Volunteer Training

Our volunteers come to the farm with all levels of experience.

New volunteers -- We invite you to fill out an application to take the first step toward joining our amazing team of volunteers. Once our Volunteer Manager receives the application, she will email you to schedule an orientation. Our next orientation is Monday, June 12th 5:30 p.m. Check out more information about volunteering on our main volunteer page. 

Current volunteers -- We offer a variety of trainings on a monthly basis to help volunteers improve their horse skills and learn how to better support our students. There is a sign up sheet in the tack room for each session, or you can email Holly at hhendershot@fieldstonefarm.org. Our schedule for August:

Saturday, September 16th at 12 p.m. - Effective Strategies for Side Walking. This training is great for new/newer volunteers or ones needing a refresher.

Saturday, September 16th at 1:30 p.m. - Mounting and Dismounting. This training will review the best ways to support our students and horses as they get up on a horse.

Monday, September 18th at 6:30 p.m. - Horse Handling the Fieldstone Way. Recommended for new volunteers or those looking for a refresher.

Tuesday, September 19th at 1:30 a.m. - Purple, Purple/Blue, Blue level training. This training is for our most experienced volunteers.

Wednesday, September 20th at 2:30 p.m. -- Supporting Instructors with Creativity from the Parking Lot to the Arena with Toby Cross. 2 CE. This is part of our monthly educational workshops. This session will share how we can begin to assess participants' needs from the time they park at the facility. If you would like to attend, please email Tonya.

Also check our our informational videos below to further your learning and familiarity with our horses. Our 2023 continuing education schedule on our workshop page also includes some interesting and inspiring sessions.

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