Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Inc.
829 Old Nichols Road
Islandia NY 11749
Last Updated 2015-10-23
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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
The mission of Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Inc. is to provide therapeutic, recreational and competitive horseback riding and ancillary skills to physically challenged, cognitively challenged, emotionally challenged, and economically disadvantaged individuals of all ages and to provide unique learning experiences that strengthen and develop the lives of at-risk and vulnerable youth.
Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation): Public Service
Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses.
Event VolunteersMinimum Age: 16Pal-O-Mine Equestrian offers over ten community events and fundraisers over the course of the year. Event volunteers can be anyone interested in serving on a community for several of our very successful events including the following: The Putters for Ponies Annual Golf Outing, The Belmont Race Track Day at the Races, The Mane Event Community Friendraiser, Several Benefit Horse Competitions, the Annual Easter Egg Hunt, multiple tag sale and tack swap events, and several other events.
Additionally, sponsors and sponsorship opportunities are available to interest volunteers.
Pal-O-Mine Equestrian Team VolunteerMinimum Age: 16The Pal-O-Mine Equestrian Team is a successful competition team that has been competing in international, national, regional, and local competitions for over fifteen years. There are approximately 12 competitions that the Pal-O-Mine Equestrian Team competes in each year, with ten of those competitions being off-site.
The Pal-O-Mine Equestrian Team volunteers are enthusiastic volunteers that can commit full weekend (and once per year a weekday) days to the complete competition process (from braiding and bathing to assisting the riders in competition). All Pal-O-Mine Equestrian Team volunteers must take the general volunteer training before becoming a volunteer. Please use the Contact Us feature to inquire about becoming a competition volunteer.
General VolunteerMinimum Age: 16A general volunteer begins our volunteering with our program by signing up for a volunteer orientation. Please use the Contact Us feature and we will let you know when the next volunteer orientation takes place. Volunteer Orientations are held approximately twice a month. A volunteer application will then be submitted, with two references required.
General volunteers will then have two private/small group two hour private training sessions scheduled with a staff member. General volunteers usually start with basic horse and facility care and sidewalking and can train later to be leaders, horse tackers, and more advanced horse care volunteers.
Pal-O-Mine Equestrian Team Wish ListScholarship and sponsorships are the main wish list items of the Pal-O-Mine Equestrian Team.
Additionally, the Pal-O-Mine Equestrian Team is always in need of the following supplies and items:
Pyrhana Fly Spray
Hooflex Hoof Moisturizer
Absorbine Show Sheen
New White Dressage and Hunt Seat Saddle Pads (Fitted and Square)
New Soft Girths (Size 44, 46, 48, 50, and 54)
New Reinbow Reins (at least 54") Long
New Hunter Bridles (Horse and Cob Size)
Custom Made ParaEquestrian Saddles (Donate your old ParaEquestrian Saddle!)
General Wish List ItemsPal-O-Mine Equestrian accepts donations of all horse related items, including the following:
New and Gently Used English and Western Tack (saddles, bridles, etc.)
Driving Equipment (harnesses and carts/carriages)
Waterproof Sheets and Blankets
Lunge Lines and Whips
Bell Boots (velcro, small, medium, large, and extra large)
Vaulting Equipment (surcingles)
Pyrhana Fly Spray
Dewormers (Ivermectin, Strongid, etc.)
Other general items needed:
Laundry Detergent and Bleach
First Aid Supplies (band-aids, etc.)
Office Items Needed;
Printer Ink Cartridges (HP and Lexmark)
We also accept donations of horse related books and educational materials.