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Scout Activities

Hill Top Stables (KAT,LLC) is home to The Boy Scout Horsemanship Merritt Badge Camp and the Girl Scout Service Unit approved Equestrian and Sports Camp in the Fredericksburg area.  Please call to reserve a week for your troop’s opportunity to earn their Horsemanship Merit Badge this summer.  Hill Top Stables offers a structured and fun program to complete the requirements for one of the Boys Scouts most rewarding badges. 


Contact Kathy for more information at 540-847-3078 or email at

Boy Scouts


Hill Top Stables (TAK,LLC) is the home of the Horsemanship Merit Badge in the area.  Katharine Tharp is a Counselor for the Boy Scouts of America and head of the Horsemanship Merritt Badge camp at Hill top Stables. 


You will find information pertaining to the Horsemanship Merritt badge camp below. Please note that the dates are from last year’s camp sessions.   Camp dates are by appointment only, Scouts leaders will need to contact Kathy to schedule a date to schedule a Horsemanship Merit Badge Camp session  for the Spring and Summer Camp Seasons.

Girl Scouts


Hill Top Stables is offering a Service Unit approved event for local girl scouts that are looking to earn the Horses are Fun Try It Patch and the Equestrian Activities, Bicycling, and Walking Sports Pins. Troops may also earn a patch that is designed just for the troop that will specify Horsemanship and Horse Back Riding. Hill Top Stables also offers the 3 hour Equestrian Mini-Camp for the Girl Scouts troops.

Come and join us for a 3 hour mini-camp tailored to educating your troops in horsemanship and horseback riding. The 3 hour mini-camp will open a door to the equestrian world that will give your Girl Scout, Brownie and/or Daisy a window to understanding the bond between riders and their horse.


The mini-camp includes horseback riding instruction and application of horsemanship skills mastered during the day. Troop members may ask questions to further educate themselves in horsemanship and horseback riding safety.

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