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Be a Hero To Someone With Special Needs - Volunteer Today!

Partners For Progress Therapeutic Riding Center


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Published 3 months ago

Recurring
August 26, 2020
12:00am CDT
December 31, 2020
12:52pm CST
Weekdays
A few hours per week

Be a Hero To Someone With Special Needs - Volunteer Today!

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY TO BE A HERO! PFP utilizes their horses in a variety of ways to help individuals with special needs overcome their challenges via hippotherapy, vaulting, independent riding, and on the ground activities among others. Volunteers are needed DAILY, primarily for leading the horses and sidewalking with the riders.

Although there are many breeds of horses to use, PFP uses quarter horses due to their quiet disposition, and varying sizes. There are only a couple of exceptions - our Shire, Rupert, who weighs about 1,800 lbs (don’t let his size fool you...he really loves kids); our 2 Haflingers, our 2 mini donkeys and our 2 mini goats.

Along with the everyday programs, PFP also has some show teams. There is the Special Olympics team that travels to the state meet every fall, and the NSBA team which travels regionally to some top AQHA shows, as well as the world show in Tulsa, OK. The program is always changing and could only benefit from having new people join!

So, come be a HERO to someone with special needs and make some new friends as well!

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY TO BE A HERO! PFP utilizes their horses in a variety of ways to help individuals with special needs overcome their challenges via hippotherapy, vaulting, independent riding, and on the ground activities among others…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

Partners For Progress, NFP Therapeutic Riding Center

23525 West Milton Road, Wauconda, IL 60084

How to Apply

Partners For Progress runs sessions Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am until 7:00 pm, depending on the day. The only "requirement" is that volunteers are able to give a 2 hour block of time at least once per week. Our riders are exited to meet you!

Partners For Progress runs sessions Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am until 7:00 pm, depending on the day. The only "requirement" is that volunteers are able to give a 2 hour block of…

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