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To Get Started:

  1. Fill out the Application.

    1. We will get in contact with you once that is complete.​

  2. Attend volunteer orientation / training if available.  Note: some orientation / training will occur "on-the-job".

Imagine helping a young child finding confidence, getting exercise, spending time outside, and communing with horses all in one afternoon.  This is the joy of volunteering at Strides.  Like many non-profits, we thrive (and survive) on our amazing volunteers, and we need YOU to ensure continued support of our riders and horses. 


Horse Team -- volunteers that help Horse Lead & Side Walk during lessons / therapy to keep riders safe.

Exercise Team -- volunteers that have demonstrated riding abilities & ground work skills to keep the horses conditioned & well-mannered.

Feeding Team -- volunteers that provide the horses with their AM / PM feedings

Paddock Team -- volunteers that keep the horses' pens clean & thus taking on a major role of keeping the therapy herd healthy

Facilities Team -- volunteers that love building fences & sheds, mowing, and so much more to continue improving the Strides grounds as well as ensuring the safety of the horses & other persons at Strides. 

Fundraising Team -- volunteers that love raising funds for a cause.  After volunteers, Strides runs off of donations thus the fundraising team is a very important team.

Marketing Team -- if community outreach is in your wheelhouse then let us know!  We would love to have you join out team and help us connect even more with our wonderful community.

Age Requirements:


Once you have filled out your application:

  1. Under 18 years old requires a parent / guardian signature.

  2. Under 15 years old requires parental / guardian supervision onsite.

  3. Under 12 years old must be within eye line of parent / guardian.  Under 12 years old are not allowed to horse lead.

  4. Under 10 years old must be next to parent / guardian assisting the parent / guardian. 

  5. Most often a volunteer under 12 years of age can assist the parent with feeding, pen cleaning, and grooming (if tall enough).

  6. Volunteers must demonstrate mastery of a skill before being able to complete a task without a trainer nearby for the safety of the horses and the volunteer.

  7. To be a horse leader / horse exerciser, the volunteer must be able to demonstrate mastery of the skill as well as critical thinking in emergency situations.

Next Step: As Easy as 1 - 2 - 3


Once you have filled out your application:

  1. our volunteer coordinator will be in touch with you (make sure you have provided a working phone number).

  2. scroll down to the bottom left corner of this page & register for access to "CURRENT VOLUNTEERS" to find even more need-to-know information to be a Strides Volunteer.

  3. schedule a time with our volunteer coordinator to visit Strides / start training.

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The IRS recognizes Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship Center as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

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