Cost of project
Summerfield Stables is a community group that has been established over forty-three years. Its aim is to encourage children and young people in the Yardley Wood area of Birmingham to understand and interact with horses. The young people who visit the stables are mostly between the ages of seven and fifteen and come from the surrounding areas, including Hall Green, Balsall Heath, Kings Heath and Billesley. The stables also encourage children with both mental and physical disabilities. The organisation is not for profit and we are currently applying for registered charity status. The stables is run by volunteers and there are no paid members of staff.
What is Summerfield Stables?
They aim to increase the confidence and practical skills of children and young people through working with the horses. Summerfield Stables believe that working with these animals helps them to learn to follow instructions and to practice teamwork. Many horses at Summerfield are rescued, so there is an organisational focus on reschooling. However most of the horses enjoy competing in local shows on a fairly regular basis and the experience for young people is very much like owning their own ponies, whilst at the same time learning to share them and help others.
If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?
Following a theft, Summerfield Stables would like to buy a converted shipping container in order to create a secure area to store saddles and equipment. Also to use as an office and classroom for young and disabled children to come inside in the winter to learn and keep warm.
Where can people go to find out more about Summerfield Stables?