Ride High is a registered charity that transforms the lives of disadvantaged children by giving them the opportunity to learn to ride and look after horses and ponies. We effect lasting change in their attitude, wellbeing, self-confidence and life prospects so they become happy, confident young people who are positively engaged in the outside world.
The Ride High Equestrian Centre is Ride High's home but is also a riding school open to the public; offering riding lessons, liveries, school holiday activities and hacking. Situated right in the heart of Milton Keynes, all profits from the riding school support the charitable work of Ride High.
Ride High works with children aged 8-17 in Milton Keynes, particularly those living in the most deprived areas for whom there is no or little support available.
Our children are referred by childcare professionals and all face a variety of challenges that make everyday life a struggle. They may be:
- in foster care
- a young carer
- a victim of abuse or neglect
- NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training).
They all suffer from a severe lack of self-confidence. Ride High offers a unique and innovative approach to engage these children.