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Closed 31/07/2020

raised of £5,000 target by 167 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,726 to Support our wonderful school horses through the current health crisis

    Stafford UK
    Funded on Friday, 31st July 2020

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    We are still here! Our wonderful students are keeping the horses ticking over for when you can all return. With your very generous help we are managing to keep all of the horses fed and happy. It will take years to recover financially from this, but we are determined, and kept positive by all of your kind messages and support. Thank you.

    Here at Ingestre we have fifty wonderful horses who have helped thousands of riders achieve their dreams. We are working hard to ensure that they can continue to do so when life returns to normal. Feeding, footcare and veterinary attention for fifty horses is very costly and with our income reduced to zero is proving extremely difficult to manage. We are appealing for help from clients old and new, old friends and people we have yet to meet! Our aim is to be able to maintain all of the horses during this terrible time in order that they will be fit and well and ready to continue their vital role in the development of riders of all levels once the virus is under control.

    If we can reach our target of £5,000 we can cover the majority of our feed bill for the next few weeks. If we raise more we might cover all of it and the hay bill! We are hoping to be able to maintain all of our horses and ponies and keep jobs open for our fantastic staff. In normal times our overheads are approximately £4,500 per week. Now, three weeks in to lock down we are beginning to recognise that our future seriously hangs in the balance. We are extremely grateful for all of the donations that are helping us to keep going.


    Alongside our fundraising we are also running a free prize draw for which we have had some fantastic prizes donated:

    The prize draw is open to all.

    To enter simply donate, making sure you leave your email address, or send an email to

    Some of the prizes offered already are:

    Holidays - 3 nights in France to include a wine tour (excluding travel), a weekend in "Mares" at Ingestre Lodges and a week in "Hornbeams" holiday cottage in Tixall.

    Amazing Jewellery

    A meal for four at the English Indian Resaurant

    A prize offered by Allen and Page feed merchants

    Lesson vouchers

    Tickets to elite competitions

    Tickets to the Great Yorkshire show

    Training sessions with elite coaches

    Bottles of Champagne

    Boots and bandages

    Premier Equine Vouchers

    Mears Animal Feeds Vouchers

    We are still being offered some fabulous prizes for our draw. We will produce a full list prior to the completion which will be as soon as we can open again. If you would like to donate a prize for our draw please email



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      • Anonymous


        Jul 12, 2020

      • Anonymous


        Jul 4, 2020

        Just wishing you all the best!

      • Anonymous


        Jun 16, 2020

        hope this small donation helps xx


      • Anonymous


        Jun 8, 2020

      • Anonymous


        May 28, 2020

      • Polly Macmillan

        Polly Macmillan

        May 22, 2020

        Keep safe x


      • Michele Kurth

        Michele Kurth

        May 13, 2020

        Thank you for working so hard to keep the horses fit & healthy.

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      Tim Downes

      Tim Downes

      Stafford UK

      Ingestre Stables is one of the UKs leading Equestrian Centres.

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