Congratulations to our 2021 and 2022 United Way Volunteers of the Year

KART’s 2021 Volunteer of the Year was Janet Sigler. Managing a program involving therapeutic horses requires a dedication to ensure their readiness to carry riders with special needs. Micah, our star equine, requires grooming, bathing, and human interaction. Janet frequently visited the farm and made sure Micah consistently had the human interaction required. She faithfully performed these duties two times each week, starting June, 2020 and continued through the year until KART was back in session. Janet also assists with individual riders throughout the year when they need the extra support.

Alix Rickloff has been named KART’s Volunteer of the Year for 2022. Alix joined the board in 2010 after seeing for herself how valuable its programs were to Kent County’s students; including her son who began riding with KART in kindergarten. Through the years, she worked with teachers and was an instrumental liaison between KART and the schools. She served as a volunteer at numerous events and took our social media and PR to the next level. After years of dedication, Alix is retiring from KART. She will be greatly missed but will always be in our hearts.

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