Volunteers play a vital role in our therapeutic horseback riding program. Volunteers do not need prior experience with horses or helping the disabled.

Volunteers may assist with student riding lessons by leading the horses or side-walking with the students to steady the rider as needed. Volunteers are also utilized in barn upkeep and horse care, such as feeding, grooming, cleaning stalls, etc. Volunteers are also needed for fundraising events.

EEU mandates participation in an ANNUAL training and orientation program for every volunteer. Volunteers must be 16 years of age to lead an equine during lessons and to side-walk.

For more information contact:

Marie Podrebarac at 708-724-5352 (marie.sutor@yahoo.com) or Sue Dickson at 219-201-9015 (botanicalanimal220@yahoo.com).




EEU Instructors are certified by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH). For more information please visit the PATH Website.

EEU Provides a comprehensive training and orientation program to help volunteers better serve our students.


2017 Lesson Schedule:

Spring Session: (8 weeks) April 3 – May 27

Student Recognition Day:        June 10

Fall Session: (8 weeks) September 11 – November 4

Student Recognition Day:        November 11

Upcoming Volunteer Training Dates:

Thursday, March 2nd, 6pm to 8pm

Sunday, March 5th, 3pm to 5pm

Tuesday, March 7th, 6pm to 8pm

Wednesday, March 8th, 6pm to 8pm

Saturday, March 11th, 10am to 12pm

Monday, March 13th, 5pm to 7pm

Thursday, March 16th, 6pm to 8pm

Sunday, March 19th, 3pm to 5pm

Tuesday, March 21st, 6pm to 8pm

Wednesday, March 22nd, 6pm to 8pm

Saturday, March 25th, 10am to 12pm

Monday, March 27th, 5pm to 7pm

“Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.”  ~ 
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