1. Complete the volunteer application, waiver and background check (no fee).
2. Must be at least 18 years old and pass the background check.
3. Schedule an interview and orientation between 11am-3pm, Monday-Friday.
Equine: Get up close and personal with our beloved horses! Help with general stable duties such as washing, mucking, grooming and harnessing. Volunteer in the Hall of Champions with our celebrity horses, with over 40 different breeds in the Horses of the World, in the Big Barn with draft horses, the Kids' Barn or Farrier Shop. You will get your boots dirty!
Hands-on Trainings are offered to volunteers with limited experience and provide an opportunity to gain valuable skills and confidence while being taught by one of our equine specialists. Volunteers learn about horse behaviors, barn and pasture safety, grooming, haltering and leading.
Park Representative: Volunteers advise and direct guests on how to best enjoy their time at the Park. Help at the daily shows, give tours and assist with special events! Help visitors navigate the grounds and provide information about activities, programs and equine presentations.
Tour guides give interpretive tours on foot and on shuttles to the thousands of adult and school groups that come to the Park each year.
Special Event volunteers provide information at booths, advise visitors, take tickets, register guests, sort t-shirts, stuff goodie bags, direct 5k runners, run activity stations, handle mini horses, hand out giveaway items and drive shuttles.
Assist with merchandising and decorating in the Gift Shop and Tack Shop or with registration, cleaning sites and shuttling at the Campground.
Behind the Scenes: Volunteers help with office duties, landscaping, general maintenance and the vital preparation for special events. Contribute in the International Museum of the Horse on projects including exhitibitons, archive, library, research and conservation.
July 4 - Mustang Troop 4th of July Parade in Lexington
July 14 - Battle in the Saddle Celebrity Team Penning Event
July 27 - Hats Off Day
September 7 - Cross Country Schooling Day
October 19 & 26 - Halloween at the Campground
November 21 - Southern Lights Stroll
November 22 - December 23 - Southern Lights Holiday Festival
The Volunteer Center is complete! Found in the Visitor Center, this central location is exclusively used as a volunteer hub. The center will standout to park visitors who might be interested in becoming a part of our volunteer family and is a place for existing volunteers to relax, socialize and serve.
Stop by and check it out!
, Volunteer and Outreach Manager, (859) 259-4267