Much of how we are supported in the costs of running Sugarloaf is through donations, no matter how big or small.

Horses are not cheap to keep healthy and well, with the continuous supply of feed, bedding, not forgetting, good fitting tack (saddles/bridles/rugs etc). Many of our riders need special reins, stirrups and other equipment to help them balance and ride safely, which is often costly. 





Keeping our horses

Without our horses we would not be able to continue to give the opportunity to disabled people the chance to be independent and help emotionally and mentally by riding with us, so the horses welfare is top priority to keep them in tip top condition and happy. Riders money, which we ask as a donation for their ride goes towards looking after the horses, along with fundraising and other funding. We have received anonymous cheques which has taken us back and is always greatly appreciated, and put towards the horses up-keep.  

Just stabling alone costs £1,924 per horse, per year, without everything else, ie. Farrier, feed, bedding, wormers, dentist, saddler etc. 

The smallest donation could buy a bale of hay £5.00 or a salt lick for the stable £4.50. 

Second-hand tack, rugs, riding clothes and equipment etc are also greatly appreciated and can be sold to raise money for rising expenses.


Bess doing her physio exercises with one of our past volunteers who is now a registered horse physio. Well done Donna!