CALL TO ACTION: Volunteers needed!

CALL TO ACTION: Volunteers needed!

NKT is looking for volunteers for both lessons and an upcoming trivia night!

Join our team of fantastic volunteers who help our horses and riders succeed! NKT lesson volunteers assist getting the horses prepared for therapeutic riding lessons, lead the horses or side walk during lessons and assist with the un-tacking of each horse. Volunteers get to work one-on-one with students and play an essential role in their experience! Horse experience is not required, but must be at least 14 years old.

To ensure the safety of our volunteers, riders, horses and facility, all NKT volunteers must complete an annual volunteer training and emergency procedures course. One annual training is required to volunteer. Please contact Theresa to register and RSVP at the facebook link below!


NKT will also be hosting a trivia night on February 23rd at the Holiday Inn in Rock Island. We’re looking for volunteers to help in planning this event! If you’re interested in helping with planning, please feel free to contact Theresa at (309) 764-4220 or From there we can get you involved with our planning process so we can have a fun, successful night!

Sign up today for the first lesson season of the year!


February 26th begins our first Session of the 2018 lesson season and we are now scheduling students. If you or someone you know is interested in therapeutic riding lessons, please contact Theresa to make arrangements. 309-764-4220

ALL registration will be done one-on-one with staff. Be the first to register and save your spot!

Volunteers: We need you! Keep an eye out for Volunteer Training dates!


Holiday Open House & Tack Sale!

As the riding season ends and the holiday season approaches, come to NKT for an open house and tack sale! Pick up some of those items you need at a discounted price! Saddles, bridles, bits, stirrups, adaptive equipment, winter blankets, dressage girths and much, much more is available for sale! All proceeds benefit New Kingdom Trailriders.

Tours available.

Anyone who would like to donate extra tack for the sale may drop it off between 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday-Thursday before November 30.


Are you interested in volunteering with us, but are unsure what to do, when lessons are offered and when you would be needed? Come to our Volunteer Training on June 10 from 9:00am-12:00pm. You will learn all the necessary skills to work with our horses and students!

Please register for the training through your volunteer account.

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11745451_428887413962357_6803670049886104566_nWe are in EXTREMELY HIGH need of volunteers for Session 3!

We need 3 Monday volunteers, 12 Tuesday volunteers and 7 Thursday volunteers!

Our program cannot function without volunteer help. If you would like to volunteer but have not been to volunteer training, our next training will be on Friday, May 19 from 5:00-7:00.


Please contact Theresa at with questions and to sign up for training!


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March 10, 2017 – March 10, 2017

18929 81st Street

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On Friday March 10, 2017 NKT will host its FIRST Trivia Night! Tickets are $10 per person or a table for $80. Bring your own snacks, cash bar will be available for all drinks! We will have a silent auction, 50/50, and prizes! All proceeds benefit our therapeutic horseback riding and equine assisted activities for people in the Quad Cities with disabilities and challenges. Call or email the office to reserve your table today or for questions, 309-764-4220 or
Checks for reservations can be mailed to:
18929 81st Street
Sherrard, IL 61281


NKT Volunteer Training

2017 Volunteer Trainings

Calling all volunteers!  Volunteer trainings will start in January 2017!  We have  more dates available this year so please plan on attending a full training.  This year NKT will NOT be doing mini or private trainings as the volunteers are not prepared enough for lessons and it is a risk for everyone involved.  In order for you to volunteer you MUST attend a full training!  Just click on the link below to register for a training session!  PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU DRESS APPROPRIATELY FOR THE WEATHER, PART OF THE TRAINING WILL BE IN UNHEATED AREAS OF THE FARM.

Training #1 – January 14 – 9-Noon

Training #2 – February 4 – 9-Noon OR 1-4

Training #3 – April 8 – 9-Noon

Training #4 – June 10 – 9-Noon

Training #5 – August 26 – 9-Noon

18929 81st Street

Sherrard, IL 61281


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Excitement is in the air for Lessons in 2017


There is excitement and anticipation in the air so that can only mean that the riding registration is about to OPEN.  Thanks to our amazing facility, we are able to offer lessons earlier this year and are so excited to start riding in February!!!  Everyone has been working extra hard to get the horses, arena, and equipment ready for the riders.  If you have not signed up yet but want to volunteer get registered for a 2017 training…it’s not to late!

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Parents this year will be required to attend one orientation as well.  This will help you know what is going on with NKT throughout the year and how we can partner with each other to make NKT more awesome!  Dates available are January 20th & 28th, March 16th, May 19th, and August 26th.  Please mark you calendars now to attend a session before your student starts riding!

Our 2nd Annual event we are super excited to be hosting is a Special Needs Easter Egg hunt.  This event is open to the community, you do not have to be a rider or know a rider in order to come out to this event.  It is going to be held this Saturday, April 8th at 1:00 in the afternoon.  If you plan on coming out please dress appropriately (it is a farm) and make sure to bring something to collect those eggs in.  This event will take place rain or shine.  If you are interested in helping out, we will NOT turn anyone away.  Please contact the barn for details.


As always, we want to send out a sincere thank you to all our volunteers, families, riders, and sponsors.  Without the love and support of all of you New Kingdom Trailriders would not be the success it is today.

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giving tuesdayNKT is Participating in #GivingTuesday and received a MATCH up to $1000 for any donation made today!!!
Be a part by making your donation on November 29, 2016 #GivingTuesday
On Tuesday, November 29, people around the globe are going to show their support for their favorite nonprofit during #GivingTuesday. On that day, every donation will help NKT claim our share of donations. But we need your help.
1. On November 29 donate on our fundraising page,
2. Like us and share our page on Facebook, to follow our updates and follow us on Twitter @nktriders.
3. Spread the word! Forward this email to your family and friends along with a personal note as to why you believe in NKT, and why they should give on November 29.
Help us show the world the power of the horse and how they change lives. Tell your friends and family why you think they should donate to us. Please consider supporting NKT so that we can continue to uplift and inspire our riders just like Katie!

Katie Moore
New Kingdom Trailriders (309)764-4220 | |


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