Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center

Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center
8450 N. 43rd St.
Augusta MI 49012

Tax ID/EIN: 38-6061238
Year Founded: 1969
Last Updated 2011-01-06

Public Charity

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Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Public Service

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
To improve the emotional and physical well-being of special needs individuals through the therapeutic use of horses, and to serve as an international training and education center for therapeutic riding programs.

Volunteer Opportunities

Minimum Age: 14
Assist in classes by either leading a horse (while student is riding) or sidewalking (walking beside the student while keeping an eye on their position and actions and assisting the instructor in focusing their attention)

Barn Work
Minimum Age: 14
Cleaning stalls, sweeping, grooming, feeding, watering horses

Equine Management Team
Minimum Age: 14
Assist instructors in the physical and emotional maintenance of the horses. This involves exercising the horses, performing some stretching exercises, and behavior management activities. This particular position requires instructor approval.

Hippotherapy Assistant
Minimum Age: 14
Assist physical therapist as a side-walker. This position requires special training.

Summer Camp Assistant
Minimum Age: 14
Assist instructors in all activites (on and off horses)

Minimum Age: 14
Gardening, lawn maintenance, landscaping, painting, ect.

Special Events
Minimum Age: 14
Assist where needed in special events open to the public. These events are generally held on weekends.

Committee Member For Fundraisers
Minimum Age: 18
Open to those who have a passion for planning. We're always on the lookout for creative individuals looking to donate their time and talent to raise money for our cause!

Office Work
Minimum Age: 14

Wish List Items


any kind will do! we use this to disinfect water buckets

Extra Long English Reins
also called warmblood size. These usually measure 56 to 58 inches

A Treeless Western Saddle

Memory Foam Half Pad

Stocky Horse
Cheff is in search of a big boned well behaved horse! We've got our eyes out for a draft cross of sorts who would be able to carry unbalanced heavier riders. If you or someone you know owns such a horse and might consider donating such a horse to our program, please contact us!

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