Help Feed the horses at the Holistic Horse & Pony

by Wendy Firmin-Price in Ockham, England, United Kingdom

Total raised £5,655

raised so far



After a very tough winter Covid-19 is an unwelcome guest: we need to feed the horses, pay the staff and keep this valuable centre going.

by Wendy Firmin-Price in Ockham, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 25th June 2020 we'd raised £5,280 with 72 supporters in 83 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

Any extra funds will be used to help repair the damage done by the severe storms and wet winter and to fences, fields and pay off excessive feed bills accumulated and pay vet bills


Just like everyone else we have been plummeted into a situation where sudden closure of the Holistic Horse and Pony centre  and the HEART Equine Assisted Therapy Centre has meant very little money coming in to feed the 33 horses we have here, pay the rent and pay the much needed staff who cannot be furloughed.

Having just come through a very long wet winter has meant our feeding costs have been up by 50% thus using up all our savings and reserves. It has been taking over £15000 a month to run the stables.

A Special safe space

We are one big happy herd and community here. Our centre is a haven of safety for horses that have been abused, unwanted and not deemed good enough. They are allowed to be their own "person" . Many for the first time in their lives are allowed to express what they feel, are allowed to say no and are given choice.

Because the horses are allowed to be an individual, the humans that come here also feel safe to be themselves. We all have a very special bond here where there is no class, no judgement and no need to be someone we are not.


What is unusual here is the diversity of people we support.
Right from new, nervous and novice riders wanting to feel calm, confident and capable through to people feeling stuck, scared and stressed wanting to feel safe supported and strong through the healing power of horses.

Who we help

We serve people from all walks of life
Children with social anxiety, school phobias and autism Troubled teenagers and teenagers in trouble!! Those suffering from low or no self esteem, self confidence or self respect.
Parents in overwhelm and despair
Stressed entrepreneurs and executives
People suffering from empty nest syndrome
depression, addictions to name but a few.

How we help

We do this through a variety of workshops, courses, coaching and therapy with the horses, in addition to holistic riding and hacking.

All our money is ploughed back into the care of the horses and if any left over trying to posh up the place. (not too much because we want to keep the relaxed charm)

What we need financial support with please.

We need funds immediately to cover the cost of care of our horses here and pay the staff who need to be here to help take care of the horses.

However we are not just asking for money we want to offer ways you can pre-purchase your special experience here.

Note: You will see that we have put expected delivery or availability dates on the rewards. None of us really knows yet what will happen, do we? Please know that we will adjust delivery dates once that changes - to suit you! 

We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see Crowdfunder's Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.


This project offered rewards

£25 or more

Care for a golden oldie

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with a personalised Certificate (Name ) cared for a Golden Oldie at the Holistic Horse & Pony Centre. £25 pays for a bag of feed for a Golden Oldie horse PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£20 or more

Horse Care-Share Packages

Share a horse or pony at the Holistic Horse and Pony centre. Choose from one of our rescued or Golden Oldies from just £20 a month to ridden horse shares starting from £160 month. All the pleasure of owning your own pony at less than half the cost!

£45 or more

Group lesson

Enjoy a group lesson with time to groom and bond with your horses first. Normally £49 save 10%

£50 or more

Holistic Riding Lesson with Wendy

Pledge £50 today and we'll reward you with Holistic Riding lesson with Wendy PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£70 or more

Own a pony for a day

Pledge £70 today and we'll reward you with a pony day (worth £75). or book a 3 day Pony Camp £195 or 5day camp £300 PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£125 or more

1, 6 or 12 Private Coaching package with Wendy

Private life coaching session (approx. 1.5hrs) with or without the horses (normally £150), can do telephone or skype too.

£125 or more

1 or 2 Equine-Assisted Coaching Workshop places

book a place on one of our unique personal growth with horses workshops. Normally £198 full price or£198 for 2 people. a whole day of fun and growth with the horses. you will discover things you didn't know about yourself!! x

£1,000 or more

Equine-Assited Team Building or Leadership Day

Equine Assisted Leadership and Team building Day for up to 10 people(normally £2000). This is an ideal opportunity to regroup your team, set new goals and discover authentic leadership principles.

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