Morning/Afternoon Riding School Helpers  with Cotswold Riding for the Disabled (Ref: 663)
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Cotswold Riding for the Disabled believe 'life is about what you CAN do'.

All their riders have a disability, and whether physical, mental or a leaning difficulty, they are there to help them achieve the very best they can whatever the disability or the age (the youngest rider is 4 years and the oldest 74 years old!).

They are looking for people to help with grooming, tacking up, side walking and leading the ponies. It is useful if you have had some experience with horses, but if not they offer training.

In addition to term time activities, they have recently started after-school clubs and riding in the school holidays, so are now looking for a greater number of people to help with an activity which also benefits other aspects of the rider's life such as communication, building relationships and engaging in education.

[There are also opportunities to help with fundraising, maintenance, tack cleaning and administration]
What are they looking for?

You will need to be patient, compassionate and physically fit enough to be able to run with a pony trotting around the school.

Volunteers from all age groups are welcomed, however the minimum age for this role is 16. DBS checks are carried out, although having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from volunteering.


Travel by car or bus D from town centre then walk through car parks, past the steam railway station; it is about 1/2 mile from bus stop.

When: Monday morning, Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon, Friday morning, Friday afternoon, Saturday morning
Age requirements: 16 upwards

The Jackie Brutton Riding Centre, Prestbury Park Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH

About Cotswold Riding for the Disabled
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At Cotswold Riding for the Disabled they believe life is about what you CAN do.

They are a member of the Riding for the Disabled Association national charity, and offer riding lessons for disabled children and adults and are based at Cheltenham racecourse.

Through the commitment of volunteers RDA enables people with disabilities to ride to benefit their health and wellbeing and to achieve their goals.

See all roles with Cotswold Riding for the Disabled