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Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center

EIN: 54-1699898
Founded: 1993
Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center
P.O. Box 979
Lexington VA 24450

Physical Address:
487 Maury River Rd.
Lexington,VA 24450
Last Updated 2017-09-09

Public Charity

Equine Welfare Network Guardian
We are proud to be a *2017 Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

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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.

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

Volunteer Opportunities

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

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

Minimum Age: 14
Assist with fundraising projects; write grants

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

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

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

Minimum Age: 14
Take pictures or make videos at lessons or special events

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

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

Lesson Helpers
Minimum Age: 14
Lead or sidewalk horses, or spot riders during lessons and horse shows

Wish List Items

Especially from bags of Southern States feed products

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

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

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

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

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

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

*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.