At the Grand Valley Horse Rescue, we find it very important to not just teach riding lessons but complete horsemanship. Children will learn how to take care of the horses, learn to train horses, and learn to ride horses.
Each member can choose their membership level: Herd Member or Drop In Barn Member.
During your scheduled time you can expect to get a lesson on a horse, clean a stall, groom a horse, feed the horses, give lessons to those less experienced, and help out with any chore needed around the barn.
Ahead of time, each rider is required to sign up with Memaw to schedule time and complete the waiver.
Each session, the rider is required to wear a helmet, long pants, boots, and an appropriate top.
We have so many volunteer opportunities at Grand Valley Horse Rescue. If you are interested in any of the volunteer positions, please fill out the volunteer form below.
Opportunities include but are not limited to:
Teaching riding lessons
Serving on the board
$150 per month
As a herd member, you will receive one to four time slots per week at the barn. Each time slot will be 2-3 hours. Time is to be scheduled through Memaw. As these students progress, they will be invited to participate in local gymkhanas and dressage shows. These students will also be required to volunteer at fundraising events throughout the year. This membership is a continual commitment. If you choose to take a break, your spot could be filled with waitlisted members.
Drop in Barn Member
$40 per session
As a barn member, you will receive one 2 hour session at the barn. Time is to be scheduled through Memaw. During your time at the barn you will receive a riding lesson as well as help with chores to take care of the horses for the day. This is only offered to those who have completed the horsemanship program.
Additional donations are always accepted
to feed all these hungry horses!