HorsePower seeks program volunteers

By on March 7, 2014

MAPLE PARK—HorsePower Therapeutic Riding, at Fox Chase Farm in Maple Park, seeks responsible and dedicated volunteers ages 14 and older for its growing program.

HorsePower teaches creative and challenging horseback riding lessons to children and adults with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. Hands-on program volunteers are needed for grooming, tacking, training, leading and side-walking assignments, which support our lesson program. Applicants must have at least two years of horse experience and pass a horse-handling skills assessment.

Shifts are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Daytime hours are especially needed. Support volunteers are also needed for marketing, cleaning, fundraising, childcare, and office tasks—no horse experience necessary.

All volunteers must have their own health insurance and consent to a background check. An orientation will take place Tuesday evening, March 18. Attendance at orientation is mandatory for all who wish to volunteer. All orientation attendees must submit a written application and participate in a brief phone interview prior to attending this orientation.

To receive a volunteer application, contact Carrie Capes at or (815) 508-0804. For more information on the therapeutic riding program, visit