Make a difference, make new friends, have fun!

You have no experience with horses? No problem. Anyone over the age of 14 can be a volunteer. We will provide all necessary training. Please go to the link Volunteer - Application Form, download the PDF, fill it out and send it to us at P.O. Box 4991, Palos Verdes, CA 90274. We will contact you within a few weeks and schedule you for the next available orientation.

We're currently looking for volunteers for several upcoming events! For more info please go to the link Events!

We need all kinds of volunteers!

  • Horse Groomers: clean and groom horses, put tack on horses (saddle, bridle, etc) and remove tack

  • Side Walkers: there are usually two side walkers. They walk beside the hip of the rider and assist in the lesson. This may involve verbal repetition of the instructor's direction,  and physical assistance. Side walkers are also trained how to perform an emergency dismount if the rider has problems.

  • Horse Leaders: the leader is in charge of guiding the horse around the ring. In the case of adept riders, the leader walks beside the head of the horse as a safety precaution, but allows the rider to perform all the steering of the horse.

  • Office Volunteers: file and/or assist with office work

  • Event Volunteers: plan and help at our annual Country Carnival, or local horse shows (for dates and locations please go to the link Events)

  • Social Media Assistants: take pictures for our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Lessons are held on

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2 pm to 5 pm.  Summer lessons are held in the morning 9 am to 1 pm due to the heat. 

  • Saturdays from 9 am and 1 pm

  • Our next session starts on Tuesday, March 31 and ends on Saturday, June 6.

  • Visit the link Session Dates for more detailed information

Read more about us!

Dianne Rose-Soloman wrote a great article with lots of information about Ride to Fly.

Click on the link to read more.


Have more questions?

Email Nancy Kreiner, our Volunteer Coordinator at

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