Riders Minds to Attend Burghley Horse Trials
For the first time riders and grooms at the Defender Burghley Horse Trials will have access to face-to-face mental health and well-being support throughout the duration of the event, provided by mental health charity, Riders Minds.
The introduction of a well-being hub with an on-site counsellor at 5* events is an important move for equestrianism, highlighting the need for on-site mental health support within all of the equestrian disciplines. Victoria Wright, Founder and Chair of Riders Minds said,
“After the success of the Riders Minds well-being hub at previous events we are delighted that the team at Burghley has immediately supported and recognised the importance of facilitating this service for their riders and grooms.
It’s hugely important that the need for these resources are acknowledged and provided across all equestrian sports, which in addition to helping riders and grooms competing at this prestigious event, also sends a strong message across the industry, allowing Riders Minds to deliver the support that many equestrians may require.”
The service will run within a private area with set times where riders and grooms can call in and talk to a Riders Minds counsellor, as well as have access to an out of hours number should an emergency arise. Alternatively, riders and grooms are invited to simply use the hub for some quiet time in a safe space.
More information on Burghley Horse Trials can be found at: https://burghley-horse.co.uk/.
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