Welcome to the website of Riding Stars.  A UK based project run by the charity Education 4 Everyone (Registered Charity 1172424).  The project will teach lifelong transferable skills to children and young people with special needs and disabilities through contact with horses.

Horses are not only our best friends they are our teachers and they help us to open up and embrace ourselves.  They make such a positive impact on the physical, mental and emotional well-being of children and young people.

Caring for horses also allows children and young people to form long lasting bonds and helps them to learn how to nurture and take care of them in the safest way.

Daily horse care plays a role in developing compassion, responsibility, and empathy – all of which are key skills for starting new, and maintaining, friendships.  The daily care of horses also develops physical fitness and can play a role in regular physical activity in a child’s life.

Children and young people who learn horsemanship skills show better:

  • Decision making/problem solving
  • Thinking / planning
  • Communication
  • Goal setting

Riding can benefit children and young people by improving their:

  • Coordination
  • Balance
  • Fine motor skills
  • Muscular strength and endurance
  • Posture and flexibility