Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center
P.O. Box 979
Lexington VA 24450
Last Updated 2018-07-18
We are proud to be a *2018 Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.
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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 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.
100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.
Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.
Lesson HelpersMinimum Age: 14Lead or sidewalk horses, or spot riders during lessons and horse shows
Barn And Horse Care HelpersMinimum Age: 14Assist with barn chores and care of horses before and after lessons
PhotographerMinimum Age: 14Take pictures or make videos at lessons or special events
Set-up AssistantMinimum Age: 14Set up the riding ring for games or other special activities
Sound TechnicianMinimum Age: 14Operate sound equipment for music during lessons or horse shows
Office AssistantMinimum Age: 14Assist with clerical chores including file maintenance, inventory of supplies, and computer tasks such as formatting documents, making posters, organizing pictures, or creating PowerPoint presentations
CarpenterMinimum Age: 14Provide minor carpentry assistance; help repair equipment and facilities
FundraiserMinimum Age: 14Assist with fundraising projects; write grants
Costume Designer/SeamstressMinimum Age: 14Sew costumes for riders participating in costume classes or drill team exhibitions
Special Needs HelperMinimum Age: 14Lend your special skills, such as signing, to assist special needs riders
Social Media ExpertMinimum Age: 18Help maintain Hoofbeats' website, Facebook page, and blog; use social media to promote Hoofbeats events
TackIn 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 ApparelServiceable condition, please, in all sizes: Show jackets (hunt style or dressage), breeches, ratcatchers, tall boots, paddock boots
Riding HelmetsLight-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
Barn EquipmentManure forks, brooms, feed tubs, water buckets
Horse NeedsBrushes, curry combs, mane combs, hoof picks, sweat scrapers, fly spray, fly masks
Office SuppliesPrinter paper, ball point pens, adhesive tape, file folders, mailing envelopes, stamps
CouponsEspecially from bags of Southern States feed products