Our Story

Meet the team

Karele is an equine community and registered charity in the heart of East Lothian. Over the years, we have grown into an incredible team of 25 people from ages 13 to 60.

Our love of horses unites us. 

The Fergusons

At the heart of our story are the Fergusons. Their lifelong passion for horses, and a commitment to helping others, was the inspiration for Karele. Their hard work and dedication have made Karele into the community it is today.

The Stable Club

Our young volunteers created the Stable Club as a group to help new clients and each other. Aged between 13-17, the Stable Club members are all previous service users who want to provide the life-changing opportunities that Karele offers. Click the link below to learn more about our outreach work.

The Saddle Club

We encourage everyone at Karele to join our volunteer community. Through our volunteers continued hard work and dedication, Karele has become a setting for individuals to relax and explore their love for the equine world. Fancy helping out at Karele? 

The Howf

The Stable Club raised funds for The Howf - the heart of Karele. The Howf (a gathering place in Scots) is the unique place where we all come together to plan, fundraise, or just have a cup of tea.

Join the team

KARELE is a registered Scottish charity offering equine-assisted therapy and learning to people less fortunate than ourselves. We offer a flexible volunteer programme at our riding centre - get involved, spend time with the horses you love and contribute to a great cause.


Sunnyside Farm

East Linton

East Lothian

EH41 4PZ



Cath Tel: +44 (0) 751 016 6841

Jeff Tel: +44 (0) 756 140 2288

Email: kareleequine1@gmail.com

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Scottish Charity No. SCO45303 Company Limited No. 452721