Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center could not provide services without the help of many volunteers.  From high school students to retirees, all have found it is a wonderful place to get involved with the community and get exercise while meeting some very special riders.  There are jobs for people who are comfortable or not so comfortable around horses.  If you have horse experience, you could put your talents to work leading a horse for a rider who needs assistance with horse control.  Perhaps you enjoy working with children.  You may enjoy being a side walker, a job that allows you to interact with the rider while providing a safe environment.  These jobs usually require a commitment of one hour a week during the eight-week sessions.  ATRC provides a short in-house training for leading and side walking. 

Cleaning the barn and tack, maintenance of the fifteen acres, and fund raising activities are other areas where volunteers are essential but do not require a weekly commitment. 

To Volunteer please contact ATRC.

If you wish to volunteer you will also need to have the Volunteer forms filled out.  You can find these on the Forms page

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    Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center   

    Miika Rolett                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

    176 Chimney Ridge                                                                                                                                                                                                   

    Burnsville NC, 28714                                                                                                                                                                                               


(828) 675 - 5630 (Barn)

(828) 675 - 5814 (Office)