Volunteers Needed For UNH Therapeutic Riding Program

Contact: Sharon Keeler
UNH Media Relations

May 24, 2004

DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire Therapeutic Riding Program seeks volunteers for its summer session.

The session begins July 21 and ends August 27. Classes will be held Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and on Friday from 2 to 5 p.m.

A training and orientation session for new volunteers will be held Wednesday, July 14 at 4 p.m., in the Light Horse Classroom at the UNH Horse Barns.

For further information, please contact the UNH Therapeutic Riding Program at (603) 862-0131 or see their Website at http://www.trp.unh.edu.

The UNH Therapeutic Riding Program provides recreational and therapeutic activities to children and adults with various physical, mental 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. Time commitment for volunteers is flexible, and can be as little as 45 minutes, one day per week.