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Volunteers Needed for Therapeutic Riding Program - Spring 2024

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ORGANIZATION: Pride Stables / Central Ontario Developmental Riding Program

  • 65 people are interested
Trail Ride
Riders & volunteers go for a trail ride in the beautiful weather.

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

Volunteers are needed to lead horses or side-walk for riders with special needs for our spring session of classes which will run for 8 weeks starting late March. 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. No horse experience is necessary; Hands-on orientation training is available. Volunteers must be 15 years of age or older.

We ask our volunteers to commit to at least one class per week.
Classes run during the week in the daytime and evenings, and on Saturdays. They are 60 minutes in length, 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 asked to attend one of our orientation training sessions.
*Pre-registration for orientation is required* and space is limited!
Upcoming orientation training sessions:

  • Tues., March 5th 12-2pm OR 6-8pm
  • Wed., March 6th 12-2pm OR 6-8pm
  • Sat., March 9th 12-2pm
  • Mon., March 11th 12-2pm OR 6-8pm
  • Thurs., March 14th 12-2pm OR 6-8pm

Visit our website for more information: www.pridestables.com/volunteers/

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

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About Pride Stables / Central Ontario Developmental Riding Program


584 Pioneer Tower Rd, Kitchener, On N2P 2H9, CA

Mission Statement

Our Mission: To provide a safe, high quality riding program for persons with disabilities. The program fosters personal growth and improvement through the use of horses as a medium for development and therapy, with the assistance of volunteers.


The Central Ontario Developmental Riding Program (CODRP)/Pride Stables offers therapeutic horseback riding lessons to people with disabilities and also runs a fully-integrated summer day camp.

CODRP is managed by 2 full-time, and 3 part-time staff members, 3 instructors, a board of directors and over 400 volunteers, serving in a variety of capacities.


Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Animals, Children & Youth, People with Disabilities


Mon Mar 25, 2024 - Mon May 20, 2024


584 Pioneer Tower RdPride StablesKitchenerKitchener, On N2P 2H9Canada



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Child Development
  • Equestrian


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one class per week (90min with prep time) for a full session. (eg. 8 week spring session)
  • The minimum age for volunteering is 15 and no horse experience is required to volunteer. Volunteers must have an element of endurance to be able to run short distances at the end of a class alongside a horse/pony that is trotting.

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