Kingsmead is an accredited Accessibility Mark Centre with the Riding For Disabled Association.

 

Our staff are trained and our horses selected for this work.  We welcome riders with a range of special needs and can offer a variety of riding experiences at discounted prices.  We work with local children and adults with a variety of special needs awho  gain so much from being involved in activities here.

Our experience has shown us that riders with disabilities initially do very well with our one to one led lessons (along the bridlepath); the lane enables riders to relax and enjoy being with the horses.  For some riders the lane remains the best place to ride whilst others can move into our group lessons once they have developed balance and control.

Where safe and practical we like to enable our riders with additional needs and challenges to be hands on with the horses.  At Kingsmead we see ability.

Volunteering and Fund Raising

Our RDA work relies on volunteers. These are made up of horsey volunteers, people who have never touched a horse but would like to work with the children and everyone in between.  Please speak to us if you do feel you have time to help our RDA work in anyway including fundraising or helping with leading riders or just being a point of contact for a particular group.

 

Developing our RDA centre and supporting riders relies on funds raised by volunteers please let me know if you would like to be involved in running cake sales, quiz nights and any other events. If you feel you would like to help or support, donate or find out more about the work done by these groups then do please get in touch.

Living as a herd

Herd life is important for horses; we have at least three herds here at Kingsmead. Come and enjoy watching the horses interact.

​Caring for the horses

We pride ourselves on knowing the horses and will tailor their work accordingly. Horses enjoy a variety of activites to suit their personalities.

Meeting  their needs

Our horses get individual care. They are seen  by the vet, the farrier, the osteopath and the equine dentist when needed.

A horse for everyone​

Our smallest pony is 8hh and are largest horse is 17.3hh; we have some steady cobs and some more energetic warmbloods.

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