A roundup is underway of horse enthusiasts looking to lend a hand to a special group of riders.
The North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association is looking for volunteers to lead horses for special needs riders during the spring riding session April 15 – June 7.
Volunteers are asked to commit to a two-and-a-half hour shift once per week for eight weeks. Classes are run at various times during business hours Monday through Friday.
Anyone interested in helping out and making a difference in the lives of these special riders can attend the volunteer orientation Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m. at the NOTRA facility at Historic O’Keefe Ranch north of Vernon. Hands on volunteer training clinics will take place the following week of April 8 – 10t (see the website for the various times available).
“We serve people with disabilities all in the North Okanagan,” said Dani Goldenthal, NOTRA program director.