Therapy Riding Centre
About the Shiresmill Therapy Riding CentreTherapy Riding Centre
Shiresmill Therapy Riding Centre is a member group of RDA National. We are based in beautiful Fife countryside at Shiresmill, by Blairhall, Dunfermline (see Contact Us for directions)
Our group was founded in 1984. We were originally known as 'Sandydub Group' and operated from nearby Shieldbank Riding Centre, and then Rhynd by Bandrum, before finding our current home at Shiresmill, where we've just celebrated our 20th anniversary.
Our group is run entirely by a fantastic team of dedicated volunteers and we always need more people to join us. If you're interested in volunteering with us, please visit our 'Volunteer' section.
As well as being used for Therapy Riding, facilities at our centre are used during educational visits for schools to the nearby Valleyfield Woods that are rich in history, nature and wildlife, and by the Woodland Trust during the popular Snowdrop Festival in Springtime.
Our primary beneficiaries are children, youths and adults with learning difficulties and physical disabilities. Our riders are aged from 3 to 65 years. The majority of our riders come from West Fife and Clackmannanshire.
Our custom–built Centre was opened by HRH The Princess Royal on 4 September 1996. The Centre has both outdoor and and indoor arenas complete with mirrors, a cabin for the use of our riders and helpers, loose boxes, a hay store, paddocks and grazing fields. There is an adjoining Sensory Park that's...
Introducing our Ponies at the Shiresmill Centre! They have been trained specially so that children and people with physical disabilities, medical conditions, learning difficulties and youngsters on the autistic spectrum can ride them.