Become a part of our
team! Visit ASTRIDE
in action, meet our
volunteers, and find
out more about the
of therapeutic riding!
How YOU can help or become involved !
General Donations – any amount
General donations of any amount are used to support and expand the program. Such expenses include:
- Providing a safe environment for our participant
- Providing special equipment and education
- Horse care: board, feed, farrier, and veterinary care
- Providing training and education for volunteers
Sponsor a Rider – $200
If you are interested in sponsoring a rider, Project ASTRIDE will choose a rider based on need. Your $200 will pay for the rider’s tuition for one session of eight classes and may also cover the cost of the rider’s administrative fees, helmet, or other equipment needed to participate. As a sponsor, you will receive a Thank-You-Note from the rider as well as pictures of the rider participating in the program.
Sponsor a Horse – $2,000
If you are interested in sponsoring a horse – Project ASTRIDE owns several horses that are available. Your $2,000 will pay for the horse’s needs for one year including boar, feed, veterinary expenses, and farrier costs. Monthly sponsorships are also available. As an annual sponsor, you will receive a certificate and picture or your horse to display in your establishment, as well as pictures of the horse at work in the program. You will also receive a Thank-You-Note from one of the horse’s riders.
Become a Side-Walker or Horse-Leader
Project ASTRIDE holds 1-2 volunteer training sessions yearly. You must attend a training in order to volunteer! Volunteers must be 16 years or older and be physically sound enough to walk around a sand footing riding arena for 1/2 hour at a time. Horse handlers MUST have solid horse experience and knowledge.
Become involved otherwise
Project ASTRIDE needs individuals to fundraise and grant write for operating expenses and start-up grants. We need individuals with can help build the future. Board members are welcome from all professions. Strong community ties and involvements are a plus. Project planners who can navigate the “systems” of construction, finance and non profit law are needed. Organized individuals who want to succeed are wanted.
Contact us at (320) 438-2524
or email [email protected]