Becoming a Ranger

Information on Joining Windsor Horse Rangers

Windsor Horse Rangers runs on a Saturday and Sunday for 51 weeks of the year.

We have a morning session for seniors (10-18yrs) and an afternoon session for juniors (8-10yrs). Your child will attend either every Saturday or every Sunday.

The cost for the first 4 weeks is £17.50 per week, payable as £70 due on the first week at Rangers.  This month period is to assess whether the potential new ranger would like to join. During the first 4 weeks, weather permitting, the child will ride every week and also be shown around the farm and the horses to get familiar with the setup and all the activities. They will be put into a company (A, B, C, D) and will have a buddy to look after them. After the initial period, if they decide to stay, they will pay a £25 one off enrolment fee and be enrolled and become a member of Windsor Horse Rangers. If the child is enrolled mid-month the balance for the month is also payable on enrolment.Libbie Dawson_13

Once enrolled, fees are £840 per year split into £70 monthly payment in advance due by the 5th of each calendar month for every month of the year whether your child attends for the full month or not and are paid by standing order.  This is because our horses need feed and vet care all year round and we need all the monthly fees from all our members to pay our basic bills.

Due to rising prices for weekly paid staff, hay, feed etc, we expect that our fees will need to rise every two years to keep pace with our costs.

After they join

At this stage the children ride every other week and every week will learn theory and be taught practical skills regarding the care and maintenance of horse and equipment. They will require an A4 ring binder to keep all the ‘fun sheets’ they are given for their theory work. Rangers need to bring this file each week.

Windsor Horse Rangers is NOT a riding school, but rather a horse education centre. The teaching eventually leads to badges and certification to indicate successful passing of all exams. Some of our badges include Junior Tenderfoot, Senior Tenderfoot, Bronze Spur, Silver Spur and Gold Spur. We also reward rangers for hard work and dedication by giving ranks. Rangers wear a black hat band with insurance badge. We have leader rangers and they wear green brands. Acting NCO’s wear red bands and NCO’s wear white bands. Troop NCO’s wear purple bands and finally officers (adults) wear dark blue bands. We also have a number of very valuable Adult Helpers who take on jobs around the farm and help with the running of Rangers. All Adult Helpers and Officers are required to be DBS checked.
As with all organisations – please make sure everything is clearly named with your child’s name– as we have 180 members and everything looks very much the same, boots, hats, wax jackets are all costly to replace if lost.

Please feel free to visit us on a Saturday or Sunday morning between 10:00 and 11:00 in the morning or 14:00 and 15:00 in the afternoon to see the farm, horses and meet some of the officers.

Windsor Horse Rangers is entirely run by volunteers. As a clause of membership we require parents to help out in the canteen one morning or afternoon a year. We run a canteen rota which you will be invited to participate in once your child has become a permanent ranger. We also welcome parents helping us out on the yard.

Please note that if your child decides to leave us once they have been enrolled then we require four weeks notice of four weeks subs in lieu of notice.

If you need any other information please contact us via email on

Visit our Contact Information page for more information regarding phone number and address.


IMPORTANT NOTE: We currently have an approximate waiting list of around 3-4 years.   If you do not hear from us by the time they reach 13 then they will not get a place.