Reaching children through horses registered charity number 1121710

We offer courses of lessons to youngsters for whom riding may not otherwise be within reach.  These courses teach more than just riding; they develop life skills such as self-confidence, responsibility and discipline – and can have a positive impact on academic performance too.

 The Emile Faurie Foundation

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The Emile Faurie Foundation was set up in 2006 by Emile to remove one of the barriers to a sport that can enrich the lives of everyone who participates – at whatever level.  The aim of the Foundation is to show children how enjoyable and fulfilling equine sport and careers can be, and to help them follow their dreams - developing personal and social skills along the way.  The Foundation has funded 26 projects since starting and up to 12,000 children have been funded.  Schools and Youth Projects can approach the Foundation for funding. 


How You Can Help


Reinforcing our Commitment

Schools can send groups of 10 or 12 children each week during term-time, for a course of lessons at selected BHS approved riding establishments. These courses cover the care of the animals, as well as riding instruction and an introduction to the variety of competitive sports involving horses. Up to 20 children ride each week with the school changing groups throughout the term The Foundation does not want any child to have to stop riding once they have started so some of the projects now have 2 groups riding each week!

The children experience the fun and freedom of horse riding and gain a real sense of achievement having mastered the challenge of learning to ride and care for the ponies they meet.  If you are interested in becoming involved, either as a school, riding establishment, sponsor or fundraiser, please contact maryanne_horn@hotmail.com

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One Step at a Time

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with the challenge of finding new and exciting fundraising events to help to continue with funding new projects every year.  We are always open to ideas and suggestions, every penny counts towards the children.


Becoming A Friend Of The Foundation

Helping The Children

By becoming a friend you will receive 2 newsletters a year, be invited to all events at a discounted rate and also be invited to a project near you so hopefully you will all feel involved in the amazing work the Foundation is doing.  So please help us to be able to continue to help change these kids lives for the better and commit to becoming a Friend and Sponsor on or more children to be able to experience being with horses.  If you can donate more please do as we desperately need your help!

Apply For Funding HERE

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There are many ways to make a donation to The EFF.  You can click on the make a donation link, or if you prefer to donate via CAF or Just Giving the links are here.


About Emile Faurie

Behind the Scenes

Emile is one of the country’s top international dressage riders and trainers and has represented Great Britain at World, European and Olympic level.  He is a list two British Dressage judge

Getting In Touch

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