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Lucie R.

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Review for Equi-Kids Therapeutic Riding Program, Virginia Beach, VA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

I was able to visit Equi-Kids during my spring break. The university I attend had an Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trip located in the Virginia area and that was the non-profit location we decided to volunteer at. Our experience was beyond amazing. We were involved in many areas of volunteering. We mucked stalls and stables, painted and sealed sheds, performed side walker duties, and much more. Though the work was hard, it was very rewarding. Jennifer, the volunteer coordinator, Daryl, and Jamie were so expressive of their gratitude and let us know just how much of an impact we were making. They celebrated us and were very willing to accommodate our preferences. They were pleasant and friendly and opened up to us on a personal level that people don’t often bother to express. I love Equi-kids and though I don't live in Virginia, if and when I am in the area I will definitely drop in and muck a stall or two :)

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

that I personally experienced the sense of family and love that so many of the riders and the horses need. I heard testimonies of the impact the organization has had in the community from both riders and volunteers.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase the number of volunteers in order to meet the needs of all the riders and workers; hire more barn staff to meet the needs around the barn

Role:  Volunteer & Mucked stalls and stables, barn work, side walker, corporate presentation.