Chigwell Riding Trust was the first ever riding centre for people with special needs 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.

Poppy and Adi

Adi to the left, Bobby in the middle and Poppy to the right.

Sophie riding April

Sophie riding April at Vale View Home International

Volunteers and Supporters Day. Sunday 23rd June

This will be a rather special event. There will be riding demonstrations and some fascinating talks about what it is that Chigwell Riding is all about and why it is still at the forefront of special needs riding. Through this event we aim to attract more volunteers and supporters. Possibly to replace some of the totally exhausted volunteers that we have worked into the ground. If you are one of our volunteers then please bring a friend along. If you are reading this and are just curious then come and find out more. Volunteering is not compulsory, we would just like to meet you. Should be a good day. We look forward to seeing you.

George and Tansy

Tansy with George

Enjoy a half hour of scenes from the last fifty or so years of Chigwell Riding Trust

The wonderful opportunities that Chigwell Riding Trust can offer have only been made possible by the generosity of people such as you. Please consider a donation to enable the Trust to continue to be the wonderful place that it is. Thank you.

This website is in the very early stages. Please let me know if there is anything that does not work as you would expect. We are down the end of a long lane and I really don't know what I am doing. Thank you.