‘It allows young people who don’t have other opportunities the place to thrive.’
Summerfield Stables started nearly 50 years ago to provide access to horses for local children who otherwise would not have this opportunity. What started as a few rescue ponies and donkeys soon grew and the stables is now run predominantly by volunteers.
What is Summerfield Stables?
Summerfield Stables has continued this amazing work over the years, particularly focusing on providing sessions children with disabilities and those who are at risk of exclusion from school. Young people are referred to Summerfield Stables by their families, schools, therapists and mental health facilities, as well as many others.
Horse riding is extremely beneficial to many young people, particularly these vulnerable groups as it can increase confidence and resilience, as well as encouraging team work and communication. Despite the benefits, many of these young people and their families are not in a position to afford horse riding sessions and the stables wants to provide an inclusive environment for young people to enjoy horse riding with their peers, make new friends and learn a new skill.
If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?
Summerfield Stables currently has a waiting list of young people and £2,000 would provide 148 horse riding sessions for free for people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to participate in this opportunity, making a difference to the lives of the people who need the stables the most. These sessions would be specifically tailored towards training for British Horse Society exams which are a nationally recognised qualification, supporting young people on the journey to employment.
Where can people go to find out more about Summerfield Stables?
Georgina Urwin, Director
Tel: 07380 533 118