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We will be needing more volunteers for the spring programs. We use volunteers for catching/grooming/tacking horses, leading horses and sidewalking during lessons, equipment cleaning, and property maintenance. We also have “work/fun” days when we bathe and trim horses, tidy up their living areas, and spend some time just connecting with these loveable animals.
Please download & print these three forms below, and bring signed copies with you.
All volunteers are expected to attend a scheduled volunteer training. At the training one of our instructors and some experienced volunteers will go over safety rules and demonstrate side-walking and horse leading. You will have the opportunity to practice these volunteer activities so wear comfortable clothes and covered-toe shoes. Come prepared to ask questions, learn about therapeutic riding, get dirty, and have fun. All paperwork (see post above) must be completed before volunteering in the classes. These forms will be available for completion at the volunteer training.
THE NEXT VOLUNTEER TRAINING WILL BE THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 21, FROM 3:00-5:30 PM at Bailey’s Ranch located at 2202 Bishop Estates Rd. in Julington Creek. For information or to sign up for the training, call Jennifer at 230-3409.
If you are interested in helping with horse grooming and tacking before lessons, please tell the instructor who will arrange whatever additional training you might need. Please note that you will need to arrive approximately 1 hour before a scheduled lesson to participate in this aspect of the program.
Sis Van Cleve-Miller will begin the next 8-week session on Tuesday, April 3 at 7125 Garden Street, 32219. These group lessons will be on Tuesday afternoons at 3:45, 4:30, and 5:15. To find out if there are any spaces available contact Sis at her office at 396-5751, ext.1205 or email her at [email protected].
The following forms are required for all riders (minors must have a parent or guardian fill out and sign the forms.) If a rider has previously participated in lessons at the Garden Street location with Sis, there is no need to fill out these forms again. Please note: these forms must be completed and signed BEFORE a rider participates in a class.
- HSS Liability Form PDF
- Participant Application and Health History PDF
- Authorization for Emergency Medical Treatment Form PDF
The following forms are required to be submitted within two weeks of beginning lessons. They are to be completed by a physician and returned to the instructor.
Private lessons with instructor Jennifer Yudow are continuing throughout the spring and summer months at 2202 Bishop Estates Road. Times for lessons can be arranged with Jennifer at 904-230-3409 or at [email protected] . The same documents are required for private lessons as listed in the Spring Classes post above.