Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program in the West Valley
Call Us: (520)329-7SLR (757)

How do I start?

We need volunteers to help in a variety of ways, with all levels of time commitment. The area most people want to help is in the arena coaching and supporting our riders with disabilities. We will teach you the basics in a 4 hour training class. You can volunteer as little as 2 hours a week. To get started, fill out an online application by clicking on the link below. You will learn all about our program and see for yourself how Silver Lining changes lives.

What is the next step?
Below you can find our volunteer levels. You do not have to complete all the training levels to volunteer. It is completely up to you how many levels you would like to complete. We also need volunteers to help with special events, so if you can't commit to at least 2 hours a week, then contact Amanda, if you would like to help out with our events.

Special Olympics Volunteers

Once you complete Side Walker Training, please take the time to fill out the Special Olympics Class A Volunteer application, which include General Orientation Training & Protective Behaviors Training (click on links below).

Delegation: Silver Lining Riding

Nicki Simms

Nicki Simms received the Volunteer of the Year award for the 2016-2017 ride year for exceptional service.  As many of our riders know, Nicki is always happy to jump in and help out! Our instructors rely on her and is always willing to come in at a moment's notice. Nicki worked more than 250 hours of service last year.  She's amazing with the kids and is on Shiloh's Gold Star team.

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Congratulations to all our hardworking volunteers for 2016-2017 ride year!

450+ Hours of Lifetime Service                                 350+ Hours of Lifetime Service      
            Myra Adams                                                                      Melanie Hawley       
           Jane O'Hearn                                                 
       Mary Ann Stelmach                                                 300+ Hours of Lifetime Service
        Rebecca Wright                                                                     Lydia Ilchena

250+ Hours of Lifetime Service                                200+ Hours of Lifetime Service
             Gregg Brown                                                                   Diane Grabowski
             Nicki Simms

175+ Hours of Lifetime Service                                150+ Hours of Lifetime Service
          Mackensie Perkins                                                             Donna Ruud
        Judy Doonan-Twohy
                 Chris Kai

125+ Hours of Lifetime Service                                100+ Hours of Lifetime Service
            Jules Peterson                                                                   Cindi Course
                                                                                                      Veronica Gomez
75+ Hours of Lifetime Service                                                Erika Rodriguez
             Jerry Ilchena
           Rebecca Osteen

50+ Hours of Lifetime Service                                 25+ Hours of Lifetime Service   
              Patty Baker                                                                      Shelia Snyder
            Sherrana Gary                                                                  Julee Berglund
            Gene Edwards                                                                   Paul Gonzales
                                                                                                         Alison Nguyen

Volunteer Trainings

All new volunteer trainings are held the first Saturday of each month from 8AM - 12PM. You can sign up after completing the volunteer application

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Volunteer Training Levels

Side Walker (Training 1)

Horse Handler (Training 2)

Horse STAR Team (Training 3)

Horse Lunging (Training 4)

Bit & Bridling (Training 5)

Horse Exercise STAR Team

(Training 6)

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Equine Pit Crew

2017 Volunteer of The Year