Grove House Farm based at Misterton has launched I — Pegasus (CIC) to join its family of businesses.
British Equestrian Federation Elite Recreational Coach Andrew Stennett took the decision to set up I — Pegasus CIC to provide access to horse riding and sport for the health, enjoyment and well-being of different groups of individuals in the local community.
CICs exist to benefit the community rather than its shareholders with Andrew explaining the reasoning behind the application: “Horse riding has somewhat gained an unfair reputation for being elitist, which really could not be further from the truth. However, there are situations when sport in general is not a top priority especially if funds are tight.
“I am hoping that having access to funding will enable us to open up opportunities to youngsters in the community that perhaps struggle in mainstream schooling or have just found themselves on the wrong path in life. Horse riding and spending time with horses in general can have a huge impact on confidence and social skills.”
The CIC was launched during an Open Week in March, with events throughout the week offering free sessions for anyone to either try horse riding for the first time or take advantage of the fantastic facilities.
Grove House Stables is an Accessibility Mark accredited centre, the status is awarded to a riding centre that has been approved by the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) following training and assessment.
For further information please contact Grove House Stables on 01427 890802, like their Facebook page or visit www.grovehousestables.co.uk.