Riding for the Disabled Association and Riders Minds are two of the latest charities and organisations to be supported by the team at HorseFest.
Taking place at Weston Park in Shropshire, from July 23 to 25 at Weston Park in Shropshire, HorseFest will allow festival-goers to come together, learn, celebrate, have fun and create special memories.
RDA supporters will be in attendance at HorseFest with RDA horses and ponies helping to promote the fantastic work carried out by groups all around the country.
Talks will be hosted by the team showcasing their work and highlighting the many fantastic opportunities they provide for children and adults with disabilities.
Said Caroline Ward, Head of Communications and Insight:
“As one of the HorseFest chosen charities we are delighted to be part of the event. We’re looking forward to getting together with horse lovers from all over the UK for a weekend of celebration and recognition of these very special animals.
“We are grateful to the organisers for helping us to raise awareness of our life changing work and can’t wait to share the impact of RDA with visitors throughout the weekend.”
Riders Minds was formed in 2019 and has quickly established itself as a truly valuable resource designed to improve and support the mental health and wellbeing of all horse riders.
The charity strives to remove stigma of speaking up, out, or about mental health matters amongst horse riders and aims to promote mental health for more successful, healthy, happier, enjoyable horse riding experiences.
The team behind the organisation work tirelessly and relentlessly so that all riders experiencing a mental health problem are both heard and have appropriate support.
Their vision is to become and be recognised as horse riders’ mental health matters ‘go-to’ resource.
Said Liz Daniels of Riders Minds:
“Rider suicide rates are too high. Some have fallen victim to pressures, bullying and problems within the equestrian industry, while others use riding as escapism and pleasure, to struggles in their personal life.
“We are very conscious of the UK’s overall suicide rates and Riders Minds is passionately committed to play its part to save lives in the equestrian industry.
“We are delighted that HorseFest has chosen to support Riders Minds and to have their acknowledgement that mental health issues in the equestrian industry are so important.”
HorseFest is THE event not to be missed this summer with new and exciting headliners joining the party every week.
These include Lissa Green, daughter of eventing icon Lucinda who will be demonstrating the training techniques that have been the secret of the family success ‘training for imperfection’ which sounds intriguing!
Lissa joins an already amazing group of professionals from the worlds of eventing, dressage, show jumping and liberty.
Plus there is an array of other experts to help answer your horsey questions – including world famous vet Sue Dyson, talented horseman Jason Webb, performance psychologist Charlie Unwin, anatomy and biomechanics specialist Gillian Higgins, sports therapist Dee So’oialo and nutritionist Donna Case … the list goes on!
Join HorseTribe for 15% off Tickets
The team behind HorseFest have launched HorseTribe a new FREE to join community and membership club for like-minded equestrian fans.
Joining HorseTribe will give all members 15% off entrance ticket prices to HorseFest and will also include access to fantastic information, benefits and offers.
To join HorseTribe free and receive 15% off tickets prices simply visit https://horsefest.org/register/free/ to sign up for free membership.
With the membership discount tickets prices are:
Adult day ticket – £65 (less 15% = £55.25)
Adult no camping weekend – £125 (less 15% = £106.25)
Adult camping weekend – £165 (less 15% = £140.25)
Family no camping weekend (includes two adults, and a mix of 2 children and/or young people) – £300 (less 15% = £255)
Family camping weekend – (includes two adults, and a mix of 2 children and/or young people) – £350 (less 15% = £297.50)
For further information and to book tickets and join HorseTribe visit www.horsefest.org