Caravan of Hope 2017

SLL’s 2016 project will repeat our tried and tested concepts as well as developing new perspectives and valuable skills


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Membership and support

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Caravan of Hope 2016 will be SLL's fourth project. Read about successfully completed projects in 2005, 2008 and 2012

About SLL

Who we are; meet the SLL team

The Horses

The history and news of the horses, the true stars of our projects. Meet the horses for 2016


Press reports and articles about SLL and the Caravan of Hope expeditions


Links to organisations that support us or have similar aims

The long ride

Across France to England. Map and details of the approximate route of the Caravan of Hope

Who we are; what we do…

The SLL charity is a Franco-British registered charity with humanitarian aims.


SLL,  the Sète Lorient London charity, buy horses in the Camargue, ride them across France and part of England, and, at the end of the long ride, donate the horses to RDA centres (Riding for the Disabled Association) (and similar centres in France). As part of the riding team, we take French and British young people from disadvantaged backgrounds or with sociological problems and help them to get their lives working by enabling them to care for and ride the horses during the six month journey.

We are planning and fundraising for our latest project, THE CARAVAN OF HOPE 2016.


SLL, the Sète Lorient London charity, was first established in France in September 2003 as an Association Loi 1901 and then registered with the Charity Commission for England & Wales in December 2005.

Its formal and official aim is: ‘To preserve and protect the health of children with mental or physical disabilities by providing and assisting in the provision of facilities, support services and equipment not normally provided by the statutory authorities and to advance the education of the public, in particular on the beneficial physical and physiological benefits of riding and swimming for people with disabilities’.

Three such projects have been successfully achieved, in 2005, 2008 and 2012; the next project is scheduled for 2016.

If you would like to become a sponsor or otherwise help or support the project, please contact us.

To view a short documentary film made during the 2008 ride:

SLL wins a major award in France: the Epona Initiative Award 2009

SLL President Jakki Cunningham had the great honour to receive the Trophy for Initiative awarded during 16th Epona Festival, organised by the Société du Cheval Français (French Horse Society), which took place at Cabourg in Normandy, from 9 to 11 October 2009.

Jakki Cunningham receiving the Epona award