7 September 2018
A Leicestershire equestrian centre has secured an accreditation to a national scheme to encourage more disabled people to take up horse riding.
Thanks to its Accessibility Mark accreditation, High Cross Equestrian Centre, which can be found in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside, hopes to accommodate more disabled participants after successfully completing the training and criteria set out by the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA).
The RDA, in partnership with the British Equestrian Federation (BEF), launched the revolutionary Accessibility Mark scheme to work with commercial riding centres with the aim of opening up more opportunities for disabled people to participate in riding.
The Association of British Riding Schools (ABRS) approved centre offers lesson to riders of all ages and abilities, with the opportunity to discover new experiences making powerful connections between horse and rider, either on the ground or riding, bringing a sense of achievement through progressive and therapeutic riding sessions
Senior coach Hayley Tomkins said: “High Cross is proud of achieving the Accessibility Mark and as a team we are looking forward to offering our clients the opportunity to discover new skills, and look forward to promoting the benefits of horse riding and pony care in a safe environment.”
For further information contact High Cross Equestrian Centre on 01455 208 175 or visit www.highcrossec.com
There are currently 51 Accessibility Mark-approved centres across the country.
To find your nearest RDA Group or Accessibility Mark centre visit www.rda.org.uk