Our Non Ridden Equine Facebook Groups

Friendly and Supportive Non Ridden Equine Facebook Groups

The original Non Ridden Equine Facebook group was launched on 4th May 2017 by Vicki and Steve Yates. They launched the group as they have a non ridden equine Kez. He is the inspiration for starting this journey. What a journey it is. Thousands of passionate people have joined The Non Ridden Equine group. This group is the original group, the pioneer cutting a path out. This group has become an international group with members from all over the globe who are passionate about non ridden equines. It is a platform to share stories and to offer support to others. From this group is was clear way more than clicking like with like-minded people must be done for non ridden equines and people who choose not to ride. So as a direct result of the membership of the Facebook group the not for profit Non Ridden Equine Association UK was launched on 1st August 2017. We haven't the skill set or funding to tackle a global non profit association or venture. Plus each country has cultural differences and different issues and challenges.  

Consultation with Members

We consulted with our members and it is clear that people wanted to be able to connect at a more local level as well as internationally. Awarding funding bodies also require us to be able to consult with targeted user groups. Awarding funding bodies also require us to evidence the difference our work is making. So far it has been incredible with the feedback to the difference it has made to people's lives. We can also say we have started something global.

So with these two needs and with careful consideration we have now a linked network of National and local and regional sister affiliated Non Ridden Equine Facebook groups have launched as a direct result of us raising awareness of the much needed work that must be done and I am sure more local / regional and national non ridden groups will be coming on line as time goes by.

Our Affiliated Non Ridden Equine Facebook Groups

Here are the details of the Non Ridden Equine Facebook groups that are linked to create a network of sharing good practice. We have a shared ethos, vision and commitment to the non ridden equine agenda. Each local or national group will explore issues and challenges that are pressing for that country or region. A worldwide network of people are coming together all for their shared passion of the non ridden equine. You can join as many of the Facebook groups as you like.

The Non Ridden Equine This is the original group launched 4th May 2017 by Vicki and Steve Yates. This group has gone global with membership worldwide. We welcome all, professionals to novices, owners of non ridden equines, people who choose not to ride, riders and people who just love equines. This group is the reason the not for profit - The Non Ridden Equine Association UK has launched. 

The Non Ridden Equine Association UK Facebook group was launched 28th December 2017 by Vicki Jayne Yates. As we need a group that is very closely linked to the Non Ridden Equine Association UK and the work we will be doing for the UK. It enables the association to consult with the membership in a very interactive way. This a platform for everyone, we aim as collective voices to influence change. 

The Non Ridden Equine Midlands UK Facebook group was launched 28th December 2017 by Vicki Jayne Yates. This group is for anyone interested in non ridden who lives in the Midlands and surrounding areas.

The Non Ridden Equine New England Facebook Group was launched 28th December 2017 by Gabriela Rodriguez Quinn with support and blessing from Vicki Jayne Yates. Gabriela Rodriguez Quinn is the founder of BlixxHorses which educates the public about horses and their care, and to acknowledge their contribution and value in society beyond their traditional use, by their ability to be physically & emotionally therapeutic for people. The Non Ridden Equine New England covers Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island & Connecticut. It affiliated to the original group, The Non Ridden Equine. This group has launched with the same Ethos, Mission & Rules. This group welcome riders, non riders, husbands & significant others family members who share a horse as part of a family, those who have lost their horses but want to stay connected and even those who have never owned a horse but have an appreciation for these majestic animals that are such a big part of our lives.

The Non Ridden Equine of the American Southwest Facebook Group was launched 5th January 2018 by Ruth Andrews with support and blessing from Vicki Jayne Yates. It is an affiliated group for all who are passionate about non ridden equines. It welcomes all and will focus on linking up people from the American Southwest. This group shares the same ethos, vision and mission as the original group and will run with a similar feel.   

The Non Ridden Equine in New Zealand Facebook Group was launched 10th January 2018 by Alex Dunne with support and blessing from Vicki Jayne Yates. This group is running on the same ethos, vision and rules as the original non ridden group. It will enable people from New Zealand to network more closely and focus on non ridden issues that are being faced in New Zealand.  

