How Can You Help?

— Enriching, Empowering,Enabling

If you enjoy being outside, working with horses and helping the disabled then our therapeutic program is just for you. Program volunteers assist by leading leading horses or side walking and assisting riders in our classes on Saturday mornings.

How Can You Help?

— Enriching, Empowering,Enabling

If you enjoy being outside, working with horses and helping the disabled then our therapeutic program is just for you. Program volunteers assist by leading leading horses or side walking and assisting riders in our classes on Saturday mornings.

We Teach You How!

Program volunteers assist by leading horses or side walking and assisting riders in our classes on Saturday afternoons or Tuesday/Thursday evenings.

Volunteers helping in our Barn Life class on Saturday morning must have horse knowledge as they will be working one on one with riders cleaning stalls and grooming horses.

How To Volunteer

Training is provided.  We accept anyone over the age of 14, with our without horse experience. (Background checks will be run on individuals over the age of 18). 

Training dates are set up periodically throughout the year.  Once your forms, payment and background check has been completed you will be contacted for the next available date.

Saddle Up relies on their volunteers to offer services to our disabled community.  We look forward to having you as part of our team and hope you enjoy your experience with us.

Saddle Up is a 501 c 3 non-profit and Bright Future or volunteer hours are given.

Volunteer Qualifications

Steps Needed To Volunteer >

  • Complete all forms listed below:
  • You will then be emailed a link to start your background check. Complete and pay for your background check.
  • Read Volunteer Manual
  • Wait for email acceptance after the background check is completed
  • Click below to register for the Online Volunteer Scheduling Program

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Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Kurt Kamp Saddle Up Riding Club’s Volunteer of the Winter Quarter

One Thing

For me, the best thing I find in volunteering is the enjoyment that I get from learning something new, contributing my knowledge and skills, and the feeling of a sense of purpose that I know my time has been well spent working with others of similar interests.

Since retiring from a career in healthcare I have tried to fill my time with volunteering in various settings to contribute, learn and enjoy something different.

Upon hearing about equine assisted therapy and finding the Saddle Up Riding Club close by in Pinellas Park, I realized that this was something I wanted to be involved in. 

Having owned horses in the past, I saw this as not only an opportunity to work with horses again, but more importantly an opportunity to learn about and assist in providing therapy for our riders with varying disabilities.

I hope that my contributions at Saddle Up will in some way equal the tremendous satisfaction and enjoyment I derive from volunteering there.