Get Involved

Ride with Us

At Ebony Horse Club we are committed to supporting the local community and that is why all our riders come from the area around our centre in Brixton. We provide riding lessons and youth work support to young people from the age of 8 to 18 and our priority is to work with those young people who are most in need of our work. If you are a young person who would like to horse ride with us or know someone who would, please email admin@ebonyhorseclub.org to see if we can get you in the saddle soon. 

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Volunteer with Us

Without the skills and dedication of our volunteers, we simply could not operate.  We are immensely grateful to all our volunteers for the time they give to contributing towards Ebony Horse Club’s success. We fully appreciate the value of volunteers and see what a difference they can make to our work and the young people we reach.

To volunteer you will need to be 18+ years old, have experience of horses and an interest in working with young people.

Who do we need?

  • Qualified volunteer instructors
  • Experience of young people with special needs/disabilities
  • Office experience
  • Help with fundraising activities

What can you help with?

  • Yard duties
  • Grooming
  • Tacking up horses before lessons
  • Leading beginner riders’ horses in the arena
  • Office admin and data entry
  • Fundraising events

When are you needed?

  • Especially during term time on weekday mornings and evenings (Tuesdays to Fridays), when our school and beginner groups run.
  • Other times as and when

If you’d like to volunteer, please complete our online Volunteer Application form. After receiving your form, we’ll be in touch to discuss your interests and availability, and to let you know when the next induction session will run.

Fundraise with Us

By supporting the work of Ebony Horse Club you will be helping us to achieve our mission of raising the aspirations and developing the life skills of young people in one of the UK’s most disadvantaged wards. We are a small charity and rely almost totally on grants and donations to be able to run our riding centre and youth work and our generous donors help us make a difference to over 1,000 young people every year. Your donation  could help us in the following ways:

  • £5,000 would sponsor a school group to ride for a whole year
  • £300 would pay for a riding trip away from London for a our young riders 
  • £100 would cover the costs of hay to feed our hard working horses for a week

However big or small your donation we would be delighted to showcase our work to you, have you meet some of our young riders and show you just how you are helping us make a difference.

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Partner with Us

Ebony Horse Club has strong relationships with a wide network of local partners, including our members, supporters, public and voluntary youth sectors. Partnership working is integral to what we do and helps us provide a more effective service to our young riders.

We are part of a consortium of six Brixton based charities called Building Young Brixton as well as working to give local schools and other charities access to our services. If you are another community group, charity, school or other agency who would like to work with us please do contact us and ask for a member of our Youth Work team. 

Become a Corporate Partner

We are privileged to have partnered with some fantastic companies, organisations and bodies. We feel that partnering with the corporate world drives our ability to offer opportunity and helps develop the leaders of tomorrow. There are several ways companies can support Ebony Horse Club:

Nominate Ebony Horse Club as your chosen Charity of the Year, or raise money through fundraising activities at your work.

Set up regular giving through your payroll – talk to your HR department about how to donate tax-free from your monthly salary. 

Fundraising on behalf of Ebony Horse Club.

Donating time to mentoring our young people or members of staff.

Sponsor a specific projects and initiatives.

 

For more information please contact us here.