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Volunteers are essential at Emerald Hollow Therapeutic Riding Center.



Our volunteers generously give their time and their heart to support our students and horses. Our volunteers groom, tack, lead horses and assist with property maintenance & barn chores around the farm. They encourage our riders and they ensure that our students have fun and safe experiences at EHTRC.


Volunteering at EHTRC gives you an opportunity to be outdoors, to provide joy and challenges to people with disabilities, to meet other volunteers and to work as a team. Our riders in turn provide smiles, camaraderie, enthusiasm, and pride in the progress of their skill.

For most riders with disabilities, we need a Horse Leader and 1 to 2 Side Walkers. 

Horse Leader

Some horse experience needed

A horse leader is responsible for leading the horse safely during lessons. The leader’s main focus is paying attention to the horse and listening closely to the instructor’s directions. The horse leader’s primary goal is safety and controlling the horse.

Side Walker

No experience needed

A side walker helps with the lesson by standing, walking and running next to the horse, and assisting the rider per the instructor’s directions. A side walker’s primary role is to assist the rider as needed.

Barn Help

No experience needed

Barn volunteers assist with chores such as mucking stalls, sweeping the aisle and cleaning paddocks. 



​We are always looking for more volunteers who would like to become part of our wonderful community.

  • Be active

  • Meet new people

  • Spend time with horses

  • Give back to your community

  • Make an impact

Qualifications include:

  • Must be 14 years of age or older

  • Commitment to attend class each week for the length of a session, typically 2 hours per week for 8 weeks

  • No experience is necessary; training is provided


Please take a moment to tell us about yourself. We look forward to talking with you soon!

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