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 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.

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Hartpury RDA National Championship

We had a very successful National Championships this year at Hartpury. All the hard work finally paid off. We came away with two National Champions and all of our riders were placed. In order riding they were placed as folows:-

Ola, riding Woody came fifth in the Freestyle and third in the Grade II.

Opal, (photo above) riding Buster, came first in the I-V walk trot with 76.1%, making her the National Champion.

Hartpury cont.

Frankie, riding Charlie in the I-V walk, trot & canter came second with 70.4%.

Hannah, (photo above)riding Charlie in the Grade III came first with 74.5% and she too became National Champion.

Natalie, riding Hugo in the I-V freestyle came second.

Natalie, riding Hugo in the I-V walk & trot came sixth.

Tansy at Bancroft's School

Tansy and Deborah had a lovely reception at Bancroft's School on 4th June for the Preparatory School Charity Day. Follow the link to read more about it.

Thank you to Bancroft's for their support over many years.

Bancrofts School

Sainsburys of Loughton

An amazing achievement by Sainsburys of Loughton. A cheque for £10,000 was handed over To Deborah and the children from Lambourne Primary School.

Our sincere thanks for this and their continuing support throughout our year as Sainsburys Local Charity.


A lovely article in the Ilford Recorder

Not the one about Rachel looking for love but the one about the Riding Centre's success. Download it just here (1.7MBpdf)

High Five from larkin

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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