New Yatt Riding for the Disabled

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Volunteering

**Active, enthusiastic recruits aged 16+ required to join our SATURDAY session teams (start 9.30am and 12pm)**

 

Our Volunteers

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During sessions, our helpers groom and tack up our horses and ponies; assist the qualified Coaches with mounting and dismounting riders and support the riders by leading or side-walking. Experience of handling horses and ponies is useful but reliability, willingness to learn and a sense of humour are essential.

 

New volunteers will receive induction training and are teamed up with experienced helpers when they first join a session. We aim to offer a friendly, supportive environment for our helpers and riders. NYRDA volunteers must abide by our Group policies and procedures regarding Training; Health & Safety and Safeguarding and will be covered by the RDA Group Insurance policy.

 

We also need volunteers for horse and site management duties on TUESDAY, FRIDAY AND SUNDAY MORNINGS. On these days we may need to cover farrier, vet, trainer and physiotherapist appointments plus helpers are organised into teams typically engaged in tack cleaning; housekeeping of public areas; site and paddock management including moving fences, muck clearing and checking water troughs. Separately many of our volunteers are involved in fundraising, promotion and community liaison and we welcome applicants with skills in these areas.

 

NB. Some volunteers attend more than once a week and can combine these roles.

 

ALL applicants will be invited by our Volunteer Coordinator to a site visit to meet helpers and ponies and discuss volunteering opportunities before completing an application form with references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (if working with riders).

 

Please note, ALL our helpers are volunteers and we do NOT offer paid employment or formal work experience.

 

Duke of Edinburgh Award and YELA

Under the auspices of RDA National, New Yatt RDA is an approved activity provider of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and has a long and successful association with local schools.

 

We are now considering applicants to help our Summer teatime session which runs from May to September 5.30pm to 7pm

 

New Yatt RDA also offers the Young Equestrian Leaders Award (YELA), which is a national scheme recognising and rewarding young people volunteering in equestrianism.