polocrosse Horse
  • Age: 22
  • Year at GG: 14
  • Gender: Mare
  • Color: Black
  • Breed: Grade Quarter Horse

Taylor

Taylor

I was described by my former owner as a "gentle giant." I am very easy to handle and am very friendly. I'm a staple as a trail horse and I have a really nice lope. My best friends are Flossie and Digger. You may see me chew on the fence post a lot, but don’t worry, I just like the way it tastes.

Camper Horse Lead Horse
  • Age: 23
  • Year at GG: 14
  • Gender: Mare
  • Color: Brown
  • Breed: Thoroughbred

Thunder

Thunder

Hi, I'm Thunder! I've kind of had a tough life at GG - when I first got to camp in 2009, one of the other horses didn't like me, kicked me and hurt my leg pretty bad. For a few years, nobody got to ride me, but a few lucky kids got to hang out with me in my pen while I was recovering from surgery. I'm doing very well now and they say I'm one of the sweetest horses at the barn…they say "Thunder" doesn't fit me well so they sometimes call me "Mr. Cuddlekins". My leg is all better now and I’m finally a camper horse! Come down to arena and you can ride me and feel my special trot.

Camper Horse
  • Age: 26
  • Year at GG: 11
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Sorrel
  • Breed: Fox Trotter

Tommy

Tommy

I'm Tommy and I'm a pretty easy going horse. I'm very calm and I'm an awesome horse for GG. For you older kids, I'm great choice if you're going on a trail ride - I can be a little bumpy when we're going fast, but there's no better horse than me to guide you over logs and rocks.

Camper Horse Lead Horse
  • Age: 23
  • Year at GG: 13
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Palomino
  • Breed: Quarter Horse

Tonka

Tonka

I'm Tonka! I'm an Arab cross which means I'm really smart and athletic. Geneva Glen is the best home! I love cantering the Lost Trail and watching the campers at climbwall. The wranglers said I was awesome last summer and can be a camper horse now - I can't wait for you to come to barn and ride me!

Camper Horse Polocrosse Horse
  • Age: 17
  • Year at GG: 3
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Bay Roan Pinto
  • Breed: Grade Arabian

Warner

Warner

Hey campers - my name is Warner - I'm named after famous GG Alum Dan Warner, who took care of the horses in the winter for many years. My mom is Poppy and I love hanging out with my Aunt Polly in the baby pen. I'm learning how to wear a halter and lead rope, so cheer me on if you see a warngler training me. I hope I do good!

Yearling
  • Age: 1
  • Year at GG: 11
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Bay
  • Breed: Quarter Horse

Winnie

Winnie

I was born in 2009 and came out kicking and running! I have a lot of sass just like my sisters Flossie and Kizzi, but I'm way prettier than they are! I also have a younger sister, Roxi and she looks almost exactly like me! I've spent the last few summers at GG playing with the other horses and running away from the wranglers, but I am starting to give piggybacks a lot more. I'm named after Mt. Winnie, the big mountain above Boy's Hill.

Head Wrangler Horse
  • Age: 10
  • Year at GG: 10
  • Gender: Mare
  • Color: Palomino
  • Breed: Quarter Horse
The Rail

In 1945, Geneva Glen purchased the entire Byers Ranch camp horse string; all 32 horses, blankets, saddles and bits for 500 dollars. Ever since, GG has boasted a strong western horseback riding program. We own our string of 40 horses, mostly older Quarter Horses. We even have a breeding program that has produced over 10 horses in the last decade! With 500 acres of trails and a riding arena, there’s something for any rider

We’re also very proud of our brand new Barn! The new 9000 square foot facility features 36 feeding stalls, 2 interior stalls, 2 exterior stalls, an interior working aisle, office, siloed grain storage, and expansions to the hay loft, tack room, and tool storage. Our new barn is bigger, better, more efficient, and safer which will enhance our program for the animals and wranglers, but most importantly, will help provide our campers a safe and enjoyable relationship with horses!

"Our mission is to provide the camp family a safe and enjoyable relationship with horses."

Our summer program focuses on basic western horsemanship, teaching basic control so that campers can enjoy rides on our beautiful trails. Typically, 7-12 year old campers will spend a day in the arena learning skills and then alternate to a short trail ride to practice what they have learned. Younger kids will learn basic reining and control and how to use their "natural aids" while riding. For teenagers, we offer many different riding options from basic riding to advanced trail rides.

We believe that horseback riding is a vital area to the summer program and important for the campers. Most of our campers come to us with little or no exposure to these magnificent animals. There are many valuable lessons and experiences to be learned from time spent at the barn. We hope that a riding experience will help your child gain more confidence that they can carry out beyond the trails and fences.

The barn is staffed by three "Head Wranglers" and an alternating crew of counselor/wranglers. We ensure a 3 to 1 camper to camper-to-staff ratio in all equine activities in order to provide for the highest level of safety. All wranglers go through training in riding and instruction skills, safety knowledge, emergency procedures and general risk management. All participants are required to wear provided ASTM SEI certified protective helmets, long pants, and boot or shoes with a heel and hard sole. The G/ Barn meets or exceeds the American Camp Association standards in order to provide the best possible riding experience.

The G/ Herd

Junior / Middler Riding Instruction

Riding InstructionAll Junior / Middler campers will have an oppportunity to learn and practice horseback riding skills while at camp. Our philosophy is to provide a balance of beginning instruction with fun recreational trail riding. A tyipcal junior/middler riding schedule looks like this:

  • Monday - Week 1: Introduction and Basic Control (Arena)
  • Wednesday - Week 1: First Trail Ride
  • Saturday - Week 1: Reining and Arena Games
  • Tuesday - Week 2: Second Trail Ride
  • Thursday - Week 2: Beginning Trotting (Arena)

The GG Grand Prix

Senior Campers participate in different events and rides to earn points and awards for different levels of accomplishment. All levels of riders have an opportunity to compete and win!

  • Keyhole
  • Flag Races
  • Mountain Cowhorse Competitation
  • Gold Rush
  • General Horsemanship
  • Barnie Races

The "GG 7"

The "GG 7" is a trail ride program where throughout the session, senior campers will have the opportunity to sign up for 7 different trail rides starting with a beginning trail ride and finishing with an advanced trail ride. If able to complete all 7 trails, the camper is awarded the "GG 7" tee-shirt and recognized by the whole camp. The 7 trails are:

  • The Higgins Loop
  • TheWhoa Trail
  • The Old Climbwall Trail
  • The Lost Trail
  • The Backdoor Trail
  • The Loop de Loop
  • Saddle Run & Back Bowls
Derby Day

Polocrosse

A team sport that is played all over the world. It is a combination of polo and lacrosse. Each rider uses a cane stick to which is attached a racquet head with a loose, thread net, in which the ball is carried. The ball is made of sponge rubber. The objective is to score goals by throwing the ball between the opposing team's goal posts. Anyone who can ride a horse can play polocrosse, which also helps improve riding skills.

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