Kingsmead is an accredited
Accessibility Mark Centre
Riding For Disabled Association.
Kingsmead Equestrian has been an Accessibility Mark since 2015 and prides itself on being inclusive for all riders. Our staff are trained and our horses selected for this work. We support local children and adults with a variety of special needs as a result they gain so much from being involved in activities here. We can offer a variety of experiences, both ridden and non ridden, all at discounted prices.
Kingsmead is a non-competitive yard and we will support our Accessibility Mark riders however we can. Where possible and appropriate we encourage our disabled riders to ride with their non-disabled peers. At Kingsmead you will find everyone is supportive, and it is this all-encompassing support that makes Kingsmead a safe and special place.
We offer tailored made riding opportunities to suit most needs, we have experienced staff and a range of well behaved horses. 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 private or group lessons once they have developed balance and control.
We also have an exciting range of non ridden activities. It is amazing to see young people gain confidence and co-ordination (and every other skills in between!) as the work with the horses on the ground.
In 2022 we are hoping to develop our Enrichment Area. A dedicated space where people and horses can enjoy riding, agility and a whole lot more in a safe and secure environment.
Where safe and practical we like to enable our riders with additional needs and challenges to be hands on with the horses. We support our riders to follow their dreams. We are very proud that riders from here have competed at the RDA National Championships whilst others have gained a places at college which has helped them to go on to have a career with horses. We are equally proud of the non verbal child whose first public words are to one of our horses or the blind child who found freedom cantering on one of our ponies. What horses can do to support riders is truly amazing, please don't take our word for it, come and see for yourself..
Here at Kingsmead we see ability not the disability, come and find out more about our open, can do approach.