Non Ridden Equine - Canada Facebook Group was launched on 17th January 2018 by Catherine Gilbert with blessing and support from Vicki Jayne Yates. This affiliated group is running along the same ethos, vision and rules as our original non ridden equine group. This group is for members who live in Canada, it is so they can connect at a local level and focus on issues that are geographical to Canada.  

The Non Ridden Equine of the American Southeast was launched 22 January by Britt Keele with support and blessing from Vicki Jayne Yates. This group is for people who live in the southeast or have connections to this area. This group is linked to all the other affiliated groups so we can all share good practice.

The Non Ridden Equine North West England UK.  Launched 10th February 2018 by Julie Shawcross with blessing and support from Vicki Jayne Yates. This is an affiliated linked to all our other affiliated groups. It is a group for people who live in the North West of England. 

The Bitless Non Ridden Equine. Launched 24th October 2018. This global Facebook group is a partnership between the Non Ridden Equine Association UK, all affiliated Non Ridden Equine Facebook groups, Bitless Horse and Thunderhooves and Sparklehorse. Wendy Wainwright is the lead of this group and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise on all matters biltess and a passion for non ridden equines. 

The Non Ridden Equine Kent UK. Launched 29th November 2018. Elizabeth Teall is the main admin for the group and we welcome her to our growing list local affiliated non ridden groups. This group is for people who live in Kent and the surrounding areas in the South East.

The Non Ridden Equine Ireland launched 16th August 2019. Phillippa Christie is the main admin for the group and we welcome her into the Non Ridden Equine family. This group is for people who live in Ireland.  

The Non Ridden Equine Australia launched 11th September 2019.  Patricia Chapman and Dawn Heath are the main admin for the group. This group is for people who live in Australia. We welcome the group and Patricia and Dawn into the growing non ridden equine family and good practice network.

The Non Ridden Equine Southern USA launched 13th October 2019. The lead admin for this group is Anne Daimler. This group supports and networks with The Non Ridden Equine groups Southeast and Southwest. 

Benefits of Affiliating Non Ridden Equine Facebook Groups.

Affiliated groups are all interlinked to all the Non Ridden Equine Facebook groups. This creates a good practice network of local, regional, national and global non ridden groups. Affiliated groups can also promote their group and their work via the original group. And share on our group their news and updates.

Affiliated groups are linked to The Non Ridden Equine Association UK and the website. So these groups are kept up to date of any developments and news. The affiliated groups also feed to us their news.

Affiliated groups get lots of support in setting up and can call us for help running their group. To be an affiliated Non Ridden Facebook group is easy. We will help you every step of the way. And once you are comfortable running your group we will take a back seat and be there just for times of need.

All affiliated groups share the same ethos, vision, rules, group etiquette etc. So we run our groups along the same lines.

Affiliated groups can tap into the work to date for the non ridden agenda and signpost their members to our free resources. There are lots of centrally held non ridden resources all members can enjoy for free. Any affiliated group and it's members can also provide resources to add to the centrally held resources.

Collectively we are about sharing good practice and moving the non ridden agenda forward together. Together we have more influence, together we have the potential to make a difference.

If you wish to start a Non Ridden Equine Facebook group we would be delighted to hear from you. Please Get in Touch

If you want to set up a not for profit Non Ridden Equine Association for your country we would be delighted to share with you our experiences and templates that may help you get your venture off the ground quicker. Get in Touch if you want our help.

Non Affiliated Groups

Anyone can set up a non ridden equine / horse / pony / mule / donkey Facebook group. We have without doubt demonstrated there is popular need for non ridden groups. Any group that is not affiliated may have completely different agendas to ours and not be run to our standards. Therefore we cannot approve these groups. 

Anyone can set up a not for profit non ridden venture too. We hope anyone wanting to set up a non ridden group or association will see the benefit of linking up and joining us.