New volunteers, and volunteers inactive in 2020, must first complete the New Volunteer Application and attend mandatory training in order to volunteer in 2021. Volunteers active in 2020, or who attended mandatory training in 2020, only need to complete the Volunteer Renewal Form.
- Current volunteers: Register electronically for class(es) below or complete hardcopy and return via email, mail, fax, or in-person.
- Please review the Weekly Class Schedule and Session Dates and indicate below the class(es) for which you’d like to volunteer. Volunteers will be scheduled based on the riders’ needs.
- If you are unable to make a class, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator as soon as possible so that a substitute can be found. Also, please be sure to review our weather and cancellation policy.
Adaptive Recreational Riding: Classes are taught in group lessons. Each class of two to five riders is taught by instructors certified by PATH, Intl. Each rider has a volunteer horse leader and up to two volunteer side walkers.
Intermediate Adaptive Recreational Riding: Classes taught for riders who are able to rein, circle and halt horse without assistance. Each class of two to five riders is taught by instructors certified by PATH, Intl. Each rider has a volunteer horse leader to assist. These lessons include more trotting. Typically, there are no side walkers.
Hippotherapy: Volunteers must have experience in Adaptive Recreational Riding, and have successfully completed Hippotherapy volunteer training. These sessions are provided by occupational or physical therapists who have completed American Hippotherapy Association certification. Volunteers follow the instruction of the individual therapist, rather than a recreational group instructor.