The absolute heart and soul of HTR’s program is the donated horses and
Volunteers are a critical element to the success of our therapeutic and sports riding
programs. Over 120 volunteers—ranging from high school and college students to
working professionals and retired individuals—help HTR every week, allowing us to
serve an average of 70 riders weekly. Each volunteer goes through extensive
training prior to beginning work with HTR.
Volunteers take on roles as leaders, side walkers and barn assistants who groom
horses and help tack them for classes. If you enjoy the outdoors, enjoy working with
horses, children and adults, are at least 14 years old, and can commit at least one
hour a week, Heartland needs you!
We also need volunteers who are interested in helping with grant-writing
and fund-raising. If you have a special talent in these areas and are
interested in helping, please let us know!
Volunteer Training sessions are generally offered each year in January and August.
Please contact Susanne Root, volunteer coordinator, at 913-897-3939 to
indicate your interest in volunteering at Heartland and to sign up for one of
our volunteer training sessions. Our volunteer classes fill up fast, so we
maintain a list of interested volunteers to call when future sessions are held.
Heartland Therapeutic Riding, Inc. is
a 501c3 organization. Donations are
tax-exempt. Please consider helping
Heartland through your Donor Choice
option with the United Way and
Combined Federal Campaign.
19655 Antioch P.O. Box 391
Stilwell, KS 66085
2012 Volunteer Training Dates
Training to Assist Riders and for Barn Volunteers
Only one session is required
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Saturday, August 18, 2012
9:00 a.m. to Noon
Optional for anyone wanting to
work around the horses.
Friday, August 17, 2012
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Volunteers should wear
clothing—jeans or jogging
attire work well. Closed-
toe shoes or boots are
essential at all times.
Please avoid dangling
jewelry or large hats.
“Riding itself is
but the volunteers
make the experience
even more so. The
established with the
volunteers have a
very calming effect
on me personally.
This is the only
activity for which all I
have to do is show
up. As a parent of a
disabled child, that’s
a “biggie” for me.”
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