Therapeutic Riding Horse Leaders & Helpers

(Simcoe Therapeutic & Assisted Riding School (STARS))

Position ID: V-BAR0186
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2023
Last Full Update: 11 May 2023

Opportunity Details: Therapeutic Riding Horse Leaders & Helpers

Contact Laurie Blake, Therapeutic Riding Instructor/Program Dir., Simcoe Therapeutic & Assisted Riding School; Phone: 705-487-2306 * 905-252-2618; Email:

All ages and experience levels welcomed. Main activities: 

  • Walking, lots of walking in indoor 60'x120' (20x40m) arena or outdoor (30 x 70m) or wooded trails...up to 2kms/hour
  • Grooming and getting horses ready, we will train on this
  • Leading or walking with a horse with rider onboard, we will train for this
  • Working with riders on the autism spectrum or with a physical disability 
  • Mostly early evening hours; some daytime hours may be available
  • 2 hour commitment 
Benefits Good, low-impact exercise; working with animals in a farm setting. Great for Student Volunteer hours.
Clients Private individuals; Empower Simcoe, local schools
Ages 13 year(s) - 80 year(s)
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
Areas of Interest Recreation & Sports ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills - Need to listen well and help coach riders ; Confidentiality - Absolute ; Creativity - Help to Create ways if keeping activities fun and beneficial ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness - Riders cannot participate safely without volunteers ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Sports & Coaching ; Team Work ; Working with Children
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours 2 / Day
Accessibility Partially Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance
Location 1025 Line 5 North, Oro-Medonte
Number of Positions Severn ; Simcoe County ; Springwater ; Tay 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided - Working around horses; the world of therapeutic riding
Transportation Car required ; Own transportation to farm required
Police Check Not Required
Additional Requirements We are seeking a relationship with Special Olympics, in which case, police checks will be required.
Start Date On or after 15 May 2023

Agency Details: Simcoe Therapeutic & Assisted Riding School (STARS)