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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with EquiVenture Therapeutic Riding!  

We provide therapeutic riding classes weekly from May through September and there are special events throughout the summer such as the fair, various demos, and horse shows.  Classes vary from 20 to 45 minutes in length and there are up to 5 riders in a class.  The average volunteer commitment is 4 hours per week.

 
 
 

 
 

Volunteering Requirements

  • The minimum age for volunteers to lead or sidewalk is 14 years.

  • There are also some opportunities for 12 to 13 year olds with horse experience to help in the barn.

  • Basic requirements are a comfort level around horses and the desire to help riders with a disability get the most out of each lesson.  Volunteers also need to be able to walk for 45 minutes (with some stops along the way) in an indoor arena or outside.

  • Be sure to wear clothing and footwear suitable for being around horses and in the dust.

  • Please make sure you fill out the volunteer forms below and email them to bonnieflynn1@aol.com.

  • The download includes 2 separate documents. Both are needed in order to become a volunteer.

  • Reference and Background Checks will be needed.

 

Training info

Thursdays set-up is usually 1 hour before the riders get started.  On Thursdays set up is at 3:00 pm and classes start at 4:00pm.  We put away the horses and feed around 7:45-8:00 pm.   Setup includes getting the horses in the barn, grooming, saddling and various other duties.

Training is conducted in May at EquiVenture.  Please contact us at: bonnieflynn1@aol.com for exact dates. The training sessions are held in the activity room and then we will move to the barn arena for hands on demonstrations.

 
 

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact us at: bonnieflynn1@aol.com.