Ride High was founded by Rachel Medill MBE in 2008 working with just six children. Today Ride High has helped to change the lives and prospects of nearly 1000 children and young people. With the help of dedicated members of staff and volunteers we have done this from a portacabin and three small rooms at a riding school on the outskirts of Milton Keynes. For some time we have been at full capacity with a waiting list of over 90 children and now it’s time to expand.
Ride High has therefore just acquired a 30 year lease on what was Loughton Manor Equestrian Centre but will now be called The Ride High Equestrian Centre.
This 37 acre riding school site, right in the heart of Milton Keynes, will be the permanent home for the charity but will also be a riding school open to the public offering riding lessons, liveries, pony parties and hacking. All the profits from the riding school will support the charitable work of Ride High.
It will be the first public riding school in the UK which exists to change the lives of disadvantaged children so everyone who rides will be helping to change a child’s life.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will the Ride High children move to the Ride High Equestrian Centre?
It will take some months to renovate the house on site to make it suitable for the children. Ride High’s charitable operations will move to the new site over the Christmas period and all activities will start from January 2018. In the meantime there will be no change to the current operations.
What are the advantages to Ride High moving to the new site?
The new site will allow us to:
- provide more space for the charity’s children and staff
- increase the number of children we work with
- teach more stable management skills
- offer high standards of riding tuition
- provide opportunities for children to volunteer and undertake work experience
- lessen the distance many of our children have to travel on our minibus to and from Ride High.
If you have any questions please contact Sam Ball, Centre Manager, Ride High. T: 07507 308943 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org