Here at FHTRC volunteers truly make the world go round. We serve around 35 riders each week and each of those riders requires one to three volunteers – so clearly, with out the hard work and dedication of our volunteers the “FHTRC world” would stop spinning!

Volunteering is open to adults and teenagers who are interested in assisting children and adults with physical and mental disabilities. No prior horse is necessary as every volunteer will be required to attend a volunteer training class before being assigned a class.

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Volunteer Application

Volunteer Handbook

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Our Volunteers Love What They Do

We were proud when Ronnie Price won the Pay it Forward Award from Devaughn and James in Wichita, KS!

“I love coming to work and being outside with horses and people. It is so awesome being able to help our riders grow and see them improve! Through Flint Hills I have expanded my comfort zone, gotten to know some awesome people, and gained confidence and knowledge about horses and horsemanship.”
"I love having the opportunity to volunteer at FHTRC. The riders and the staff are so great! Seeing the riders’ progress is the coolest thing. It’s fun to see when a concept clicks for them and they are so proud of themselves. And no matter how your day is going, when one of them beams or giggles when they see their horse, yes, they all consider the horse they ride “theirs”, it just makes your heart melt. Horse riding means the world to so many of them. It’s amazing what they can accomplish and the joy they obviously get from it. I feel so blessed to get to be a part of something that makes such a positive difference in so many people’s lives."
"I have been volunteering at FHTRC for over a year now. It has been and continues to be an important part of my life and soul. There is no better feeling than watching the person your working with do something for the very first time after working so hard to do it.  I hear all the time from the riders and family that coming to this place is the highlight of their week.  I have become very attached to the staff and riders as well as the horses!  I am very lucky and proud to say that I am an FHTRC volunteer!"

2017 Volunteer of the Year — Ronnie Price

We are proud to announce that our 2017 Volunteer of the Year goes to Ronnie Price. Ronnie has been volunteering with us for over two years, and has become a true friend to many of the riders he works with. His passion for these riders and the program is evident to all who are around him. We are so proud to have Ronnie as part of our Freedom Hooves Family!
Thank you Ronnie! We couldn’t do it without you!

Other Volunteer Awards

2017 Jr. Volunteer of the Year — Sarah Foster

2017 Shining Star Award — Cassie Schantz

2017 Program Promoter — Laura Bannon