Circle C Riding Instructor-In-Training

Volunteers are an integral piece to the Circle C Equestrian Center. Our most popular volunteer program is our Riding Instructor-in-Training program (also known as RIIT program) for girls 13 years and older. Adults with or without a horse background are also welcome into the training program.

As a Riding Instructor-in-Training, you will learn how to teach others about horses. You’ll learn to teach about grooming, leading, riding and caring for horses. In return for your help at the barn, you will have the opportunity to ride, broaden your knowledge of horses and meet friends that share a love for horses!

Being a Riding Instructor-in-Training can be hard work. Volunteers generally help with weekend riding programs. Some of their tasks include: feeding, cleaning stalls, grooming horses, tacking, leading horses on trail rides and assisting in teaching ground and mounted lessons. Volunteers can work as little or as much as they would like. Assistance is usually needed Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. during the school year. If you have questions, please e-mail or call 336-861-1198.

To register for the training below, register online or complete the Event Registration Form. Mail the form to:

Attn: Circle C Program Registration
530 4th St. SW
Hickory, NC 28602


January 10, 2015; registration deadline December 23, 2014 ~ REGISTER NOW!
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Come to Circle C Equestrian Center to learn how to be a Riding Instructor-in-Training (ages 13 or older). As a RIIT, you will learn how to teach others about horses including basic care and riding skills. RIITs must be 13 or older. There will be no horse riding during this event.
BRING: bag lunch, water bottle, clothing (long pants) and footwear (close-toed shoes or boots) suitable for working outside and with horses

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