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Avon Riding Centre

Horses Helping Humans

Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled helps people discover the benefits that being with horses can have. Whether that is for therapeutic riding, sensory sessions or competing but the Centre needs more horses to carry on their work.
Closes on 06/30/2020
Charity Registration No: 281648

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Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled, based in Henbury, Bristol, has some pretty special horses, currently they have 25 horses with the required temperament and movements, working with over 200 disabled and 100 non-disabled riders. The Centre is also developing their Hippotherapy programme with Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist Jo McMeechan, member of CPTRH. Hippotherapy is a form of physiotherapy aimed at helping disabled children improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

The benefit of working with horses goes beyond the physical. Horses have long been held as being uniquely effective therapy animals, with equine facillitated therapy (EFT) being utilised by therapy practitioners globally.

At Avon Riding Centre the benefits of working with horses to enhance mood and behaviour is recognised by staff, parents, and children who attend. At a recent Pony Day held at the centre the benefits were shared by newcomers to the charity. After the event one parent sent the staff at the centre the following message: From a mum who has not seen her daughter that happy for ages I just wanted to say a huge thank you from the bottom of my heart for what you did for E today, you are all stars. Being around the horses is brilliant therapy for my daughter, they have a magical calming effect on her.

If you can help Avon Riding Centre continue the vital work they do improving the lives of people with disabilities, whilst bringing happiness and physical rehabilitation to children and adults alike please donate on their JustGiving page or do contact them directly to find out more and organise a visit.

A horse costs around £4,500. Please help the Centre find some horses that can help humans!






Fiona Mirchandani


raised by 4 supporters



Charlotte S

30 days ago

Good luck with your fundraising


+ £7.5 Gift Aid


1 month ago

Thank you for all the help and support you have gave to my cousin Ezzy :)


+ £2.25 Gift Aid


2 months ago

With best wishes to everyone at ARC for 2020


5 months ago

We're happy to support such a worthwhile cause and wish you lots of luck with the fundraising and all the valuable work you do.



7 months ago

About the charity

Avon Riding Centre
Avon Riding Centre

Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled is an independent charity based in Bristol dedicated to providing therapeutic riding for disabled adults and children. We provide more than 7500 rides each year to around 280 adults and children living with over 30 different physical and learning disabilities.

Charity Registration No: 281648


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Horses Helping Humans

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