Dedicated people from all walks of life team up to give the individuals with special needs an opportunity to experience a sport that can make a difference in their physical and mental well-being. Though some volunteers find their way to Ride With Pride individually, many of our volunteers can come from community organizations, area colleges, high schools as well as local corporations and businesses.
Our goal is to provide a volunteer team for each rider, so both the riders and volunteers can benefit from continuity and establish a lasting relationship of trust with one another. Moreover, volunteers will be able to share knowledge, guidance, patience, and love with the rider. A professional safety-conscious and encouraging manner brings feelings of joy and accomplishment for all those involved.
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Horse Show Volunteer – registration and concessions, set-up and take down, getting horses and riders ready, leading horses and sidewalking with clients
Trail Ride Volunteer – set up and take down, registration, check-out and check-in at the trail head, food
Concessions – arranging for and/or supplying baked goods and other foods, help with the concession stand at shows
Fundraising – planning for various fundraising events, creating flyers
Foundation Grant Writing – assisting with researching available grants and grant writing
Schooling Horses – limited availability for experienced riders, helping test out new horses or helping them adjust to their jobs, helping seasoned horses avoid burn-out
Public Relations/Marketing – newsletters, brochure/flyer distribution, public speaking, manning tables at fairs or other public events
Barn Help – helping with barn chores and basic horse maintenance, maintaining our work area and equipment
Trailering – to shows, vets, moving horses to/from other farms