• Christine Keate

Equestrian mental health resource awarded charitable status

Equestrian mental health and well-being resource Riders Minds are thrilled to have been awarded charitable status, marking a big milestone for the organisation.



Formerly set up as a Community Interest Company, the Charity Commission for England and Wales approved the application to formally become a charity days after the first anniversary of Riders Minds joint founder Matthew Wright’s passing.


A spokesperson for Riders Minds said, “This is a huge step forwards for Riders Minds and we are delighted to receive recognition from the Charity Commission. Becoming a charity will strengthen our ability to collaborate with additional organisations; open up funding and fundraising opportunities that were not previously available; and most importantly, allow us to reach and support more people in our industry.”


Riders Minds is a freely available online bespoke resource dedicated to supporting the mental health and well-being of all horse riders, drivers and equestrians.


To find out more about Riders Minds and to access the live chat go to www.ridersminds.org.uk. If you would like to talk to someone call the helpline on 0300 102 1540, or text 07860 065 202. All of the Riders Minds services are free, 100% confidential and accessible 24 hours a day.


If you would like to get involved by raising awareness or fundraising then get in touch with the team, or if you would like to donate to Riders Minds so that we can help even more equestrians go to www.gofundme.com/f/v4xsrc-riders-minds.


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