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Update (4.11.20)

Following the government announcement on Saturday 31st October regarding a second lockdown, Ride High is able to remain open to support its current charity members under the new guidance. Given the vulnerability of our children we are delighted that we are able to continue our work.

We will continue to follow strict helth and safety guidelines on site to keep everyone safe.

Our home the Ride High Equestrian Centre will remain open, but only to the Ride High charity members and its own support groups. It will be closed to commercial clients, although liveries and loaners will still be allowed on site to look after and ride their horses (at pre-scheduled times).

As we're all aware, guidance surrounding the pandemic can change frequently. We will continue to keep you updated on any developments on this page.


Update (27.07.20)

We are delighted to now be able to welcome our members back to Ride High. We have created an interim programme to support them throughout the summer, ahead of their return to school in September.

For now the children will attend on a bi-weekly basis in groups of three (as opposed to the normal eight) so we can continue to adhere to social distancing restrictions.

The ‘Ride High by Post’ programme will continue over the summer.


Update (19.06.20)

We are still unable to run our regular group activities at the Ride High Charity. However, we are currently arranging one-to-one meetings with all our members to explore how they are, how they’ve coped during lockdown, and how we can best support them moving forward. Following our review we are going to build a revised programme that meets their needs and adheres to Government guidelines on CV-19. 

We’ve been supporting our members throughout lockdown with our distance programme and ‘Ride High by Post’ weekly packs, and will continue to do so until normal activities can be resumed.   

Can you support us?

An activity pack contains a fun and educational activity and gives each child something positive to focus on during the lockdown. We estimate that we will send out 720 packs during this crisis. Just £10 will fund two packs,  If you would like to make a donation please visit our CV-19 Crisis Appeal.


Update from Olivia Sugdon, CEO (14.05.20)

We are initiating a phased reopening of the Ride High Equestrian Centre to a restricted number of experienced riders from Monday 18th May.

However, the government’s latest guidance on social distancing means that we are still unable to run our regular group activities at the Ride High Charity.  We are keen to bring our members back as soon as possible and are already planning how to resume activities when the restrictions have been relaxed.  

We know that our members are desperately missing their weekly visits to Ride High. We have revised the Ride High Programme so it can be delivered online to allow us to maintain contact with, and support as many of our members as possible, and we will continue to send out ‘Ride High by Post’ activity packs every week in the mail.

Can you support us?

An activity pack contains a fun and educational activity and gives each child something positive to focus on during the lockdown. We estimate that we will send out 720 packs during this crisis. Just £10 will fund two packs,  If you would like to make a donation please visit our CV-19 Crisis Appeal.

We are all keen to bring our members back to Ride High as soon as possible.  The pandemic is a challenging time for all and I’m very grateful for everyone’s understanding.


Coronavirus Update (24.03.20)

“Following the government’s advice on the need for strict social distancing we are unable to run our regular activities at the Ride High Charity and the Ride High Equestrian Centre.   

We are asking all our Ride High members, clients and volunteers not to come to the site until further notice.    We will be emailing you with more information about cancelled sessions and any future bookings in the next few days.  We will also be posting FAQs on the website and putting out messages on social media.     If you haven’t heard from us by 6th April or have further questions please contact us on 01908 666434.

We will restart sessions in the charity and the equestrian centre as soon as the government says that we can safely do so and will update the website when we have more news.  In the meantime we want to reassure all of you that the horses and ponies will be well looked after by a core staff team. 

These are challenging times for all of us – we are a social organisation and it will be hard not to see the friendly faces of Ride High members, staff, clients and volunteers who are part of the Ride High family.  However, we remain optimistic about our ability to weather the storm and in the meantime we send best wishes to you all and our hope that you stay safe and well.”  

Olivia Sugdon, Chief Executive.

Last updated: 24/03/20


Ride High is closely monitoring the situation regarding Coronavirus and continues to follow Government guidelines from Public Health England in relation to the outbreak.

We remain open as usual, with all of our sessions running as scheduled. Should there be any developments users of our services will be notified directly and updates will be posted on this page.

We are maintaining additional cleaning and disinfection measures and would like to remind all our visitors about the importance of good hand and personal hygiene.

If you are displaying any symptoms of coronavirus or have been directly exposed to the disease please stay at home and call NHS 111. Do not visit Ride High. If you have visited Ride High within 14 days of the symptoms occurring please call Ride High on 01908 696169.

Update: 09/03/20

Children we help each week

88

Total children we have helped so far

1500

+

How many years we have been running

10

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