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Here are some testimonials from our wonderful volunteers on why they love volunteering at Shiresmill.

Recently, I started volunteering at Shiresmill and this was mainly for my Duke of Edinburgh, however, I have been around horses for years. I enjoy seeing all the riders in their element and relaxing around all the big horses. I have made lots of friends with horses and people and I am looking forward to seeing everyones improvements over the years. 


I like coming to Shiresmill because I like to work with the horses and everybody is friendly. 


I started volunteering at Shiresmill a year and a half ago. It was the best decision I ever made. I have made some great friends and great bonds with the ponies. I love seeing the difference riding makes to the children and seeing them develop. 


I started volunteering for my Duke of Edinburgh award and also for work experience with horses as I want to be a vet. I enjoy seeing all the riders developing and enjoy riding the ponies. Everyone is very friendly and it is always fun at RDA! 

Volunteer Testimonials - Rebecca

“Hi there! I'm Rebecca and I started volunteering at Shiresmill Therapy Riding Centre in October 2015.”

I was drawn to the centre as I'd always loved horses, and although I had ridden in my youth, I knew little about horse care.  Volunteering at the centre has been the perfect way for me to learn.  The ponies are gorgeous, each with their own little personality, and there are so many knowledgeable, friendly people who take the time to share their skills and make you feel part of the team. From making up feeds, grooming and tacking up, to training the ponies for their work in lessons, I feel I've learned so much, met some great people and grown my skills and confidence.  I've even got back into riding!  If you're thinking about volunteering at Shiresmill, I'd say go for it!

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