Spirit Ride Therapeutic Riding Center is looking for anyone interested in becoming a certified Spirit Ride Therapeutic Riding Volunteer. Training will be held at the Banner Elk facility on Saturday, August 25th, from 9 am to Noon. Absolutely no experience with horses is required.
This is a two-part course.
Level 1 (9-10:15am) will cover general safety guidelines while interacting with horses, as well as how to communicate effectively with our equine partners. A general overview of the Spirit Ride philosophy and therapeutic methods/benefits will be discussed as well. The cost for this course alone is $10.
Level 2 (10:30-Noon) is for those who would like to become certified Equine Therapy Volunteers. Participants will explore more in-depth methods of equine communication as well as barn management, an overview of exceptionalities, and specific ‘Therapy Team’ roles. After successfully completing the BOTH sections of the two-part course, participants will receive a certificate and a Spirit Ride T-Shirt. The cost for this course alone is $10 (NOTE: Those interested in becoming SRTC Volunteers must take both Level 1&2.)
The fee for both courses is $20 (or $15 if paid in advance online). To register, Please go to: https://form.jotform.com/82295716106155
As a reminder, the cost for the two-part course is $20 and includes certification and a Spirit Ride T-Shirt. HOWEVER – if you pay in advance the fee is only $15. Click here to register and pay online.