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There are a variety of opportunities for volunteers at Sande School of Horsemanship including support during lessons for riders with intellectual and developmental disabilities, tutoring, special events support, fundraising and more! We welcome individuals and groups to volunteer at the barn pending clearance of a background check. Please contact Rhonda Misterek to learn more about volunteer opportunities at:

Thank you for your interest!



Many employers will match your volunteer hours, provide compensation for volunteering and/or match your contributions, including Intel, Daimler, Starbucks and more. Inquire with your employer to find out if there are any opportunities available.


Businesses can support Sande School of Horsemanship in a number of ways - financial contributions, services, discounts of services, providing volunteers for projects and in-kind donation of products.  Business sponsors receive tiered benefits associated with their contribution.  Information on sponsorship tiers and benefits can be found here.


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You can make a tax-deductible donation to Sande School of Horsemanship here (on Paypal) or by cash or check. Please make checks payable to: Sande School of Horsemanship and mail to: P.O. Box 712, St Helens OR  97051.

(Our tax ID# is:27-5028426.)

Help care for our herd and keep student tuition costs down by sponsoring a horse!  Sponsors will receive recognition on stall fronts, on our website and receive a plaque to display at their business.


Full and partial sponsorships are available for 2024; information about sponsorship levels and benefits can be found here.


Contact Sarah at for more information. 

Since our founding as a non-profit in 2010, we have worked to meet our mission to provide accessible equine programs focusing on life skill development for all individuals, including at-risk youth and people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Alternative methods of therapy are especially important to these populations.


We are working to expand our mental health programs and facilities, build two additional mental health offices, and extend our therapeutic riding arena. This expansion will allow us to triple the number of mental health clients we serve and double the amount of therapeutic riding clients we serve.


Find out more information and see renderings.

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