Riding Volunteer

project: Kentish Town City Farm
  • 1 Cressfield Close, off Grafton Road, London
  • NW5 4BN
  • 1 - 10
See more volunteer opportunities from: Camden

About the opportunity

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Our horse riding programme is professional, friendly and approved by both the British Horse Society and the Riding for the Disabled Association. We have three horses and two donkeys and a floodlit outdoor riding arena. We offer city children accessible low-cost riding opportunities and provide three types of riding related programmes: Pony & Donkey Rides Children age 4 yrs + have the chance to get on a horse and ages 2 yrs + can enjoy donkey rides. Pony Club Young people living in the London Borough of Camden can learn horse care & riding skills. Riding Therapy We offer therapeutic riding to young people with special needs. Do you have equine skills to support our riding staff? The riding programme relies on committed volunteers to support our professional staff. If you have experience with horses and would like to volunteer please call 020 7916 5421 or email [email protected]


Experience with horses

About the project

Kentish Town City Farm was the first City Farm to be set up in the UK in 1972.  The primary aim of the farm is to address the educational, therapeutic and recreational needs of local people with a special emphasis being placed on children and young people coming from economic or socially disadvantaged backgrounds and people with special needs.  Children, young people and adults are actively encouraged to participate in all aspects of animal care, from mucking out to helping with feeds;  gardening,  from growing your own vegetables to cooking them; and to develop a respect for nature, for themselves, other people and the wider world around us. Located amidst dense local authority housing in North London the Farm covers four and half acres. For most local people it offers an opportunity to escape the pressures of city life. The Farm has a classroom, under 5's activity room, a training room, fitted kitchen, stables, gardens, wildlife pond, OAP allotments and seating areas. It also has disabled access including hard paths and decks throughout. The farm has a stock of chickens, cows, ducks, geese, goats, horses, pigs and sheep. 


Mon 01 Oct 2018 to Tue 31 Dec 2019
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