Chigwell Riding Trust For Special Needs

Riding on Chigwell Meadows

Open Day, June 2024. Our 60th Anniversary. A very large audience watching Richard teaching our independent riders.

Chigwell Riding Trust was the first ever riding centre for people with special needs and has been established in Chigwell for sixty years. Riding instruction is given to people of all ages and abilities.


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.

Poppy riding Paddy over poles.

Poppy is demonstrating superb balance on Paddy,

Levi riding Tansy

Levi riding Tansy on Chigwell Meadows

Molly riding Bilbo

Molly, who is just beginning to ride Bilbo independently

Let's get Deborah flying

Deborah, the manager of Chigwell Riding Trust, is not a great lover of flying and is genuinely terrified. However, she has agreed that if we raise £10,000 she will put aside her fears and go for it.

She is an amazing lady who has devoted so much time and love to the centre and has done so much for the Trust.

Come on, let's get Deborah flying in a glider and in the process raise a huge amount of money for the centre. We really need your donations so please dig deep.

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Please consider supporting us

The cost of providing riding lessons far exceeds the fees that we charge. The wonderful facilities that we have and the services that we provide, both to our riders and to the community have all been financed by the generosity of people just like you. Please help us to continue in these difficult times. Thank you.

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