Mid Sussex RDA need volunteers for a variety of activities
Preparing (brushing off ) the horse or pony
Preparing the school (with poles, cones ,rings etc)
Assisting with mounting
Leading the horse or pony
Walking alongside to support or encourage the rider (often need two people)
Assisting with dismounting
Assisting riders with their hats and boots
Fundraising, record keeping
Having a break
It does not matter if you are not”horsy” because all these skills can be taught. But it is better if you enjoy the company of horses and are not frightened of them!
Training is given in all areas at regular intervals, and there is the opportunity for volunteers to attend Regional and National training days.
If a volunteer wishes to become a coach then all support and assistance will be given to them. Coaches need to attend Child Protection and First Aid courses, but if a volunteer wishes to attend them then this is encouraged.
Opportunity to learn new skills.
Rewarding to see the difference you can make to a disabled child or adult
Make new friends and have fun
Opportunity to eat lots of yummy home- made cakes !
Our sessions are on Tuesday morning from 10-12 ( Adults) and Thursday morning from 10-12(Children) IN TERM TIME ONLY. If you can only attend one morning, that is fine. You will find us at Chestnuts Riding School on the Southbound A23 at Pyecombe, just before the Brighton Pylons. (See map on CONTACTS)