Chigwell Riding Trust was the first riding centre for people with special needs in the world 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.
Jason riding Bobby (above) and Natalie riding Hugo took part in their first Para Winter Championships held at Myerscough in Lancashire this February. Jason came 2nd in his class and Natalie came 5th in her class.
Two days after the competition it was remarkable to see both horses being led into the school at Chigwell with two autistic riders on board. It seemed amazing that only two days prior they were competing at Myerscough. What special horses.