Transforming young lives through horses

Welcome to Ebony Horse Club, Brixton. We believe that riding and horse care can have a transformative effect on young people growing up in South London’s most disadvantaged communities. We teach life skills, build confidence and provide opportunities.

A safe and positive place to belong

Developing life skills and aspirations

Life changing opportunities

About us

We are a community riding centre in Brixton. We teach riding and horse care, take groups to outdoor events and on trips away.

With us, children learn new skills, develop aspirations and take on new responsibilities. They feel part of something important, building confidence and improving wellbeing. Through our youth services work we also mentor children, giving support to those that need it most.


riders per week

rides provided this year

Lynden, 14
“Ebony Horse Club pushes me to be more, and gives me time and space to let go of what’s happening in the outside world.”
Jordi, 14
“I love coming to one place to ride Blue Boy. He is a close friend.”
Chloe, 15
“It’s a great place to come after school to ride and volunteer on the yard. If it wasn’t for Ebony I’d be stuck indoors.”

Why Do We Exist?

We are based in Coldharbour Ward, Brixton South London – one of the most disadvantaged inner city neighbourhoods in the country. Needless to say, it is a difficult place to grow up, with a history of under-achievement in schools, high rates of teenage pregnancy, gang violence and drug-related crime.

Negative stereotypes and difficulty getting work often result in low aspirations and low self worth. Many feel the world is not their own and their opportunities in life are limited. High rates of illness, both mental and physical, add to the seriousness of the situation.

We offer new experiences outside of what children know, helping them to break away from stereotypes. They benefit from the powerful, life-changing influence that contact with horses can bring.

We also mentor children through issues that can profoundly affect their ability to achieve later in life.

Through the support and experiences available Ebony Horse Club, our members are encouraged to exceed their own expectations. Many are inspired to go on to college, university or horse-related careers.

Get Involved

Whether your an local resident looking to make a difference in young people’s lives, or a business wanting to make a bigger impact in the city, we invite you to get involved and help us to transform lives.

Media Hub

O’Shane wins his first pony race at Ascot

O’Shane wins his first pony race at Ascot

A group of four of our riders spent the spring in training for their first ever pony race which took place on the hallowed turf of Ascot racecourse. They attended fitness sessions, changed their diet, road out on the gallops and spent many long minutes on our...

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Our first ever marathon runner Zoe, comes to visit Ebony

Our first ever marathon runner Zoe, comes to visit Ebony

We are so proud and grateful to Zoe Crabtree of the Sun Racing who is running the London Marathon for us. She is our first ever marathon runner and has done an amazing job with her training and her fundraising. Despite working in racing she is not a huge fan of horses...

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Providing a haven for young Londoners

Providing a haven for young Londoners

Read what Huck magazine thought of our work when they came to visit us recently:

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We are temporarily closed due to the ongoing covid-19 crisis


We will open our centre again as soon as it is safe to do so. During this time our horses are enjoying an extended holiday in the Surrey countryside, you can follow along with what they’re getting up to over on our Instagram.


The Ebony team are now working from home to support our young riders, their families and our local community during this challenging time. Please do get int touch if you need anything, our emails are always open: [email protected]


Thank you for your coninued support - we hope you are all safe and well.


- Ebony Horse Club Team

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