Therapeutic riding provides education,
socialization, recreation and therapy to more than 72 students
in Frederick County Maryland each spring and fall at no
charge. The Program is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
We always welcome volunteers who serve as barn crew, side
walkers or horse leaders for 1 to 12 hours per week.
Volunteers also work behind the scene. Without our
wonderful volunteers our Program could not exist.
Barn Crew - Each class day begins an
hour or more before students arrive at the farm. The
Barn Crew brings in the horses from the fields, brush, and
groom them. The Barn Crew makes sure that each
horse is wearing the saddle or tack that is appropriate for
student may require up to three volunteers - a Horse
Leader and two Side
Walkers, depending on the Student's ability. During
some classes with six highly disabled riders, up to
18 volunteers are needed in the ring.
are responsible for
the Student's Horse, making sure the horse stays in control
- stands quietly for mounting, dismounting, exercises, etc.
The Horse Leader will make sure the horse is going in the
correct direction and at the
- Students may require one or two Side Walkers.
The Side Walkers help riders maintain and learn balance.
They are the eyes of the therapist and instructor. They help
the student follow directions during the lesson and learn new
tasks - left and right,
colors, shapes and asking the horse to stop, walk on
work behind the scenes. These include writing
articles, handling public relations activities,
printing labels, registering students, organizing
classes, paying the bills, writing grant
applications, fund raising projects, maintaining the
web site, recruiting volunteers,
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Everyone is eligible,
regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age,
handicap or national origin. If you have thought of
volunteering or returning to volunteering, now is
the time to do it. WE NEED YOU!
Call Carol Bell, Volunteer Coordinator at
our Volunteer Coordinator at:
DONATE AT YOUR WORK PLACE CAMPAIGNS
Maryland Charity Campaign Designation
number is 0884.
National Capital Area CFC Designation
Number 28785 for the Washington DC area only.
Central Maryland CFC or Western Maryland
CFC, please look us up in the alphabetical listing catalog.
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or write for more information, or simply click here
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or costs will be charged against your donation -
every penny comes to us!)
Making a donation
to our therapeutic riding program is a fitting
tribute on a special birthday, a big graduation or
as a memorial to a loved one that has passed
We will also work
with donors to arrange for Charitable Remainder
Trusts or other major gifts. Contact us for
Would you like to donate a
horse, tack or other equipment? See our