Cotswold Riding Opportunities Project

Cotswold Riding Opportunities Project is a registered non-profit making Community Interest Company based at Bourton Vale Equestrian Centre dedicated to provide access to the wonderful animals that live there to everyone and anyone that would benefit. 

Previous clubs formerly run by the stables had incredible results in getting kids active, developing their confidence and providing a safe, all-inclusive environment conducive to learning  – not only horse management skills but life skills. Extraordinary examples of self-harming, refusal to go to school, isolation, lack of confidence showed dramatic improvement and so CROP was founded so the benefits of the great outdoors and being with animals could be broadened to a wider community. 

Three clubs are currently active – the details of which are below and we plan to build on these to incorporate riding courses and longer sessions which will help keep children and adults focused, active and off their screens!

We are currently converting a Double Decker Bus into a community HUB to gather in – especially when the weather is awful! As well as a classroom it will have tea and coffee making facilities.

The project is run by a committee of volunteers who are passionate about the benefits that can be provided and can be contacted by email at

Cotswold Riding Opportunities Project (CROP) are now registered with easyfundraising, which means you can raise FREE donations for us every time you shop online. Over 4,000 shops and sites will donate to us when you use easyfundraising to shop with them – at no extra cost to yourself! And the prices and deals are EXACTLY the same so there really is NOTHING to lose! 

These donations really mount up and make a BIG difference to us, so we’d really appreciate it if you could take a moment to sign up and support us. It’s completely FREE and only takes a moment. From then on, simply go through the easyfundraising page or app to access the website you shop with and we will get a donation. EVERY PENNY helps!

Our easyfundraising page can be found: HERE.

Project Bus has also been accepted for the CO-OP Local Community Fund – again, absolutely FREE for CO-OP members to nominate us as your cause to raise funds to get the bus completed. Just click HERE to sign up and help us complete Project Bus. 


Cotswold Homes Magazine Article on CROP