Celebrating Fifty Years

Chigwell Riding Trust was the first riding centre for people with special needs in the world and has been established in Chigwell for 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.

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Erin riding Tansy with Ethan side helping, Kathy leading and someone hiding behind Kathy.

Charity Fun Run 2014

Organised by Loughton Town Council, Sunday 6th April.

Centre of the photo is Deborah with our pony Tansy. To the right of Deborah is Cllr. Jill Angold-Stephens, Loughton Town Mayor. Thank you to everyone who participated.

Fun Run 2014

The Bollywood Ball

28th June

An enchanting evening of dance and authentic food. Click just here to download a small pdf with all the details.

Bupa 10k


We have some really enthusiastic volunteers running in the Bupa London 10,000. Head over to our fundraising page to read more.

RDA video

Two minute video

RDA's competition-winning story beautifully animated by Scriberia. This story won the Guardian Voluntary-Sector Network Short Story Competition. You will recognise our yard in the video. Click on the picture above to watch on YouTube.


The 50-50 Ball

Over 150 people attended, raising £4,500 for Chigwell Riding Trust and Shelterbox. Many thanks to President Tony Miles of the Loughton & Buckhurst Hill Rotary Club. Perhaps you would like to see the short video that was shown at the event.