We are thrilled to kick off the 2018 Exceptional Equestrians Spring Season on the Greenway!
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.
Please see dates and times below.
TUESDAY AFTERNOONS (4-5p): March 13, 20, 27 and April 10, 17, 24
WEDNESDAY MORNINGS (10-11a): March 14, 21, 28 and April 11, 18, 25
FRIDAY MORNINGS (9a-11a): March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 20, 27, May 4
*These dates reflect skipping April 3 & 4 for Rock Hill and Fort Mill school spring breaks and having three sessions before and three session after the break.
Arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for parking. Wear close-toed shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Greenway volunteer shirts will be available on the first Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday session of the season.
POSITION TITLE: Exceptional Equestrian Helpers
POSITION DESCRIPTIONS: Volunteers participate as side walkers, stabilizing the rider and providing an extra degree of safety and encouragement.
QUALIFICATIONS: No horse experience necessary, though it helps to be comfortable around them. Physical needs include walking alongside horses and stabilizing riders as needed.
**OPTIONAL TRAINING: There will be a training at the Horse Barn on March 6 at 4p for volunteers interested in learning horsemanship basics.
- 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 16
- Orientation or Training
- one hour per week for a six week period
- Sessions: Tue 4pm, Wed 10am, Fri 9am