New programmes rolling out across UK

HorseHeard are very pleased to announce the commencement of two innovative new learning programmes for young people around the UK.

These are starting as local pilots, but have been designed in line with HorseHeard’s national coverage objectives. Our intentionis that these programmes will be made available across the UK supported by our regional facilitation teams. Aligning to curriculum priorities such as emotional well-being and individual resilience; as well as life and professional skills such as leadership and team-working skill, this work will provide strong impacting and sustainable learning for young people of all ages. Skills that will support them across the many challenges in their current and future lives.

16th June sees the first roll-outs of our “Being Friends” programe, with pilots being run in the London Boroughs of Newham and Redbridge and Burnley in Lancashire, with a further following programme out in southern Cumbria. As a result of these pilots 32 young people will be developing their emotional resilience this summer by learning how to make and keep  friends with ponies and each other, through experiential learning with horses.

On the 23rd  and 24th June our “Take the LEAP” programme begins with Xaverian College 13 young people for inner city Manchester will be given the opportunity to develop their Leadership, Employability, and Awareness skills through experiential learning with horses. In so doing helping those in the later stages of education to connect with and maintain the interpersonal and practical skills considered so necessary by prospective employers.

Both of these pilots represent first local steps in developing models that will hope will become national interests. All of these are being delivered in partnership with local partnered equestrian facilities around the UK.

We look forward to sharing more information around these experiences over the coming weeks.

For more information on these programmes and to find out how they could work for young people in your area, please contact us:




tel: 0845 130 1659



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