Bates Saddles continues to support the Riders Minds initiative

Bates Saddles understand that mental health is equally as important as physical health, which is why we’re pleased to extend our support of Riders Minds for the second year.

Riders Minds is a bespoke, comprehensive online resource committed to helping and enhancing the mental health of horse riders of all levels. In addition to equipping individuals with skills for good mental health and managing life’s ups and downs, Riders Minds also offers a free, confidential helpline available 24 hours a day.

The initiative’s objective is to remove the stigma of speaking out by boosting mental health knowledge, understanding, and confidence among all.

"As part of our commitment to the equestrian community, Bates Saddles are delighted to support Riders Minds to raise awareness and promote the importance of mental health," said Bates Saddles Managing Director Ron Bates in a statement.

“Hopefully, this initiative will help riders recognise warning signs, manage their stress and find help when needed,” added Ron.

Riders Minds is generously supported by British Equestrian, TheraPlate, Bates Saddles, and Charles Owen and are widely recognised by British Dressage, British Showjumping, British Eventing, the British Horse Society, the Pony Club, Equestrian Employers Association and Horsescotland.

For more information to get support go to and follow Riders Minds on Facebook.

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