Wight Horse CIC receives grant from The IOW High Sheriff Trust

James Attrill, High Sheriff of the Isle of Wight visited Wight Horse CIC and Island Riding Centre today to meet the volunteers and staff who have been working with Wight Horse’s charitable outreach.

Wight Horse CIC is a community focussed organisation who aims to engage with the island’s disadvantaged and vulnerable community to make horse riding accessible. The High Sheriff was keen to meet the horses and staff that have reached more that 500 of the island’s children, mental health service users and young offenders.

The High Sherriff Trust have kindly donated to Wight Horse CIC so that our work can continue reaching out to vulnerable adults and children.

Check out the video below – Louise and James talk about the wonderful work that has been taking place this year – reaching out to the island’s community.

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The benefits of working with, meeting, grooming and riding horses are vast and the change we see in our service users is clear; horses are the only therapist you can hug, they offer a great sense of achievement and responsibility and improve mental health and wellbeing.

We also have to extend our thanks to the previous High Sheriff, Caroline Peel who is a supporter of Wight Horse CIC and who raised funds tirelessly for the High Sheriff Trust during her time.

The High Sheriff of the IOW meets the groom team

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