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Soar Valley Western Stables,

A426 Blaby by pass


Leicester. LE8 6DA



The Executive


The Bossman


Malcolm Bray has owned Soar Valley Western Stables since 1998.


Since retiring from the fire service he is kept busy looking after his little bit England and the twelve horses living at at Soar Valley Western Stables.


He, along with his wife,

Sharon - Elizabeth make an awesome husband and wife team.



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Commiteee and Volunteers


Working along side the team, Horses for Causes has it's own constitution.  


A management committee meet regularly to make decisions about health and safety , projects, workshops and various other decision making.


Each member makes an important contribution as without their help and support Horses for Causes would be unsustainable.

They also assess out volunteers.


These are the people that help look after the twelve horses.

There are horses to muck out on a daily basis, and weather permitting some of our volunteers who have a good riding ability are able to exercise some of the horses.










The Director


Sharon-Elizabeth founded Horses for Causes in 2010.


Orignally trained as a chef, she found her niche with horses that help people.

  • BHS stage 1/trek leader

  • NVQ Horse care/ stable management

  • Dip. Equine psychology

  • Dip. Child psychology

  • EAGALA certified

  • First Aider


The Secretary


Lorraine Ormond is also EAGALA certified, she trained and qulaified in 2015.


She works along side Sharon-Elizabeth to deliver workshops and programmes.


Currently Lorraine is working on 'Mindfulness with Horses'

It's a great way of improving health, wellness, performance, relationships and quality of life for people.

The Counsellor


Debbie-Leigh Holder has worked with a diverse range of issues over the past 11 years, working in a variety of settings, such as: prison, probation, hostel and private practice.


She also specialises in bereavement and loss and has recently received a 10 year long service certificate awarded by Cruse Bereavement Care.

  • Certification in Counselling Studies

  • Dip.Therapeutic Counselling

  • MBACP Acredited

  • UKRCP Registered

Meet The Team