Congratulations John & Courtney! United Way Volunteers of the Year
In 2013 John and Courtney Sjostrom searched opportunities to volunteer together. Friends encouraged them to join KART because it fit their desire to help special needs children. They began as “Sidewalkers” in the arena. John moved to a “Leader” position and Courtney to a classroom instructor. John joined the Board in 2017 and he and Courtney have been instrumental advancing KART’s mission. In addition to their weekly volunteering, they also can be found helping at the annual Horse Show and at most every KART function and fundraising event.   We are fortunate to have them as members of the KART family!

As the backbone of our program, our volunteers groom and tack the horses, lead the horses in the lessons, side walk next to the riders for safety, encourage the riders, fit riders with helmets, and assist in the classroom activities that support the riding lesson.

Riding therapy sessions are held at Worthmore Equestrian Center on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 am-1:30 pm for the schools, and 10 am – Noon for Camp Fairlee.

Not a horse person, but want to volunteer? Away from the barn, KART is always looking for people to help manage fundraising events and community outreach to help pay for the programs.

  • Chestertown Challenge Half Marathon & 5K Walk/Run
  • KART Klassic Golf Tournament
  • Horse Show
  • Volunteer Recruitment
  • Securing Sponsors and Donations

Interested in volunteering or need more information? Contact us at kentridingtherapy@gmail.com or call 410-870-5596

VOLUNTEER HANDBOOK (PDF) – click here to download