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Therapeutic Riding Program Seeks Volunteers

By Beth Potier, Media Relations
May 28, 2008

The Therapeutic Riding Program seeks volunteers for its summer session. Credit: UNH Therapeutic Riding Program.

The UNH Therapeutic Riding Program is seeking volunteers for its summer session, which runs July 7 through August 22. Classes are Mondays 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., and Fridays 2 to 5 p.m. Time commitments are flexible and can be as little as 45 minutes, one day per week.

The Therapeutic Riding Program provides recreational and therapeutic activities to children and adults with all varieties of physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. Volunteers have direct contact with students, helping to ensure a safe and fun lesson environment, and helping students achieve their therapeutic and educational goals. No prior experience with horses is necessary. Anyone age 12 or up is welcome to participate.

A training and orientation session for new volunteers is Tuesday, June 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the Light Horse Classroom at the UNH Horse Barns. For further information, please contact Cindy Burke at the Therapeutic Riding Program at 603-862-0131 or go to www.trp.unh.edu.


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