Jayne Clent - Centre Managercentremanager@ridehigh.org
I have recently joined Ride High as the Centre Manager. During the past 16 years I have had the pleasure of supporting families across Milton Keynes through my roles in the education sector and in children and family Centre’s. My passion for delivering the best outcomes for children started in the early years. With a degree in early education, I understand that fulfilment of potential is dependent on well-being. My belief that a person’s future should not be determined by their past led to a 10 year career in children’s and family Centre’s. During that time I witnessed many families overcome a variety of challenges and make positive changes to their lives. I am extremely fortunate to now be a member of the Ride High team and be part of the transformation of young lives.
Hannah Thompson - Children's Managerchildrensmanager@ridehigh.org
I joined Ride High as a Club Leader, working with groups of members in their riding lessons and clubroom sessions. Now as the Children"s Manager I still have the pleasure of working with groups but also play a part in making sure Ride High is reaching the children who need us most, through maintaining relationships with referrers, parents and carers, managing the waiting list and monitoring the progress of those attending sessions. We have a wonderful team here, all of us working together to help our members change their lives.
Animals have always been an essential part of my life and in the past I"ve worked as a class teacher and as an educator for a conservation charity. It is fantastic to be able to bring both of these things together at Ride High and the rewards of working with the children and young people we help are huge.
Mark Robbins - Clubroom Leaderclubleader3@ridehigh.org
My name is Mark and I am one of the Clubroom Leaders here at Ride High. I have the fortunate pleasure of supporting our young people during riding lessons, and working closely together during clubroom sessions. I came to Ride High because I’m passionate about helping young people discover their potential, build confidence within themselves, and become confident working as part of a group. I now have the fantastic opportunity to not only work with the horses, but also to continue to work with young people which I’ve done for over 20 years in different types of environments. Nothing can compare to the sheer joy of seeing our young people grow as individuals and flourish.
Helen Dixon - Marketing and Fundraising Managerhelendixon@ridehigh.org
I'm Helen the Marketing and Fundraising Manager at Ride High. My role at this wonderful charity primarily involves me raising awareness of what we do and generating income to help us continue to support 80 of Milton Keynes most disadvantaged children every week. I have over ten years experience in marketing and events primarily in the education sector. I came to Ride High because I wanted to use my knowledge and experience to make a real difference to peoples live's. I enjoy the variety that every day brings and witnessing the transformation that our children make on their Ride High journey. If you would like to get involved, or have any ideas for marketing and fundraising initiatives please get in touch.
Sam Ball - Business Development Managerbusiness@ridehigh.org
My name is Sam and I’m the Business Development Manager at Ride High. My role involves establishing and sustaining partnerships with schools and agencies, with referrals to our programme. This includes sourcing funding streams to support the work of the charity. I also work with businesses to raise awareness of what we do. This could be a business having us as their charity of the year, supporting us with funding projects and volunteer days at the Centre. All of this work helps generate income to continue supporting 80 of Milton Keynes most disadvantaged children every week. I have 19 years experience in supporting children and families within the education sector and I am passionate about transforming the lives of young people. I have always loved animals and it is amazing to see the positive connection the children have with the horses, during their time at Ride High. If your business, school, or agency would like to work in partnership with us, please get in touch.
Deborah Clancy - Office Coordinatoradmin@ridehigh.org
I spent many of my teen years galloping up Dunstable Downs and going on lots of lovely treks with my friend's horses, and know how therapeutic just hanging out with horses can be. So, I'm really excited to be a member of the Ride High team. I have always worked in the corporate world and when I was made redundant, I decided that I wanted to work for a charity where they make a difference. Well theres no doubt that Ride High makes a huge difference to childrens live's! I saw it within my first week of working here. Although I'm primarily in the office, I often get to help out with the children in their riding lessons or classroom sessions and its so lovely to see them and the horses working together, and the smiles on their faces when they are here at Ride High.
John Chapman - Driver
My name is John. Although my official title is mini bus driver, I also help around Ride High in many other capacities. My main role involves collecting the children from either schools or homes and returning them after their sessions at Ride High. As far as I'm concerned, once they have joined Ride High, they become part of our family and I like to keep that feeling on the mini bus. It is truly an emotionally rewarding career.