Kiddy Up Ranch’s dedicated volunteer team is the backbone of our organization.  You don’t need to have horse experience but you need to feel comfortable with the horses and be able to complete tasks independently. There are many areas in which volunteer assistance is appreciated: participating during classes as a horse handler or side walker, providing horse care, grounds maintenance, office duties and special events.  Kiddy Up Ranch needs assistance 7 days a week and operates both mornings and afternoons. Ages 14 years and older.

“The heart of volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others”



Lesson Program
Volunteers assist by leading horses or walking beside riders (sidewalking) during classes. Sidewalkers walk or trot by the side of the horse, assisting the students with his/her balance under the direction of the instructor.
Horse leaders guide the therapy horse in walking, trotting, and halting during the lesson, under the direction of the instructor. Lesson program volunteers must commit to a consistent weekly schedule, coming the same day and time each week, which allows the development of a bond between the volunteer, student, and instructor.
Arena assistant will help set the arena up for each class. Ensuring the arenas are mucked, and clean. This person will also assist the instructor in setting up and creating lesson plan activities.
Horse Care
Volunteers work directly with barn staff to help feed and care for the horses and the facility. This work is suited to those interested in hands-on work with our horses and farm animals, or to high school or college students seeking internships or community service opportunities. Volunteers in the equine program should be willing to commit to a specified, consistent period of time each week.

Special Events
Volunteers serve on event committees and assist with planning marketing, and helping with special events and yearly fundraising. You must be outgoing and have the ability to market and coordinate well with others.

Volunteer Coordinator
* Recruit volunteers using different recruiting various techniques & platforms
* Collect information on qualifications and skills
* Arrange for training orientation
* Manage schedules for everyday activities
* Assign responsibilities as appropriate
* Communicate frequently with volunteers
* Ensure volunteers are satisfied by creating a health working environment / COVID protection and hosting special volunteer events
* Keep and manage records of volunteers’ information and work
* Track volunteers work
* Evaluate volunteers work
* Give constructive feedback and offer additional training and resources for our growing Volunteers .
Facility/Barn Maintenance
Volunteers help with general maintenance, repairs and improvements of the facility, including fencing, painting and equipment operating landscaping, gardening and special project support to our project manager Mr. Todd .
Volunteers assist with quick books , data entry, photocopying, and other support tasks. They also serve as receptionists and help answering phone calls , doing call backs and scheduling .
Shack/ Market
Kiddy Up Ranch has an on-site farmers market. This market is run by our students and staff. The market donations help fund our therapy program each week. This person would need to be outgoing and able to run a register /IPad and help stock the market. Some lifting could be involved. Also maintaining the cleanliness which includes wiping down counters, cleaning fridges , watering and pruning plants as well as greeting and helping customers.
Make a Difference:
Obtain the required forms:
Volunteer Training Manual
Volunteer Registration Form
Kate Bianconi
Kate Bianconi

Left us a 5 star review

Kate Bianconi
May 24, 2024

Had an amazing time at Kiddy Up Ranch! The staff is incredible and the therapeutic riding program made a huge difference for my child. She was apart of horse Powered reading and tiny trotters riding lessons. She has built confidence in her abilities to keep trying to read out loud and sound out words on her own. Highly recommend!

Bobby Horner
May 24, 2024

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Kiddy Up Ranch, and I must say, it was an outstanding experience for both kids and adults alike. This ranch is a gem, offering a unique blend of therapeutic riding, educational programs, and recreational activities that cater to individuals of all ages and abilities. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5/5) If you're in the area, do yourself a favor and visit Kiddy Up Ranch. It's an experience you won't forget!

May 7, 2024
Karen Fowler
May 3, 2024

Absolutely beautiful place. Both ladies really nice and helpful.

Bee Jerabek
February 16, 2024
Bob McNamara
January 31, 2024

OUR FAMILY ABSOLUTELY LOVES THE KIDDY UP RANCH FAMILY!!! 10+ STARS!!! Loving, caring, professional, encouraging, safety-first at all times, and countless more superlatives!!! Under their careful guidance, encouragement, and loving care, our precious great nephew excitedly looks forward to seeing and enjoying these beautiful horses, who lovingly care for him. Truly, answered prayers in so many ways - filling his heart and ours - in so many, unimaginable, ways!!! God bless you and thank you Doug, Tammy and all of the FANTASTIC KIDDY UP RANCH FAMILY!!!

Vicki Griffith
January 21, 2024
Candy Booe-Kass
January 9, 2024
Bill Shallcross
December 16, 2023

We just started attending Kiddy Up Ranch. It's a wonderful facility that's great for kids. Since we just started, I don't have a lot to share yet but so far everyone has been very caring, friendly and professional. It's a great resource for riding and equine therapy.

Donna Green
October 14, 2023

Doug at kiddy up was incredibly helpful with a business photoshoot I had here. He went out of his way to help an elderly client who could barely walk. His answer to any request was "absolutely". It's a beautiful ranch with so many gorgeous animals. Don't sleep on Kiddy Up, it's worth the drive.

Amanda Holtz
July 29, 2023

My granddaughter loves Kiddy Up Ranch! The people there are very friendly, and they offer horse and pony riding lessons, a petting zoo, and many other activities. They also have a local farm store with fresh goods including goat milk, cream, cheese, high-quality beef, etc. My granddaughter is in Tiny Trotters and Horse Powered Reading programs.

