The Exceptional Equestrians Program began in 1982 to serve area children and adults with special needs. Anne Springs Close fostered a partnership with Rock Hill Parks & Recreation to offer therapeutic riding for local children and adults with disabilities. The program now includes participants from the Fort Mill School District and Rock Hill Parks, Recreation & Tourism.
No horse experience is necessary, though it helps to be comfortable around them. Volunteers participate as side walkers, stabilizing the rider and providing an extra degree of safety and encouragement.
Tuesdays (3-4pm): September 20, September 27, October 4, October 11, October 18, October 25
Wednesdays (10-11am): September 21, September 28, October 5, October 12, October 19, October 26
Fridays (9-11am): September 9, September 16, September 23 September 30, October 7, October 14, October 21, October 28
We will also need volunteers on Nov 4 th for the Exceptional Equestrian Fall Festival!
- Child Development
- Family Therapy
- Animal Therapy
- Teaching / Instruction
- Animal Care / Handling
- Special Needs
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 13
- Orientation or Training
- one hour per week for a six week period
- Sessions: Tue 4pm, Wed 10am, Fri 9am