Circle C Ranch is located at Keyauwee Program Center and offers year-round horseback riding programs for Girl Scouts and individuals. The Ranch offers an indoor and outdoor riding arena, 14-stall barn, miles of trails with gentle horses and knowledgeable staff who focus on providing a safe, fun and educational horseback riding experience.
Troop Riding Programs are offered during the school year on Saturdays and Sundays. We have programs for Daisies all the way to Ambassadors.
Riding lessons are offered during the fall and spring semesters and typically run 12-14 weeks. Private and semi-private lessons are available.
Riding programs are offered for individuals on some weekends. Wrangler in Training, Midnight Trail Ride and Junior Horse Rider are all available.
Horse camp is for the horse lover that just can't get enough! We have special horse camps for every level of rider. Resident horse camps are typically 1-week in length.
The Wrangler-in-Training program is the Ranch's volunteer and leadership development program. Girls 13 and older are trained to teach others about basic horsemanship and horse care. If your interested in becoming a WIT, please contact the Ranch!
This level is for first time riders or those with little riding experience (a couple of trail rides or lessons). Beginner level is also appropriate for those who feel comfortable steering and stopping at a walk and may have started trotting. If you ride only a couple of times a year, you're probably a beginner.
This level is for riders who meet the above description plus are very comfortable steering and stopping at a trot. Intermediate riders should have a basic understanding of how to groom and tack a horse. Intermediate level is also suitable for riders who can control their horse at both a sitting and posting trot and have started cantering.
Circle C Ranch
at Keyauwee Program Center
2574 Sweetbriar Rd.
Sophia, NC 27350
If you have questions about Circle C Ranch
or any of the programs,
please contact us!
Circle C Ranch accepts gifts of tack, horse equipment and other items as needed. When horse equipment is donated, staff and volunteers evaluate it for use in the program. Items that are not needed or usable within the program are collected throughout the year and sold periodically at tack sales with all proceeds going to purchase needed program equipment.