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UNH Therapeutic Riding Program Seeks Summer Volunteers
June 3, 2010

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

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DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire Therapeutic Riding Program is seeking volunteers for its summer session, which runs July 7 through August 19. Classes will be held Wednesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and Thursday afternoons from 1:30 to 5:15 p.m. Time commitments are flexible and can be as little as 45 minutes, one day per week. 

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. No prior experience with horses is necessary, and anyone age 12 or up is welcome to participate.

A mandatory training and orientation session for new volunteers will be held Thursday, June 24 from 3-6 p.m., in the Light Horse Classroom at the UNH Horse Barns. For further information and directions, please visit http://www.trp.unh.edu or contact Cindy Burke at 603-862-0131. 

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 12,200 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students.

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Photograph available to download: 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.

Media Contact: Beth Potier | 603-862-1566 | UNH Media Relations

Secondary Contact: Cindy Burke | 603-862-0131 | UNH Therapeutic Riding Program