About Ride High

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.

Our history

Rachel Medill MBE 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 key principles that she felt very strongly about, and today these principles underpin everything we do as an organisation:

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

Our vision, mission and values


To transform the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people.


To support a minimum of 300 children and young people per year in Milton Keynes and to expand our offering within the next five years by opening at least one more site.


  • Encouraging
  • Achieving
  • Belonging
  • Inspiring