Georgian Riding Association for Challenged Equestrians
Volunteers Are the Heart and Soul of G.R.A.C.E.
They are an integral part of the program and of special events, without whom
G.R.A.C.E. simply could not operate.
Their help is greatly appreciated.
Volunteers are integral to the continued success and well-being of GRACE and we
benefit from the generosity and support of more than 65 volunteers each year!
Experience with horses is not a necessary qualification for GRACE volunteers,
however, all volunteers must be at least 13 years of age. Volunteers receive in-
depth orientation and training, and for volunteers who are shy around horses,
there are a variety of other vital roles to be filled. Most volunteers do find,
however, that the horses are so wonderful they eventually enjoy working with
them in class, and getting them ready in the barn, learning new skills as a perk of
What does a GRACE volunteer do?
GRACE volunteers fill a variety of roles, including:
-Leading a horse, based on instruction
-Side walking with a horse and rider to ensure the safety of the rider, based on
-Supporting special events – on a committee, as an event volunteer, or