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Urban Equestrian

Urban Equestrian is crowdfunding

raised of £150,000 target by 115 supporters

Weʼre raising £150,000 to help support our new Equestrian Centre and the continuation of delivering our equestrian programmes/services

16 days to go

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The Urban Equestrian Academy is overjoyed to announce that we now have our very own Equestrian Centre. This is us dipping a toe in the ocean of the world of equestrianism as we continue our journey and adventure. The Urban Equestrian is a groundbreaking social enterprise. Our specialist equine programmes provide the perfect gateway for young and old to experience the world of equestrianism in Leicester and the UK. We are raising £150,000 to help continue to deliver our specialist equestrian projects to urban communities. From caring for and looking after our horses, supporting our team of hardworking staff and volunteers, ensuring we can maintain our riding school and also deliver our services throughout Leicester... your donations make this all possible.

We aim to defeat social exclusion and open doors that have not been visibly present before in the equestrian world. Our ethos is focused on widening participation of those with the least experience in the equestrian world and also individuals who have the least access to it.

Our services are especially beneficial to inner-city children, faith groups, specialist organisations and specific communities such as BAME communities.

One of the main barriers to accessing equestrianism for these particular groups is cost, transport and accessibility.

We aim to overcome these particular accessibility barriers, and continue to widen the participation in Leicester and Leicestershire by allowing us to provide and expand on our key services and find innovative and new ways to keep our community active and inspired.

Your donation will directly help us:

- Enable us to maintain our new Equestrian Centre and support our team and volunteers as they continue to deliver our programmes/services.

- Continue to develop and deliver our riding services in Leicester with the addition of more programmes to reach the wider community.

- Purchase a 2nd minibus to enable more young people to access our programmes/ services and projects

- Expand equestrian opportunities for ethnic minorities and urban communities throughout the UK by replicating our methods, philosophy and principles in other cities (Social Franchising)

- Secure an even bigger land base in the future to build our own Centre Of Excellence Academy Centre enabling us to offer all of our services within one central community hub.

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    • Ben Smith

      Ben Smith

      Jul 30, 2020

      This is to help support all the amazing work that Urban Equestrian Academy undertakes.


    • Margaret Lloyd

      Margaret Lloyd

      Jul 26, 2020


    • Wajeeda


      Jul 26, 2020

      Great work keep it up!


    • Fran


      Jul 21, 2020

      Fantastic project - so glad to see more people in Leicester & the surrounding area able to have fun with horses. Good luck!


    • M. G. Davies

      M. G. Davies

      Jul 16, 2020

      Great cause.


    • Georgina Cousin

      Georgina Cousin

      Jul 16, 2020

      Keep going! You're doing such important work.


    • Aimee


      Jul 8, 2020

      Well done Aaliyah and Aneshka! Lots of love from Aimée, Jonathan & Gizmo xxx


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