9168 T.N. Skiles Rd., Ponder, TX 76259
(940)-479-2016 info@ridingunlimited.org


Save the Date!
Riding Unlimited’s fall volunteer training session
will be held on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 9 am-1 pm!

This training session is primarily for new volunteers but current volunteers are welcome to join us. Come to review skills or help our new volunteers learn the ropes. It’s a great way to learn about horses, meet our staff, and connect with other volunteers.

Questions? Contact Carrie Mahan, Volunteer Coordinator, at volunteer@ridingunlimited.org.

Riding Unlimited offers many exciting volunteer opportunities: working with riders, schooling horses, or fundraising, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

At the Ranch:
For hands-on interaction and physical exercise you might want to be a…

Sidewalker – The primary responsibility of a sidewalker is to maintain constant safety awareness, while providing physical and motivational support to the rider.

• Qualifications for Sidewalker – Minimum age is 14. Be able to walk and jog for short periods of time while the horse is trotting. Attend Volunteer Training and be committed to your weekly class assignment throughout the session.

If you have experience with horses you might want to be a…

Horse Handler – The horse handler is directly responsible for the horse before, during and after each lesson. It is the leader who must help in guiding, stopping and starting without making the rider feel that heor she is simply a passenger.

• Qualifications for Horse Handler – Minimum age is 14. Must have experience with horses and complete Handler Certification. Must attend hands-on training and be responsible for continued training as needed. Should be able to walk at a fast pace and jog intermittently during the lesson.

For the younger generation

Junior Volunteer 11 – 13 years old

• Juniors do not work in the arena with the riders. The Junior Volunteer’s primary responsibility is to assist with grooming and tacking. Junior volunteers must attend Volunteer Training.

For Groups

Does your business, church, club or school have a yearly Community Volunteer day? We have a unique Group Volunteer Experience to offer at Riding Unlimited in Ponder, Texas, just North of DFW. Riding Unlimited can facilitate groups up to 150 volunteers with projects from renovation, painting, landscaping, fundraising and events. We would like to host your Volunteer Group! Contact us at Volunteer@ridingunlimited.org to schedule a tour and visit our website at: http://www.ridingunlimited.org/volunteer

RU POSSE – As a working ranch we always have fence to fix, pastures to maintain and building repairs

Off the Ranch
• Join our Board of Directors
• Join our Development Committee
• Help plan Special Events
• Set up Riding Unlimited tables at community events
• Solicit donations
• Media and communication
• Design brochures, fliers
• Manage the newsletter
• Join our Speakers Bureau
• Join our Finance Committee

For more details email volunteer@ridingunlimited.org

Download the Volunteer Registration Form and the Volunteer Manual to get started.