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Pride Stables / Central Ontario Developmental Riding Program

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Trail Ride
Riders & volunteers head out for a trail ride in the gorgeous weather.

Do you love horses? Love children and being active? Pride Stables offers a unique volunteer opportunity!

No horse experience is necessary! Training provided.
Volunteers must be 15 years of age or older.

We need volunteers for our seasonal sessions of riding to lead horses or side-walk for riders with special needs. As a leader, you will need the ability to understand and carry out direct instructions. As a side-walker, you will need to comprehend instructions and be able to pass them on to the rider and will also need to physically assist/support the rider if needed. Both positions require physical endurance, good verbal skills and excellent comprehension.

We ask our volunteers to commit to at least one class per week for a full session (8-10 weeks in spring).
Classes run on weekdays in the daytime and evenings and on Saturdays. They are 45 or 60 minutes long, however volunteers are required to arrive 30 minutes early to groom and tack-up their horse, as well as to untack after class.

New volunteers are required to attend one 2-hour orientation training session.
*Pre-registration for training is required*

Upcoming spring orientation training sessions:

  • Tues. March 5th: 6-8pm
  • Thurs. March 7th: 6-8pm
  • Sat. March 9th: 12-2pm
    March Break Week:
  • Mon. March 11th: 12-2pm OR 6-8pm
  • Wed. March 13th: 12-2pm OR 6-8pm

Please email us with your name and phone number and confirm that you meet/exceed the age threshold if you would like to register for a training date!
Office: 519-653-4686

Visit our wesbite for more information:

**We will also need many morning volunteers in July and August for summer day camp!**
Summer orientation runs in June. Dates TBA. See our website above for details!

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Animals Children & Youth Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


584 Pioneer Tower RdPride StablesKitchener, ON N2P 2H9Canada



  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Child Development
  • People Skills
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Equestrian


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Orientation or Training
  • Min. 1.5 hours per week for a full session
  • physical endurance, excellent comprehension, good verbal skills, ability to react calmly and competently to unpredictable situations involving horses and/or riders

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