Sanquhar 27/07/23 – Happy Hooves Sanquhar CIC, a local community interest company dedicated to providing riding lessons and support to disadvantaged and disabled riders, announces the launch of their ambitious crowdfunding campaign.
The campaign aims to raise £10,000 towards the building of a state-of-the-art all-weather indoor arena, opening doors to new possibilities for young individuals in need.
Why an All-Weather Indoor Arena?
The Happy Hooves team believes that horses have the power to change lives. Through equestrian therapy, they have witnessed firsthand the transformative impact it can have on mental health, well-being, confidence, and motor skills. However, the unpredictable weather in the region often limits the number of sessions they can offer, hindering their ability to support more individuals.
The all-weather indoor arena will be a game-changer, allowing Happy Hooves to provide year-round riding lessons and therapeutic sessions, irrespective of weather conditions. It will create a safe, inclusive, and accessible space, ensuring that all riders, including those with disabilities, can experience the joy and benefits of equestrian therapy.
Generous Funding and Inspiring Vision
Happy Hooves Sanquhar CIC has already secured £100,000 from Sports Scotland and an additional £100,000 from The Holywood Trust. The unwavering support of these organizations has propelled the project forward and ignited hope in the hearts of many.
“We are incredibly grateful to Sports Scotland and The Holywood Trust for their belief in our mission,” said Laura Wilson, Founder and Director of Happy Hooves Sanquhar CIC. “Now, we embark on the final leg of our journey, with an ambitious goal of raising £10,000 through crowdfunding to complete the project.”
A Platform for Community Empowerment
Beyond providing riding lessons, the indoor arena will create employment and volunteer opportunities, foster education, and improve the overall health and well-being of young, disadvantaged individuals. It will be a hub for the community, offering a café and retail space, Changing Space accessible toilet facilities plus opportunities for the community to hire the space for other activities such as dog agility, archery and more.
How to Support the Campaign
The crowdfunding campaign is live on Crowdfunder https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/happy-hooves-sanquhar-cic-indoor-arena-project-2. Supporters have just 8 weeks, starting from 27th July to make a meaningful contribution and help Happy Hooves reach their target.
Rewards for Supporters
Happy Hooves is excited to offer rewards to supporters making larger pledges. Pledge £100 for a free riding lesson and experience the magic of equestrian therapy firsthand. For those pledging £500, enjoy an exclusive Pony Experience Day, engaging with their gentle equine friends in a truly unforgettable way.
Join Us in Making a Difference
Happy Hooves Sanquhar CIC invites everyone to be a part of this incredible journey. By contributing to the crowdfunding campaign, supporters become champions of change, empowering disadvantaged youth and transforming lives.
Kirsten Scott (Fundraising Coordinator) Happy Hooves Sanquhar CIC [email protected] 07764998425
Laura Wilson (Founder and Director) Happy Hooves Sanquhar CIC [email protected] 07742 082006
About Happy Hooves Sanquhar CIC:
Happy Hooves Sanquhar CIC is a community interest company based in Sanquhar. Committed to providing riding lessons and support to disadvantaged and disabled riders of all ages, Happy Hooves believes in the transformative power of equestrian therapy. The company is now raising funds to build an all-weather indoor arena, enabling them to expand their reach and make a lasting impact on the community.