UNH Therapeutic Riding Program Seeks Volunteers
Media Contact:  Beth Potier
UNH Media Relations
June 9, 2009

DURHAM, N.H - The University of New Hampshire Therapeutic Riding Program is seeking volunteers for its summer session, which runs July 7 through August 20, 2009. Classes are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 - 11:30 a.m. and Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m. Time commitments are flexible and can be as little as 45 minutes, one day per week.

A volunteer orientation and training meeting is Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. in the Light Horse Classroom at the UNH horse barns (Mast Road Extension on the UNH campus). No prior experience with horses or therapeutic riding is necessary. Anyone age 12 or up is welcome to participate.

The UNH Therapeutic Riding Program provides recreational and therapeutic activities to children and adults with all varieties of physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. Volunteers have direct contact with students, helping to ensure a safe and fun lesson environment, and helping students achieve their therapeutic and educational goals.

For further information, please contact Cindy Burke at the Therapeutic Riding Program at 603-862-0131 or go to www.trp.unh.edu.




Photograph available to download here: http://www.unh.edu/news/img/riding/trailride.jpg

Caption: The University of New Hampshire Therapeutic Riding Program seeks volunteers for its summer session. Credit: UNH Therapeutic Riding Program.

The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 11,800 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students.

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