How Do I Join The Volunteer Horse Patrol (VHP)?After reading about us below, if you wish to be added to our trainee list for next March, send your name and email address to UnitLeader@smcvhp.org. You'll be contacted in February to confirm your attendance.
In order to Join the VHP, you must meet the following General Requirements:
- Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and have a qualified horse available to them.
- A qualified horse should be experienced on trails, sound and in good condition, and calm enough to work safely with other horses and people.
- Prospective volunteers attend two evening training sessions (not on horseback) with park staff in March.
- Trainee and horse ride along with a patrolling member in April.
- Volunteer and horse successfully complete a qualification ride in May.
Please see our 2015 VHP Flyer for more information.
You can also request a copy of our Training Packet be sent to you. We have a convenient form that you can submit on our "Contact Us" page to request a copy.
Many Of Our 2014 New VHP Graduates Along With Parks Staff Members:
Our 2013 New VHP Graduates with Parks Superintendant Scott Lombardi:
3 of our 2012 New VHP Graduates:
2011 New VHP Graduates:
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