Chigwell Riding Trust was the first ever riding centre for people with special needs and has been established in Chigwell for over fifty years. Riding instruction is given to people of all ages and abilities. The riding centre has approximately 160 riders each week.

As one of the leading specialised riding centres in the country Chigwell Riding Trust not only benefits people with special needs but also the entire community, giving opportunities for volunteering, school participation and practical experience for children and adults working with people and animals.

A couple of minutes of scenes from our annual Open Day

Opal riding Bobby

Opal riding Bobby.

Hannah riding Jack

Hannah on Jack.

Jacqui riding Jack

Jacqui riding Jack.

Hannah, Jack and Greg

Hannah riding Jack with Greg

Pranay, a rider at Chigwell, tells his story.

The Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year. I hope sharing my personal story of having cerebral palsy and horse riding since the age of 4 will raise awareness and inspire more people to get involved and volunteer with the RDA. Join me to listen to insights from Ed Bracher, RDA Chief Executive and experiences of Matthew Cobble, Volunteer and Group Support Manager.

This podcast is part of my Final Major Project for Level 2 UAL Creative Media Production and Technology which I have dedicated to the RDA in support of their 50th Anniversary.

The wonderful opportunities that Chigwell Riding Trust can offer have only been made possible by the generosity of people such as you. Please consider a donation to enable the Trust to continue to be the wonderful place that it is. Thank you.

This website is in the very early stages. Please let me know if there is anything that does not work as you would expect. We are down the end of a long lane and I really don't know what I am doing. Thank you.