Become a Horse Ranger

If you would like to become a member of the Horse Rangers Association, please read the information below and fill out the appropriate form for the programme you wish to join. If you would like to become a volunteer, please go to the Volunteer With Us section of this website.

Please note: Due to popular demand, we have to operate a waiting list for membership.

We do ask for a subscription from all members, but assisted places are available for those who would struggle with this.

When spaces become available, the office will contact the next person on the waiting list. It is important that you keep us up-to-date with any changes of address/contact details so that we can contact you when your name gets to the top of the list.

While you are on the waiting list, you may be invited to our various events like our annual Gymkhana, which you are welcome to attend.

Mainstream Squadrons

Squadrons 1-5 are the mainstream activities. On alternate weeks, children will muck-out stables and study for their badges. The following week the duties are reversed, so children will ride every other week. Each Squadron is managed by the Commandant and their Officers, all of whom are volunteers. These are also supported by a number of NCO’s (Non-Commissioned Officers): Sergeants, Corporals and Lance Corporals.

To join the waiting list for the Mainstream activities, please complete the Mainstream Waiting List Application Form.

Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Squadrons

For those who need more support, we run 9 small classes a week as a member group of the RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association). These groups are run by around 100 volunteer helpers and instructors, and overseen by a member of staff, the Development Manager.

Squadron 6 runs riding sessions during the week for children and vulnerable adults with special needs, and is open to all, as long as safety is not an issue. These classes operate on Tuesday afternoons, Wednesday mornings, Thursday mornings and Friday afternoons during term-time

Squadron 7 runs on a similar format to the mainstream HRA activities; children will ride every other week, spending the alternate sessions performing tasks around the stables, learning about horse care, and working towards badges. This group is for children with mild/moderate disabilities who are aged 7-12.

To join the waiting list for the RDA activities, please complete the RDA Waiting List Application Form.

If you are unsure which programme would be best, please call the office to discuss.