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  • Rider Assistants and Leaders
    with Shiresmill Therapy Riding Centre

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO60421 - Created/last updated: 03/03/2020


    About this opportunity:We are looking for volunteers to help our riders and take care of our ponies. Each riding session requires several volunteers to prepare the ponies and assist the riders, and the more helpers we have, the more riders we can cater for. No previous experience of working with horses is necessary as full training is given.
    There is also the opportunity to help care for the horses and ponies and participate in pony welfare activities. Duke of Edinburgh and Princes Trust placements welcome.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:14
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Necessary training for the role provided.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?

    Experience required:Friendly, outgoing people who can relate to our client group with an interest in the activity. Previous experience with horses advantageous.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    Not suitable for those with allergies or breathing problems. Requires a reasonable level of fitness to walk with the horse.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; Interview; PVG membership required; References; Trial Period

    Taster available?Yes: Phone to arrange time & date to have a tour of the centre to discuss opportunities available.

    Travel DetailsShiresmill Therapy Riding Centre by Blairhall. Own transport essential as public transport limited. No travel expenses paid.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

    What Now?

    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity please call us on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this brief form:
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