The Fettercairn Youth Horse Project is a community based equine facility in the heart of Tallaght, West Dublin. It has been in operation since 1996 and has a 20 stable facility and outdoor arena.
The main objective for this social enterprise is to develop the personal, social, equine and vocational skills of disadvantaged young people by providing recreational, educational, training and employment opportunities.
Some additional objectives of the company are:
- To provide young people with the opportunity to develop skills in relation to animal welfare, stable management and horse riding including accredited training (AIRE/BHS)
- To provide services for young people from target groups including the Fettercairn Community, local schools and youth groups, people with a disability and young people from socially excluded groups including Travellers
- To improve the educational perspective of animal handling for community based horse owners and
- To empower members of the local community – in partnership with voluntary and state agencies – to develop and run a worthwhile and culturally appropriate project for their young people
Our Memorandum and Articles of Association can be read here