Saturday, May 6—MT. HOLLY—On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 12-noon head to Reinbow Riding Center in Belmont for the annual spring volunteer orientation and clinic. This is a chance to get up close and personal with a few of our extraordinary horses and experience the comradeship of the volunteer staff and team. It’s also a chance for anyone curious about Reinbow Riding Center to visit and see if joining the team is a good fit.
No horse experience is necessary as there are many other ways to lend a hand. For those who have always wanted to experience horses this is a great way to get started and it’s also a great way to give back to your communities and give children an experience they will never forget.
Reinbow provides services for individuals from age 3 and up, and volunteers are usually age 14 and up. Volunteers qualify for community service commitments.
Reinbow Riding Center is a therapeutic horsemanship center, located at Stone Wall Farm in Belmont. The ring, set high on the hillside above Tarbellville Road, surrounded by woods, fields and the occasional rainbow, offers views out over the valley and to the distant mountains of the Green Mountain National Forest. Many participant riders are children with special needs and challenges of all types — physical, emotional, cognitive or trauma related. Therapeutic horsemanship has been shown to give individuals with challenges a leg up and help them improve their lives. School children who have participated in our program will often get a whole new outlook and have fewer difficulties at school. The physical aspects of riding can also be very therapeutic for those with physical challenges expanding and improving their abilities.
Volunteering is a commitment, but at RRC it’s a very flexible commitment. For more information, visit: ReinbowRidingCenter.org.