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EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program

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Sidewalkers help groom and tack the horses before the lesson and are needed to walk beside the horse in lessons to provide physical and emotional support to the rider. Sidewalkers partner with their rider and the Instructor to ensure the rider's safety during the lesson.

Horse Leaders

Horse Leaders help tack and groom the horses before the lesson. Horse Leaders warm-up the horses before the lesson and lead the horses during the lesson. Horse Leaders partner with their horse, rider and the Instructor to ensure the rider's safety during the lesson.

Barn Volunteers

Barn volunteers help with the program by assisting with cleaning stalls, cleaning the tack and equipment, helping with repairs around the farm.

Office and Special Event Volunteers

Administrative and Special Event volunteers are needed to serve on special events committee to help with fundraising events and assist with administrative projects in the office. Volunteers are also needed to help with greeting our riders and guests at the receptionist desk.

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About EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program


2626 Heritage Park Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23456, US

Mission Statement

To provide, promote and support equine assisted activities for individuals who have mental, physical, emotional and/or learning disabling conditions.


EQUI-KIDS was formed in 1989 to promote and encourage persons with disabilites through the interaction with equine assisted activities on a weekly basis. EQUI-KIDS moved to their permanent location in 2009 allowing current programs to grow and to offer new programs such as EQUI-VETS, a wounded warriors program.


We'll work with your schedule.


2626 Heritage Park DriveVirginia Beach, VA 23456



  • Office Reception
  • People Skills
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Equestrian
  • Community Outreach
  • American Sign Language


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1.5 hours per week
  • Previous experience not required; we will train you for each volunteer position

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