Volunteer Orientation: Volunteer Orientation for Fall 2017 will be held on September 30th at 11am. The rain date for Volunteer Orientation is October 1st at 1pm. Volunteer Orientation will be held at Pattrino Farms, 3225 Cal Bost Road in Midland, North Carolina. Please bring your completed Volunteer Packet which can be found on the Forms Page and a copy of the 2017/2018 Orientation Agenda.



Without our Volunteers, there wouldn’t be a Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program!!”, say Teressa and Phyllis, Founder and Co-Founder of Kids Rein.

This is a very true statement. Volunteers are crucial to the Kids Rein Therapeutic Riding Program.


We are ALWAYS looking for Volunteers with and without horse experience. We need Volunteers that are fun, energetic, and have a heart for our children with special needs. You must be at least 15 years of age to volunteer. All Volunteers must attend a Kids Rein Volunteer Orientation prior to participating in our program.  Upcoming Volunteer Orientation sessions will be posted on our Calendar and Facebook Page.

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer with our program, please click on the Forms Page to download a printable copy of the Volunteer Packet. Your packet needs to be filled out and returned to us by the first day you volunteer.


Please consider volunteering!!!!!  You will have a lot of fun and brighten up someone’s day.

Thank you to all of our current and past Volunteers for “Making a Difference in the Life of a Child with a Disability!”




Eagle Scout Troop 162 came out this Summer and built us new bleachers. A BIG thank you to Troop 162’s Eagle Scouts and to the Tilley family for all you do for Kids Rein! Interested in donating your time to Kids Rein? Contact us to find out how to set up a work party!!






Volunteer Spotlight


Rachel assisting a Kids Rein rider with tacking her horse before her lesson begins.

Rachel has been volunteering with Kids Rein since 2009. She initially chose to volunteer with Kids Rein to satisfy her horse fix after moving to Charlotte from Virginia. It wasn’t long before Rachel found a deeper connection to the charity than just the horses. “Seeing the progress the children make is just phenomenal. Their smiles, the bond they form with the volunteers and horses…  the experience is irreplaceable.” When not volunteering with Kids Rein, Rachel spends her free time visiting various locations in Charlotte with her therapy dog Lucy. When asked what advise she would give to someone on the fence about volunteering, she replied, ”Just do it, it is worth every minute. Kids Rein is one big family. There is a place for everyone, and at the end of the day you just feel enlightened and accomplished.”

Thank you Rachel for everything that you do. We are so glad to have you as a part of the Kids Rein family!!