Volunteering with us

We are always looking for people who are willing to help out our riding sessions. Typically you maybe required to assist riders mount/dismount, help adjust stirrups, lead a horse or pony or side walk with a rider.

If you're interested in finding out more about volunteering at one of our rides, please do check out the information below, and then contact us.

A short presentation can be found here to give you an idea of what might happen at a session. You don't need to have any previous experience of horses but you will be required to have quite a lot of contact them so should be confident to become involved and learn any skills required.

Below you can find more about where and when our rides take place.

Riding sessions 2017

We usually organise sessions from March through to October/November each year and currently hold sessions on:

  • Mondays - every other Monday 5-6pm and 6-7pm at Drakes Farm riding stables, Ilton
  • Tuesdays - every other Tuesday 4-5pm at Forde Abbey, nr Chard
  • Tuesdays - every other Tuesday 6-7pm at Hillview riding stables , nr Crewkerne
  • Friday - every other Friday 11am-12midday at Drakes Farm riding stables, Ilton

We are actively seeking additional volunteers to help at our rides. Please email us if you would like to find out more about volunteering for any of our rides.

If you are unable to attend these sessions regularly you can still get involved. You could consider helping at fundraising events or becoming a Friend of Chard and District RDA Group.