The CentreOur Facilities
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 constantly evolving (see What's Happening - Projects).
Our indoor arena allows us to provide Therapy Riding sessions rain or shine, and can accommodate several rides at once. We recently fitted the indoor arena with mirrors that allow our riders to view their posture and position on the horse.
In October 2011, we built a warm room inside our indoor arena. This provides a cosy, welcoming environment for all our riders, parents, teachers and carers from which they can view lessons over a cup of tea. It also provides a comfortable space for rider and volunteer training and development.
We have a hydraulic Platform which enables all our riders to mount the horses easily and as independently as possible. Our horses really appreciate our concern for their backs!
We are currently open for riding sessions 6 days a week (see 'Riding' for session times). Our season normally runs from February to mid December, weather dependent.