Horse Leaders

Each week more than 80 people attend the Centre for a session of riding therapy. The sessions last for up to one hour and are led by a qualified therapist or coach and can involve up to four riders at a time. As most of our riders are unable to ride unassisted, we need volunteers to ensure their rides are enjoyable, safe experiences. The aim of a leader is to provide a safe, enjoyable experience for the rider. This benefits the rider, the horse (being handled by an experienced person) as well as the team.


Leaders are responsible for leading the horses and it is absolutely vital that leaders are comfortable and confident around horses. To be a leader you must have previous horse riding or driving experience, have owned a horse or been involved with an equine club. A good level of fitness is required and Leaders must be able to walk for an hour on sand (our arena is sand-based) and be able to jog for 30 metres or so at a time.

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment:

Riding therapy is held during school hours during the week, from 9:00am to 3:30pm, Monday to Friday. Classes last for up to one hour and the volunteer can choose to do either one morning or afternoon a week, a whole day, or just one class. We are looking for an ongoing commitment for this role.

Getting started:
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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