Teaching Assistants at Grovespring Farm

Teaching Assistants are student volunteers who help with lessons. In order to become a teaching assistant a student must demonstrate that they:

  • Can catch, groom and tack a horse correctly, following the procedure we use here at Grovespring.
  • Can adjust stirrups, mount and dismount properly.
  • Know and can demonstrate the correct aids on the elementary level.
  • Know and use basic trail safety.
  • Teaching Assistants must pass the ANRC introductory level program ride and be working toward the novice level ride.

Grovespring Farm, Culpeper, VA 540-727-0271