Donna Wilhelm
July 12, 2023

I loved this place, and Jeremy,Doug,and Tammy are 💖 wonderful people. This is a must see stop. Thanks again.

Dennis H
June 26, 2023

I enjoy shopping for items here that support the work done to enrich the lives of kids.

Lisa Hulsebosch
June 25, 2023

We went as a part of the DOSP Good Samaritan project ( GSP) what a wonderful mission they have. Kiddy up Ranch is a blessing to so many families. We are truly blessed to have been able to help in a small way with their maintenance work so they had more time with their students. Thank you for all you do Kiddy up Ranch!

Absolutely amazing

Jackie Davis
May 22, 2023

Farm fresh eggs

Black Dragon
May 20, 2023
Gabby Strever
May 18, 2023

This place is so cute! They've got a little petting zoo/farm that had pigs, goats, chickens, bunnies and ducks! There's also a neat little playground next to the petting farm area. They have a little store you can shop from with all sorts of cool stuff like some custom jams and honey! They've got a super cool turkey in the front and he was my 3 year olds favorite thing there 😁 they've got horses as well for riding and such but I'm not sure about the how's and like. Thanks for a fun time guys!

Eli Bilodeau
April 29, 2023

Very impressed.

Talisa Knight
April 28, 2023
Kim Barber
April 12, 2023
Talisa Knight
March 20, 2023
Valerie Beverly
February 20, 2023

Great place. The shop is awesome.. any jam, jelly, salad dressing from local farms you can find here. And cute household stuff.

Mark Reese
February 3, 2023

Doug and Tammy are good people doing a great job with the children. I absolutely recommend them.

Michael Young
February 1, 2023

Son absolutely loves it everytime he is there. Thanks

Chad Pierce
December 30, 2022

Lovely people and always accomodating

Ashlee Zaccheo
December 11, 2022

Kiddy up is an amazing place to learn many things that are needed in life I have been with them for 10 years and I love it.

Ashley Gonzalez
December 11, 2022

Such a great experience! Went for the Christmas festival and had an amazing time! Such fun activities and great decorations ❤️ Such a warm and welcoming atmosphere and my son and his friends had a blast! 10/10 recommend!

Teri Lamunyon
December 4, 2022

Love this place! My son has come around he talks now and he didn't. This place is great

Jacob Bohn
December 2, 2022

W ranch

wind Fall
November 19, 2022

Super Impressed with this ranch. Beautiful landscape. My granddaughter is taking lessons here. The ranch is clean, organized and very professional. The facilities and infrastructure are so convenient. The instructors are very safety conscious. The store is incredible! I bought Duck eggs, cream, butter and jam. Everything great. Love this place definitely coming back.

Patrick Bianconi
October 23, 2022

Very impressed with the quality and care of the staff and trainers at Kiddy Up. Loved the produce and other items in the store.

Joe Scrivani
October 2, 2022

Great people , nice Ranch.

Jennifer Griffin
September 16, 2022

I want to thankyou for an awesome girl scout experience tonight. Our tour was amazing. They taught our girls how approach a horse the right way saddle up a horse, caring for horses our tour guide was very patience with our troops. It was an great experience if I can give them a 20 I would. I recommend them for all your family outings and group experience.thankyou our troop 419.

Katrina Denee
August 22, 2022

My daughter always has a great time.

Pam Zaccheo
August 18, 2022
Bear quintana
August 10, 2022

Such a beautiful peaceful place to come and visit. So quaint with a powerful meaning behind it. Very down to earth place, the lill stores are charming. All the animals they take care of are well loved.

sam stillings
August 10, 2022

Owned and staffed by some of the nicest people you'll ever meet. Walk around and see all the animals and then stop in the little store for various fresh local products and produce. The fresh cows milk is delicious. All for a good cause too

Joe Petrancosta
August 7, 2022
Arturo Silva
June 16, 2022

A great place to enjoy country and farm life, with very friendly and caring people. My son was here in a Summer Camp and he really enjoyed it. 👍 Un gran lugar para disfrutar de la vida en el campo y en la granja, con personas muy amables y cariñosas. Mi nene estuvo aquí en campamento de verano y se lo disfrutó mucho. 👍

Linda Wellman
May 14, 2022
Cindi Howard
May 14, 2022
Donna Orvis
May 4, 2022

We brought our son here years ago when they were at their old facility, and we look forward to bringing him back to the new farm. Tammy and Doug are the BEST and really have a heart for the children they serve, and the animals were always well cared for and loved. Tony can't wait to see you all again !!

Miki S
March 27, 2022
Jacob Bohn
March 18, 2022


Rebecca Harber
March 15, 2022

Found this market on FB, and so glad I did. Super friendly people and doing such a w I needful thing with their theray horses. Not to mention all of their fantastic jellies and hard. I was looking for jalapeño jam and got it plus bacon jam . So fresh and yummy. Make the trip! It's worth it.

Jon Petersen
February 27, 2022

Daughter has been going for years. Great work!

Meghann Martin
February 11, 2022

Life changing place! So happy I brought my child here cannot wait to have her come for more lessons. Beautiful amazing place. What these people do for the community is absolutely unreal