Volunteer Opportunities


Sidewalkers help groom and tack the horses before the lesson and walk beside the horse to provide physical and emotional support to the rider during their lesson. Sidewalkers partner with their rider and the instructor to ensure the rider’s safety.

Horse Leaders

Horse Leaders help the sidewalkers to tack and groom horses before the lesson. Horse Leaders warm up the horse before the lesson begins and lead the horse during the lesson, providing guidance to the horse and rider, based on the level and abilities of the rider. Horse Leaders partner with the horse, rider and instructor to ensure the rider’s safety during the lesson.

Barn Volunteers

Barn volunteers provide program assistance by helping to clean stalls, clean the tack and equipment, and helping with repairs around the farm. 

Office & Special Event Volunteers

Administrative and special event volunteers are needed to serve on special events committees to help with fundraising events and assist with administrative projects in the office. Volunteers are also needed to help with greeting riders and guests at the reception desk.

Horse Sponsorships

For more information about our volunteer program or to register for an orientation
training date, contact Candyce Boykin, Volunteer Coordinator, at 757.721.7350 or via
email at volunteer@equikids.org.