Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center

Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center
662 Mount Atlas Rd.
Lexington, VA 24450

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 979
Lexington, VA 24450

Phone: 540-464-3337

EIN: 54-1699898
Founded: 1993
Last Updated 2020-04-30

Public Charity

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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
"Horses Helping People." Our therapy herd helps people physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

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

Our organization conducts Equine Assisted Services (EAS) in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine-Assisted Services (EAS).

Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of equines involved in our programs.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Volunteer Opportunities

Social Media Expert
Minimum Age: 18
Help maintain Hoofbeats' website, Facebook page, and blog; use social media to promote Hoofbeats events.

Minimum Age: 14
Provide minor carpentry assistance; help repair equipment and facilities.

Minimum Age: 14
Assist with fundraising projects; write grants.

Costume Designer/Seamstress
Minimum Age: 14
Sew costumes for riders participating in costume classes or drill team exhibitions.

Special Needs Helper
Minimum Age: 14
Lend your special skills, such as signing, to assist special needs riders.

Sound Technician
Minimum Age: 14
Operate sound equipment for music during lessons or horse shows.

Office Assistant
Minimum Age: 14
Assist with clerical chores including file maintenance, inventory of supplies, and computer tasks such as formatting documents, making posters, organizing pictures, or creating PowerPoint presentations.

Minimum Age: 14
Take pictures and/or videos at lessons and special events.

Set-up Assistant
Minimum Age: 14
Set up the riding ring for games or other special activities.

Barn And Horse Care Helper
Minimum Age: 14
Assist with barn chores and care of horses before and after lessons.

Lesson Helper
Minimum Age: 14
Lead or walk alongside horses, or spot riders during lessons and horse shows.

Wish List Items

Office Supplies
Printer paper, ball point pens, adhesive tape, file folders, mailing envelopes, stamps

Especially from bags of Southern States feed products

Riding Helmets
Light-weight ASTM-approved riding helmets, especially Lexington or Troxel brand, small or medium sizes; must be less than five years old and meet current safety standards

Horse Needs
Brushes, curry combs, mane combs, hoof picks, sweat scrapers, fly spray, fly masks

Barn Equipment
Manure forks, brooms, feed tubs, water buckets

In good repair and serviceable, safe condition: English saddles (all-purpose or dressage, all sizes), Western saddles, English gel pads, English bridles, leather halters, lead ropes, horse blankets, coolers

Riding Apparel
Serviceable condition, please, in all sizes: Show jackets (hunt style or dressage), breeches, ratcatchers, tall boots, paddock boots

*Guardians are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations. The Guardian Designation is awarded annually.
Equine Welfare Network Guardian
Effective Date
May 31, 2020

Click here to view our horse care & use practices with the public.

We welcome you to donate directly to us. We will receive 100% of your donation made here.


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