Horse Rangers Association

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The Horse Rangers Association
Horse Rangers Association logo.jpg
Formation 1954[1]
Legal status charity
Headquarters London
Official language
Col. Geoffrey Godbold[2]
Main organ
The Horse Rangers Association’s Newsletter

The Horse Rangers Association is a registered charity which teaches horsemanship and management of horses[1] so that youngsters of all backgrounds and abilities, from the age of 8 years, can benefit in their own personal development.[3] It is not a riding school.

The Association is based at Hampton Court in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. A member group of the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), it is registered with the British Horse Society (BHS).


The Horse Rangers Association was founded in Shepperton in 1954 by Raymond Gordon. The charity relocated to the Royal Mews, Hampton Court during the 1960s. Raymond Gordon’s vision was to enable young people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to manage horses and ride; from early in the charity’s existence this included young people with special needs.


More than 400 children and young people attend classes at the Association each week.[4] The Association's special needs classes operate at its indoor school, located at the Stockyard, Bushy Park.


The board of trustees is chaired by Richard Bevan.[2]

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References and footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b White, Charlotte (19 December 2012). "Horse Rangers puts out call for former members to get in touch". Horse and Hound. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Proto, Laura (7 June 2014). "Horse Rangers Association appoints new director". Richmond and Twickenham Times. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "About Us". Horse Rangers Association. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Buchanan, Clare (1 March 2013). "New route for Horse Rangers' Association parade". Richmond and Twickenham Times. p. 4. Retrieved 29 March 2013.