Hallie CatNew Beginnings!

Our Volunteers have always been the heart and soul of Equestrian Arts Foundation.  As a matter of fact, EAF has no paid employees.  When necessary, we pay professional contractors to perform specialized jobs.  Other than that, our voluteers are the heads, hearts, and hands that keep our mission moving forward.

Equestrian Arts Foundation was founded in Dayton, OH in 2004; however, because of relocation we are beginning again as a "start up" in the Charlotte, NC area.  This means that we are building a new family of volunteers in a new community from the ground up.  We are pretty excited!  Who doesn't love fresh new beginnings?!


Who Can Volunteer?

We welcome all adults who have a desire to contribute!  If there are young people who would like to contribute, as well, we ask that they be 13 years old or older and team up with one of their parents to volunteer together.


We Need:

  • Volunteer BoothLeaders & Organizers - We need a handful of peolpe who want to make a significant impact and play a major role in the operation of EAF.  These people are worth their weight in gold in terms of generosity, skill sets, dedication, and drive.  You know who you are.  We're waiting for you!

    Volunteer Coordinator - Fundraising Coordinator - Event Coordinator - Social Media & Advertising Coordinator - Program Manager for Equine Assisted Development

  • A Treasurer - Equestrian Arts Foundation needs a Treasurer.  This is an officer position on our Board of Trustees and a position of trusted responsibility.  We are looking for an accountant, CPA, or equivelant experience willing to work with us long term.  We're just starting, so the time commitment should be minimal.
  • Facility Care & Improvement - We have a lovely 10 acre horse farm that needs to be turned into a business facility.  We're looking for people with an eye for detail who aren't afraid to get a little dirty and come up with great ideas.  We have a riding arena, a horse obstacle course, tackroom and office, and social areas in the works.  Lots to be done!

    Landscaping - Removing Branches & Debris From Pastures - Running Weedeater - Cleaning & Organizing - Painting - Building Things

  • Pony RideHorse Handlers - We are looking for just 2-4 people to assist Maria in handling our horses for events, day to day care, grooming, exercise, etc.  Must be open to learning the principles of natural horsemanship and/or equitation science.  We are happy to train anyone with the desire to learn and the ability to make a commitment to 2-4 hours per week.

    Must be at least 16 years old.

  • Photographer/Videographer - We can never have too many pictures or videos.  We have some equipment, or you can use your own.  If you want to come out and shoot, call or text Maria at (937)554-4116 and we'll set up a time.

Volunteer Training

All Volunteers begin by attending a free Volunteer Training Workshop.  These are held once a month as an orientation for new volunteers and to continue the training of existing vounteers.  

Contact us to see when the next Training Workshop is scheduled and reserve your place.  Bring a friend!

Start Here!

A good place to start is to fill out the General Registration Form.  There is a question at the end that lets you tell us about your skills, what you want to do, and how we can help you get started.

Once we receive your form submission, we'll contact you to follow up and schedule a training day.  Pretty simple!

Join Our Team!

handsEquestrian Arts Foundation is looking for a few dedicated individuals who are interested in being a part of our vision.  If you have time and/or expertise that you would like to contribute, we would love to hear from you!  Contact Us.