Four of our independant riders on the Nature Reserve in the September sunshine
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.
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.
Charlie on the left, April in the middle and Tansy on the right enjoying the late August sunshine.
Although on a very much smaller scale, Chigwell Riding Trust has been open for the past few weeks. However prior to COVID-19 we had 160 riders each week, we are now averaging 50 which is very different. Our independent riders were the first back. Then we took on some led lessons. Needless to say there have been many safety measures put in place with the virus in mind. For example family or careers are now the side helpers.
Unfortunately, due to Covid 19 we are unable to take on any new volunteers at present.
We would like to thank the riders who have made donations in lieu of riding fees and the very generous volunteers and supporters who have made some quite remarkable donations to the Trust in these very difficult times.
Please consider supporting us if you can.
Pictures from the lockdown period of horses and the yard just here
An eight minute video of our horse care week last Summer. There is also some video of Sophie, a Trustee of Chigwell Riding Trust and para rider, riding Madge. This was shortly after Madge arrived at Chigwell. We look forward to more times like this in the not too distant future.
Opal cantering Bilbo
Josh riding Tommy with parents side helping
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.