Reaseheath’s equine department is delighted to be supporting the #NotOnMyYard anti-bullying campaign.
This initiative is the brainchild of the Tudor Rose Equines group, an organisation founded earlier this year by fellow riders Samantha Thurlow, Alan Jones and Nicky White.
Their ethos is to support riders of all levels, regardless of their chosen discipline or background, and to tackle the often ignored issue of bullying by launching the first equestrian-specific anti-bullying campaign in the UK.
The #NotOnMyYard message has been fast to gain momentum and is now endorsed by the FEI and supported by many elite riders.
Ahead of the official campaign launch at the Greater Manchester Police Mounted Unit, a photo shoot was held at #NotOnMyYard Ambassador Venue Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre with representatives from across the equine industry including Reaseheath equine students from all levels.
Course Manager Sam Brentnall, who is coordinating Reaseheath’s involvement, said “Reaseheath is excited to join a cause that we feel so passionately about. As a college, the #NotOnMyYard message is in line with our own stance on bullying and we hope that our involvement will help spread the word to a wider audience.”
As part of National Anti-Bullying Week, Reaseheath is hosting a free public event at its Equestrian Centre on Thursday 17th November from 5pm. The evening will raise awareness about the #NotOnMyYard campaign and draw attention to the many issues surrounding the impact of bullying.
Reaseheath’s ‘Wellbeing’ team will offer advice, while professional riders from the worlds of eventing, dressage and show jumping will give demonstrations with the aim of helping grassroots riders to improve their confidence and performance. Other attractions include a ‘selfie booth’ and a raffle with fantastic prizes.
For more information see www.reaseheath.ac.uk/notonmyyard.