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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Adi and Tansy

Adi with Tansy.

A Giant Carrot

Our fundraising target for this 50th anniversary year is £50,000.

Instead of trusting our bookkeeper to keep track of the funds we are entrusting our financial records to a thermometer type scale on a giant carrot seen here being presented to Chigwell Riding Trust by our neighbours Chigwell School.

Thank you to their Art Department for this really spectacular alternative to a spreadsheet.

Chigwell School

A very sincere 'Thank You'

Abridge Golf & Country Club Ladies Charity Golf Day raised an incredible £17,000. This wonderful donation will be going towards our new horse transport. Thank You.

Up the creek with a paddle

Trustee of Chigwell Riding Trust and of the RDA Liz Stone will be kayaking around Lake Windermere. Paddle over to her fundraising page to read all about it.

Open Day video

A 30 minute video of odds and ends from the last 50+ years was played all day on Open Day. Here it is on Vimeo

Open Day 2014

A great success. Lovely to see so many people from years gone by. Overwhelming generosity, £6000 and still counting.

Click here to see lots of photographs of this event