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Therapeutic riding provides education, socialization, recreation and therapy to more than 60 students in Frederick County Maryland each spring and fall. 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.
Each year a SPECIAL VOLUNTEER is chosen to receive THE GOLDEN PITCHFORK AWARD in recognition of their service to our Program. Learn More.
Volunteer Training classes are provided at the beginning of the spring and fall classes.
Volunteer training includes tour of the farm, visiting with the horses, and watching a short introductory slide show. Each volunteer will receive hands on training with the horses and “volunteer” therapeutic riding clients. Everyone is eligible to volunteer, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability or national origin.
Due to COVID-19 precautions, all Volunteer Training is cancelled. However, if you would like to volunteer, please contact the office. We are scheduling Meet and Greets and small group hands-on learning. Please go to the “FORMS” page and complete the Volunteer Application, and either snail mail or E-mail your application. The Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to schedule a Meet and Greet. WE NEED YOU!
Barn Crew (12 years or older) – 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. TheEBarn Crew makes sure that each horse is wearing the saddle or tack that is appropriate for each student.