Equestrian and Activity Club & Volunteering
In the 8-11’s club, our young people will spend one 2 hour session a week with us. During the two hour session, they will spend time learning practical skills. For example, grooming, leading and learning about the horses’ equipment.
With regular attendance, our young people can work towards achieving ABRS rosette awards and tests. As well as learning about horses, they will learn important life skills such as team work and communication. It’s a fantastic way to develop confidence and make new friends. When young people reach 12 they can progress into the 12-18’s club, opening up more opportunities.
There is a cost of £10 per session for Junior Volunteering; however, we do have a number of free places available. Please ask in reception for more information.
The main focus is to spend time with the ponies and have fun!
Sessions take place every Monday and Friday 5.00–7.00pm and Saturday 1pm-3pm.
How To Get Involved
If you would like your child to get involved please contact reception to get booked in.
Being a part of the 12-18s Equestrian and Activity Club means getting involved! We value our young people hugely and try to instill values of commitment and responsibility. We do this by encouraging our young people to help with the horses, complete general yard tasks and support our beginner riders! This is a fantastic way to gain work experience, make new friends and have fun! Having this experience looks great on a CV and is looked upon favourably by employers and higher education settings!
Our 12-18s can also get involved in a packed schedule of social events such as team building activities, sleepovers, parties, pizza nights, cooking nights, trips out, summer camps and more!
We also provide issue-based, age appropriate drop in sessions. These sessions include workshops around stress, relationships, drugs & alcohol and online safety. We also offer our young people the opportunity to work towards nationally recognised qualifications through the BHS, ABRS, ASDAN and The Red Cross.
For those wanting to boost their CV even further we have additional BHS exams and ASDAN qualifications available by becoming one of Stepney Bank’s Scholars.
How To Get Involved
If you would like to be a part of the team please go the ‘Become a volunteer’ page and fill out the online.
Stepney Bank Stables is a charity dedicated to supporting young people and offering them opportunities to develop new skills and confidence. Horses have an amazing ability to provide focus and stability for many of our young people who are disadvantaged and face complex issues in their lives.
We primarily need adult volunteers who are sympathetic towards our aims and keen to support our project. Adult volunteers will receive one-to-one training when they join our project. The training helps them to develop their stable management skills and gives them a clear understanding of their role within Stepney Bank.
We currently have a number of school groups and beginners groups visiting the stables each week. Adult volunteers play a vital role in assisting instructors by helping get horses and ponies ready for lessons and leading on the novice rides. Providing beginners lessons is very labour intensive as every horse needs to be led by an appropriate volunteer. On some groups with the very young or anxious we also need volunteers to walk alongside the horse or pony.
If you have spare time and are interested in joining our project, please go to the ‘Become a volunteer’ page to fill out an online form and our adult volunteer coordinator will get in touch.