Continued Support from Bates Saddles

Riders Minds is delighted that Bates Saddles have continued to support our charity for the second consecutive year.

A statement released by Bates Saddles said, 'Bates Saddles understand that mental health is equally as important as physical health, which is why we’re pleased to extend our support of Riders Minds for the second year.

Riders Minds is a bespoke, comprehensive online resource committed to helping and enhancing the mental health of horse riders of all levels.

In addition to equipping individuals with skills for good mental health and managing life’s ups and downs, Riders Minds also offers a free, confidential helpline available 24 hours a day. The initiative’s objective is to remove the stigma of speaking out by boosting mental health knowledge, understanding, and confidence amongst all.

"As part of our commitment to the equestrian community, Bates Saddles are delighted to support Riders Minds to raise awareness and promote the importance of mental health. 
Hopefully, this initiative will help riders recognise warning signs, manage their stress, and find help when needed"

Bates Saddles Managing Director Ron Bates


Bates Saddles is driven by a philosophy of true innovation focused on optimising both horse and rider performance. Bates Saddles has earned its reputation as the industry leader in innovation, incorporating the revolutionary Horse and Rider Technology (HART).

Riders Minds is generously supported by British Equestrian, TheraPlate, Bates Saddles, and Charles Owen and are widely recognised by British Dressage, British Showjumping, British Eventing, the British Horse Society, the Pony Club, Equestrian Employers Association and horsescotland.

hank you Bates Saddles.

If you need support and would like to talk to someone call the free confidential helpline on 0300 102 1540, or text 07860 065 202, available 24 hours a day.