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Riders Minds awarded charitable status

Equestrian mental health and well-being resource Riders Minds are thrilled to have been awarded charitable status, marking a big milestone for the organisation.

Formerly set up as a Community Interest Company, the Charity Commission for England and Wales approved the application to formally become a charity days after the first anniversary of Riders Minds joint founder Matthew Wright’s passing.

A spokesperson for Riders Minds said, “This is a huge step forwards for Riders Minds and we are delighted to receive recognition from the Charity Commission. Becoming a charity will strengthen our ability to collaborate with additional organisations; open up funding and fundraising opportunities that were not previously available; and most importantly, allow us to reach and support more people in our industry.”

Riders Minds is a freely available online bespoke resource dedicated to supporting the mental health and well-being of all horse riders, drivers and equestrians.

To find out more about Riders Minds and to access the live chat use the chat button on the bottom of your screen. If you would like to talk to someone call the helpline on 0800 088 2073, or text 07729774117. All of the Riders Minds services are free, 100% confidential and accessible 24 hours a day.

If you would like to get involved by raising awareness or fundraising then get in touch with the team, or if you would like to donate to Riders Minds so that we can help even more equestrians go to

Live text support:

07480 488 103

Call the helpline:

0800 088 2073

Or use the webchat button.


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