Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding


Role Opportunities: Horse Leader, Sidewalker, Tacking, Grooming and Barn Maintenance, Haycrew (horse care and feeding), Special Events (fundraisers, Easter with the Equest Bunny, Holiday Horse Show, Horsin’ Around at the Derby, Horses & Hands program, etc), Facility Maintenance (repairs, weeding, flowers, painting, cleaning pastures), and Administration (data entry, bulk mailing, filing)

Description:Horse leader/handler’s primary responsibility is to the horse, such as preparing the horse for class, maintaining safety spacing, and helping the horse follow the directions of the rider during class. Sidewalkers physically assist the rider (during riding, mounting and dismounting), help the rider guide their horse during the lesson, and assist the rider in following the directions of the instructor as necessary. The amount of assistance is dependent on each rider’s abilities. Sidewalkers must be at least 14 years old. The Tacking, Grooming and Barn Maintenance assistants are the “behind the scenes” volunteers stationed in the barn preparing horses for lessons, leading horses from and to the pastures, feeding, grooming and tacking, keeping the barn area clean.”

Time commitment: At least two hours each week!

After attending an orientation, you can schedule your volunteer hours for whenever works best for your schedule! If you love horses and helping those in need this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Just fill out this form and someone will be in contact with you!