Help us care for our horses during winter lockdown

by Stickney Riding Centre in Stickney, England, United Kingdom

£350

raised so far

8

supporters

Our horses need your support to keep them fed, happy and healthy during these difficult times due to Covid-19

by Stickney Riding Centre in Stickney, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 11th January 2021 we'd raised £300 with 8 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

We need your support.

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We are being told to lockdown again, however unlike many businesses we cannot simply shut down and walk away. Our wonderful horses still need to be fed and cared for. Times are very tough, we have had a very wet Autumn meaning grazing is running out which in turn means more feed needs to be bought to keep the horses healthy. The horses need daily attention for exercise, feeding and care.

Below are examples of the costs involved in caring for the horses:-

  • 300kg bale of haylage costs £41 and lasts up to 5 days
  • 20kg bag of feed costs approximately £14 and lasts about 1 day
  • 20kg bale of shavings costs £5.96, each horse using approximately 1 per week
  • Farrier costs £25 per horse every 6-8 weeks
  • Worming costs £35 per horse per year
  • Dentist costs £45 per horse twice a year
  • Flu and Tetanus jabs are £37 per horse annually

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Covid-19 has already hit our industry and business hard, savings have had to be spent on the horses care that were put aside for projects such as buying some new show jumps and building some new sheds to store feed and bedding in, leaving us with little to spare before we reopened. Once able to reopen from the first lockdown, lessons were limited to experienced riders that could mount, adjust stirrups and girth and ride in walk, trot and canter without needing to be lead. As time progressed restrictions eased a touch and we were able to begin sessions for less experienced clients, our only option for complete beginners was to put them straight out onto the lunge (when leading a horse you are closer than the recommended 2m distance and even wearing masks it could not be guaranteed you would be keeping the leader or rider safe). 

Just as we were starting to make good progress and rebuild our client base the Government have decided we need to lockdown again, with winter fast approaching and the horses having to be in their stables more due to the bad weather, the bills are starting to rise and mount up.

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Rewards

This project offered rewards

£5 or more

Donate

Simply donate to our cause.

£10 or more

Sponsor A Pony

Choose one of our 9 horses/ponies to sponsor and you will receive via e-mail an introductory pack containing a sponsorship certificate, a letter and photo from your chosen equine. Six months later you will receive a second letter and photo. To choose your horse/pony please visit - https://www.stickneyridingcentre.co.uk/our-horses-and-ponies

£10 or more

Pony Club Badges

There are a range of badges available some horse related some not, all designed to improve knowledge of horses and the countryside. For further details please visit - https://www.stickneyridingcentre.co.uk/shop/category/src-virtual-academy-awards-and-pony-club-badges

£19 or more

30 Minute Private Riding Lesson

One to one lessons help you gain confidence, experience and focus on specific elements of your riding. A 30 minute lesson is ideal for the complete beginner to learn the basics and start to practice their skills. They can also benefit the more experienced rider from the fact that they have the instructors undivided attention for the full session to help hone their knowledge. Also a good lesson length for those wishing to have lunge lessons.

£23 or more

45 Minute Private Riding Lesson

A 45 minute lesson allows the rider to progress and learn whilst also building up fitness levels. Recommended for complete beginners through to the more advanced riders wishing to progress their knowledge and skills.

£30 or more

BHS Challenge Awards

The BHS have developed a range of awards that provide you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge of horse care and riding skills. Enhance your skills at your own pace and advance on what's important to you. The awards are designed for horse owners, loaners and recreational riders. For further details visit - https://www.stickneyridingcentre.co.uk/shop/category/bhs-challenge-awards

£40 or more

SRC Stable Management Certificates

There are 4 levels of certificates all comprising different aspects of horse care and knowledge. For more details on each level please visit - https://www.stickneyridingcentre.co.uk/shop/category/src-stable-management-course

£105 or more

BHS Challenge Awards block of 4

About The Horse - All 4 Stable Management awards in one package - Caring For Your Horse, Handling Your Horse, Knowing Your Horse and Lungeing Your Horse About The Rider - All 4 Riding awards in one package - Riding Flat, Riding Jump, Riding Fit and Riding Out Safely. Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum levels available For more details please visit https://www.stickneyridingcentre.co.uk/shop/category/bhs-challenge-awards

£140 or more

SRC Stable Management Complete Course

Within this course we cover lots of topics including: Horse Identification, Feeding, Saddlery, Minor Ailments, Clipping and Grassland Management For more details on each level please visit - https://www.stickneyridingcentre.co.uk/shop/category/src-stable-management-course

£210 or more

BHS Challenge Awards Complete Level

Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum All 8 booklets available at each level in one course. Choose the level that you wish to start at and slowly grow and expand your knowledge of horse care and riding. For further details please visit - https://www.stickneyridingcentre.co.uk/shop/category/bhs-challenge-awards

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