Upon completing this application, you will be required to submit a Criminal Record Check to the RCMP. There is no cost for volunteers. Please download and print the “CRC Form” below along with photo ID directly to the Terrace RCMP detachment.


Volunteer Application

  • Please direct any questions and concerns regarding volunteering to our volunteer co-ordinator, Lynne Eastman at 250-635-3474
  • Lessons run between 3:00pm and 7:00pm
  • I fully understand each person’s right to have information concerning him or her treated in confidence. I agree to keep all information about riders and volunteers confidential.

Authorization for Emergency Medical Treatment

  • In case of emergency, I consent to Northwest Therapeutic Equestrian Association securing medical treatment/aid including x-rays, surgery, hospitalization, medication and any treatment procedure deemed “life saving” by the physician. This provision will only be invoked if the person(s) above is unable to be reached.

Liability Waiver

  • I acknowledge that the sport of horses is a risk sport and that I am participating at my own risk and in full knowledge of the hazards and potential hazards which are inherent in this sport. I further acknowledge the inherent risk in riding, working around horses (mounted and dismounted) and viewing horse activities, which include bodily injury to both horse and rider which can result from therapeutic riding as well as normal use, competition and schooling. It is hereby also understood that no helmet or protective equipment can protect me against all foreseeable injury. I hereby assume all risk and herby absolve Northwest Therapeutic Equestrian Association, its members, volunteers, and Board of Directors, from all responsibility, liability or claims of any nature and kind which I may have arising from participation in the therapeutic riding program including, but not limited to bodily injury or death, and damage to or loss of my property arising from any cause whatsoever, including negligence of Northwest Therapeutic Equestrian Association or any of its members, volunteers, or Board of Directors. I hereby declare that in signing this document that I have read and fully understand and agree to the terms and conditions stated herein and that it is binding upon my executors, heirs, and assigns.

NWTEA Membership Application

  • At this time NWTEA is only able to accept payment made by cash or cheque. Please make cheques payable to Northwest Therapeutic Equestrian Association.
  • Non-Riding volunteers are no longer required to be members of Horse Council BC. However, it is recommended by NWTEA that volunteers consider the additional insurance coverage. Applications can be made online at www.HCBC.ca or by phone at 1-800-345-8055.



Thank you for your interest in the Northwest Therapeutic Equestrian Association. We hope that you enjoy your experience with the horses, participants, and fellow volunteers.