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GallopNYC Therapeutic Horsemanship volunteer and Barn Volunteer

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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 59 people are interested

GallopNYC uses therapeutic horsemanship to help riders walk, talk, connect, focus, and learn. Volunteers assist our riders during lessons, by walking alongside them as they ride, assisting the instructors with exercises, even leading the horses and helping in the barns. Classes are conducted by a trained PATH-certified instructor.

We have a great team of volunteers and we really love what we do!

Volunteer opportunities are 7 days a week at three different locations.

Experience with horses is helpful but not at all necessary.

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Have questions? Fee free to email us at: volunteer@gallopnyc.org

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About GallopNYC


8803 70th Rd, Forest Hills, NY 11375, US

Mission Statement

GallopNYC uses equine-centered therapy to help riders in NYC with disabilities walk, talk and learn, inspiring them to live their lives as fully, independently and productively as possible.


GallopNYC is a non-profit organization based in New York City that offers therapeutic horsemanship programs to children and adults with disabilities. We operate our riding program at four locations, all within NYC. Schedules at each location vary seasonally.

Therapeutic horsemanship teaches the skills of horseback riding and horse knowledge to build developmental, emotional, social, and physical skills for each individual rider. Under the direction of a PATH International certified instructor, supported by trained volunteers, each rider progressively acquires riding skills and measurable improvements in life skills. Through weekly sessions, we help riders walk, talk, learn and have FUN! We also offer hippotherapy services. Therapeutic horsemanship means learning to ride a horse but it means much more - it means building a bond with a horse, learning to care for a horse, understanding how horses perceive the world and respond to people, and ultimately being a leader to a horse.


Children & Youth
Animals, Children & Youth


Tue Mar 28, 2023 - Sun Jun 25, 2023


Multiple locations Forest Hills, NY 11375



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  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Equestrian
  • Special Needs
  • Youth Services


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours a week, 4 week commitment preferred
  • Must be able to stand and walk for an extended period (at least 30 minute intervals) and be able to briefly jog with the horse and rider.

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