Our Principles


Rachel Medill set up Ride High in 2008 with the vision that we could change children’s lives for the better using horses.

From the very start there were a few principles that she felt very strongly about, and today these principles underpin everything we do as an organisation:

  • that we should help children on the margins for whom, often, there is no other help available, children who are struggling with daily life and in many cases are desperately sad
  • that Ride High should be a place of consistency, of safety, of support, of friendship and of fun
  • that we should offer a range of activities beyond riding horses to help these children make changes to their skills, confidence and prospects.
  • that for many we should offer a long term programme so that the benefits are sustained and can, in many cases, last a lifetime.