We endeavour to integrate serving personnel and veterans into the rural community inspiring a meaningful and rewarding future

HorseBack UK

There is something about the outside of a horse that it is good for the inside of a man

Winston Churchill

No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying

Tony Robbins

What We Do

Our mission is to provide a safe and supportive environment to aid the recovery of servicemen and women who have suffered either physical or mental injuries as a result of their commitment to their country.

How You Can Help

If you would like to arrange a fundraising event in aid of HorseBack UK we would be delighted to hear from you. Just complete the fundraising form and return it to us and we will get back to you!

Corporate Programme

HorseBack UK has developed a parallel corporate programme focused on bringing together the business and military communities. By using the principles of both military life and horsemanship to teach leadership and team-building.

Welcome to HorseBack UK

HorseBack UK is a charity which has been created to provide a safe and secure environment to aid those serving, or those who have served in the UK armed forces.

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An introduction to HorseBack UK

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  • Twiglet Comes of Age

    We love a success story at HorseBack and Twiglet today passed her first big test with flying colours. She is a home-bred, and when we started working with her she was spirited to the point of wildness. There was even some doubt as to whether she might prove suitable as a course horse. Working with [...]

  • Our very own Modern Apprentice

    Today, HorseBack’s own Becky is taking another step along the road to her NVQ. She is working for a qualification in stable management and riding. Becky first came to us as part of our Youth Initiative, which was developed in partnership with Colin Nichol of Banchory Academy. The idea was to invent a course for [...]

  • Two thoroughbreds, two veterans.

    Here you can see two thoroughbreds, both bred and trained to be elite athletes in high-octane sports, working at liberty with two ex-servicemen, trained to lead at the highest level with the Royal Marines. One of the things we love at HorseBack is exploding stereotypes. We particularly enjoy working with these thoroughbreds because they mirror [...]

  • International Raptor Research And Conservation Raise Funds for HorseBack UK

    The Path of the Peregrine Ride from Glencoe to Glenisla Stewart and Jo are planning to ride two highland ponies from Glencoe, leaving on the 23rd September. The route crosses some of the wildest and most remote places in the Scottish mountains. Apart from two ponies, they are taking two dogs and a peregrine falcon [...]

  • Breaking News – The Grand Day Out Golf Day

    Breaking News – The Grand Day Out Golf Day 2016 on Friday 10th June at The Duke’s Course St Andrews will be in support of the unique HorseBack UK Charity. We are delighted to be working with them over the next twelve months. For more information please visit: Website

  • Success At The Cairn ‘O’ Mount Challenge

    The Cairn O’Mount challenge was organised by our own Ian Wren. Ian’s tireless fund-raising efforts are what keep the wheels of HorseBack turning. His mind is never still; he is constantly thinking of new and imaginative ways to keep the cash rolling in. He has the gift of inspiring his growing band of volunteers and [...]

  • Aimee Holtom Photography

    We are incredibly lucky at HorseBack to have occasional visits from Aimee Holtom. Aimee is trained in the art of photography, and her talent and vision produce some ravishing pictures. This is wonderful for us since the images are not only dazzling in their own right, but bring to vivid life what our veterans experience [...]

  • A Very Kind Donation to HorseBack UK

    Today we had two visitors to HorseBack UK. Les Chadderton  and his partner Dale had come to pass on some of Dale’s late brother David’s collection of Western memorabilia and what a fantastic collection it was, from Stetsons to amazing belt buckles. David had been a member of the T.A. in Aberdeen when he had a [...]

  • HorseBack UK at the Arbroath Seafest

    Our great fund-raising stalwart, Ian Wren, is running a HorseBack stall at the famous Arbroath Seafest on the 15th and 16th of August. This tremendous Scottish festival is well worth a visit, and if you are there do go along and say hello to Ian. He is a gentleman who is guaranteed to put a [...]

  • The Scottish Veterans’ Commissioner comes to HorseBack

    Today, the Scotland Veterans’ Commissioner came to HorseBack. Visits like this are incredibly important for our work, and everyone put their shoulder to the wheel. We had many of our veterans with us, including some who go back right to the first days of HorseBack, and Eric Fraser spoke to them all. He was interested [...]

  • Sky Diver Raising Funds for HorseBack UK

    A great friend of Ian Wren, our Fundraising Manager, Walter Leiper, is going to raise funds for HorseBack UK by doing a sky dive,  please help Walter to raise lots of Money . For information on how to support Walter please visit: Website

  • Phoenix Fire Walk – Jay Hare Raising Funds for HorseBack UK

    Our own Jay Hare is taking part in the Phoenix Firewalk to raise money for HorseBack. In typical Marine fashion, he has decided to do it twice, on account of one of legs being a prosthetic. (There is some kind of crazy logic in there somewhere.) Jay is like a mighty oak tree at the [...]

  • Aimee Holtom Rasing Funds for HorseBack UK – Cairn ‘O’ Mount Challenge

    The very talented Aimee Holtom is taking part in the Cairn O’Mount challenge to raise funds for HorseBack. Aimee is a photographer who has spent time with us and taken some ravishing pictures. Go Aimee! We know you can do it.   For more information on how to support Aimee in her quest please visit: Website: [...]

  • ‘Grand Day Out’ at The Open, St Andrews

    This is a piece written by Jay about his trip to St Andrews last week Last week saw the final ‘Grand Day Out’ at The Open, St Andrews. A brain child of Major (Rtd) Tim and Lesley Grantham, the GDO 2015 was the sixth event of its kind introducing Golf to the wounded, injured and [...]

  • World’s Biggest Ocean-Going Rowing Boat Raises Funds for HorseBack UK

    This morning, if you had walked up the HorseBack drive, this is what you would have seen. She is a boat. She is not just any old boat. She is the world’s biggest ocean-going rowing boat. (We really need a new word for boat.) Avalon is on her way to Thurso. Tomorrow, she will set [...]

  • HorseBack Goes to Aintree

    The spring sunshine dazzled down on Merseyside as our good Brook stepped out onto the biggest stage of his career. After months in the Scottish hills, relaxing with his HorseBack herd, working with small groups of veterans, Brook is used to a quiet life. Suddenly, he was in the middle of a huge city racecourse, [...]

  • Royal seal of approval for Horseback UK

    A charity that uses horsemanship to rehabilitate wounded service personnel was given the royal seal of approval yesterday. The Princess Royal visited Horseback UK at Dinnet, near Aboyne to hear about the work the team do to help physically and psychologically wounded servicemen and women move on with their lives. About a dozen of the [...]

  • Open Country – Horseback UK –

    Helen Mark is in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire to find out how horses and the natural landscape of Royal Deeside are helping wounded and serving military personnel. Listen Now: Click Here Set up by ex-marine Jock Hutchison and his wife Emma, Horseback UK is a charity aiming to provide a safe and secure environment for soldiers returning [...]

  • HorseBack UK on ’9/11 A hidden legacy’

    On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Jackie Bird investigates the terrorist attack’s hidden legacy for Scotland’s servicemen; the growing number of amputees returning from Afghanistan. Given exclusive access to 45 Commando Royal Marines over nine months, BBC Scotland follows the moving stories of the military men and women who have to cope after suffering serious [...]

  • Royal Marine Veteran’s life-changing story is one of the highlights as conference considers ‘The Value of Horses’

    Opened by HRH The Princess Royal who underlined the many different ways in which horses are valued in today’s society – as sport competitors, as working horses which whole families rely on in impoverished communities overseas, as a much-loved family pet and even valued in the slaughter trade for whatever price they are worth [as [...]