OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT RYERSS
Frequently asked questions
How can I become a Ryerss volunteer?
How much time does a volunteer need to give?
There are a few volunteers who come and help several times a week, faithfully, all year long. There are several volunteers who are able to give us one or two days a week, and many who can offer to be here at least twice a month. All are valuable and appreciated for the time they are willing to give!
What sort of tasks do Ryerss volunteers do?
I have no experience around horses. Can I still become a Ryerss volunteer?
It is not necessary to have experience with horses, only to love them! There are many chores to be done around Ryerss Farm that do not involve direct contact with the horses (see list above). If you eventually would like to do more hands-on work with our horses, this is possible as you gain experience and training from our helpful and capable staff and fellow volunteers.
This is a fun way for individuals, families, and groups to help a horse.
For just $500 a year, you can sponsor one of our residents. Stop by the farm and choose a horse you’d like to sponsor. (The farm is open daily from 10:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m.) Or, click on the Residents button to the left to read about the horses living at Ryerss. Then, print out a Sponsorship Form (available below), fill it out and send it to Ryerss Farm along with your payment.
REMEMBER RYERSS IN YOUR WILL
If you would like to help the horses by naming Ryerss Farm in your will, the following wording is suggested by our legal counsel: “I bequeath to Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines, presently located at Ryerss Farm, 1710 Ridge Road, Pottstown, PA 19465, the sum of _____ dollars (or description of property, whether real estate, stocks, bonds, or savings certificates, etc.).”
DONATION AND SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS
Did you know horses need their hooves trimmed every 6-8 weeks? Treat your favorite horse to a Ryerss pedicure!
A brass plaque with your loved one’s name will be placed on the door of one of the stalls.
Personalized bench with an inscription for visitors to enjoy watching the heard in the field.
Sponsor a horse for one year
Enjoy visiting, grooming, and petting the horse you are sponsoring.
Donate a brass plate in memory or honor of a friend or animal.
Greener Pastures Plate
Buy a plate for an animal who has "Gone to Greener Pastures.
Memory Board Plate
Buy a plate for our memory board.
Click on "Donation Options" for more information and samples of each option. To make a donation, print out a Donation Response Form (available below), fill it out and send it to Ryerss Farm along with your payment.
Ryerss Farm and all our wonderful horses need YOU and your own unique gifts! Please consider becoming a Ryerss Volunteer. DO IT TODAY! Your efforts will be rewarded many times over by the joy and personal fulfillment that comes with knowing that you are making a difference and helping a cause that you consider worthwhile!
Volunteers are very special people! They come from all walks of life. They may be retired or still working in careers outside of Ryerss. They come to Ryerss because they love the horses. Volunteers come in all ages, shapes and sizes! They offer their talents, their ideas, and many times work tirelessly “above and beyond the call of duty” to see a job to the end.