HorsePower Therapeutic Riding Volunteer Orientation

By on November 20, 2012

MAPLE PARK—HorsePower Therapeutic Riding in Maple Park will hold a Volunteer Orientation on Thursday, Nov. 29, for individuals interested in joining their growing organization.

HorsePower Therapeutic Riding strives to keep costs at a minimum for students, and is working toward a goal of being able to create scholarships so that no student is ever turned away for inability to pay.

HorsePower relies on a large group of volunteers to get ever closer to this goal.

All volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Program (hands on) volunteers must have two years of experience with horses, and comfortable with catching, grooming, tacking and handling horses. Program volunteers both lead horses and walk beside students during lessons. Support volunteers assist with a variety of tasks; however, they do not handle horses in lessons. There is room for all who wish to participate.

If you’re interested in learning more about HorsePower, becoming a volunteer, or would like to make a donation, e-mail for an application.

For more information, visit or call (815) 508-0804. Carrie Capes, director, will contact you to conduct a phone interview.