Blue Shadows currently has one post composed of 3 troops that ride one night a week Monday through Wednesday. Each member in a troop has different responsibilities according to their rank. A rider begins as a remount where they first learn the basics about horse care and riding; then they are promoted to the rank of Trooper. Through gained skills and dedication, members will then be awarded promotions which are both an honor and come with increased responsibilities for both themselves and assisting their teammates.
Aside from working towards competitions, troops will also have game nights, go on trail rides, participate in parades, and attend many other activities away from the ranch. Blue Shadows is best described as a cavalry-based organization where kids learn how to ride a horse or increase their riding skills and learn leadership and discipline, while meeting kids with similar interests. Blue Shadows is a fantastic organization for kids who would like to learn how to ride horses, ride in a drill team, and have fun in the process. As a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, Blue Shadows relies on support from donations, sponsorships, grants and fundraisers. It is an entirely volunteer-based organization.
*** RENTAL FEES ***
Rental fees average around $50 a week. Blue Shadows is also open to those who own their own horse.