WINDSOR HORSE RANGERS
WHO THEY AREWindsor Horse Rangers is a volunteer led educational charity, which give children, who would not normally be able to, the chance to interact with horses and ponies. They have 24 horses and ponies ranging from Shetland ponies to a shire horses. These animals are loved and cared for by 180 children aged between 8 and 18 who spend 3 to 8 each Saturday or Sundary at the farm. At Rangers, the children are taught every aspect of how to look after a horse from getting them ready to ride to cleaning up after them.
THE DIFFERENCE THEY MAKEWindsor Horse Rangers help children with 'challenging' behaviour, children with autism and anxiety, who all benefit from the activities provided, as well as several children from low income families who could
not afford riding school prices. Their waiting list of 740 children shows the demand for the services they provide.
WHAT DIFFERENCE WILL DONATIONS MAKEDonations will contribute towards the cost of rebuilding the menage, where riding lessons take place. Currently, the menage is incredibly hard (which is not ideal if children fall off or for the veteran horses suffering from arthritis), and floods after heavy rain. They are looking to completely remove the menage surface, install new drainage channels and rebuild a supportive, long-lasting, all-weather surface for their horses and children.
The total cost to undergo this upgrade is £57,045.
To date, they have managed to raise £15,000 for the menage project internally through running summer camps, selling second hand uniform, tombolas, dog shows and various other fundraising events, so are greatly appreciative of donations.