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Dear Potential Volunteer -

Just wanted to send you a quick note of THANKS for your interest in volunteering with Central Kentucky Riding for Hope!   CKRH has several different volunteer opportunities that can fit into anyone’s busy schedule - you don’t have to change your life to make a difference.  

If you have not already done so, please click the link to complete the On-line Application.   Once you have completed the on-line volunteer application, the next step is for you to attend our mandatory orientation training session.  If you are a current volunteer at CKRH and need to update your information use the Annual Update Form.

Orientations/Hands on training will be once a month. Please see the online calendar for dates and times.

Orientation includes an overview of Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, who we serve, our horses, and our policies and procedures.  It also includes a tour of the facility.  During Orientation volunteers will choose a role(s) they are interested in, and will be scheduled for an additional training specific to that role. Roles may include sidewalker, horse leader (experience required), barn wrangler, office or special events volunteer, etc.  During all training sessions, you will get dusty, muddy and your shoes may get wet.  Please dress appropriately for this along with dressing for the weather.  Layers are best and closed toe shoes are a must!

When you come in the main entrance of the Horse Park, please tell the attendant that you are coming to CKRH and they will not charge you. I have included directions to our facility: (Do NOT use GPS or Mapquest with our physical address, it will take you to a private farm, next to CKRH, with NO ACCESS to CKRH!)

  • Enter the Horse Park, at the main gate and go ¾  way around the roundabout to Cigar Lane
  • Continue onto Cigar Lane.
  • Follow Cigar Lane to Walt Robertson Drive (Just past the Alltech Arena)
  • Turn LEFT onto Walt Robertson Drive
  • Follow Walt Robertson Drive past the Secretariat Center
  • Turn RIGHT into our driveway (There will be a sign “Central Kentucky Riding for Hope”.)
  • Please enter the building through the volunteer  entrance (middle of the building) and come to the Program Room 



If at any time you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, I am always happy to help.  Thank you again for your interest in our program.  Please remember to RSVP for your orientation.  We all look forward to meeting you during your training sessions and getting to know you better!


Vickie Palmer
Volunteer Coordinator 
Central Kentucky Riding for Hope


Contact Information:

PO BOX 13155
Lexington, KY 40583
Phone:859.231.7066 | Fax: 859.252.5016
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