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HORSE RIDING / THERAPY SESSIONS are available for children and adults from 5 years old with physical and learning disablilities, as well as a small number of non-disabled lessons. We also offer Hippotherapy sessions for eligible riders (after Covid restrictions have been lifted).

The Centre's horses and ponies are carefully chosen for their temperament, size and ability to work with our riders, and we have a hoist facility to assist with mounting for wheelchair users. Lessons generally take place in our purpose-built indoor arena, but also in our outdoor arena (with mounting ramp) and paddocks in fine weather.

Lessons take place daily Monday to Friday, and every evening except Tuesday, and all day Saturday. Each lesson has a maximum of six riders, and the Centre provides trained pony leaders, and trained side walkers for riders if necessary. Our leaders and side walkers are usually volunteers.Our coaches are RDA and/or BHS qualified.  

Block bookings for groups of riders from local day centres, schools etc are available at discounted prices,

All potential riders with disabilities must complete an application form counter-signed by their medical practitioner and will be assessed for suitability by a senior coach at the Centre.

Want to join the waiting list? Download our application forms here and send them to the Centre by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or posting to the Centre.

 RDA Participant Application Form Road to Restart Consent Form Medical Declaration BHS Rider Registration Form . We will contact you as soon as we can.

Please click here for prices for Lessons, Blackberry, RDA Dressage, Pony Care Sessions and Volunteers.  

 

RESTARTING RIDING AFTER THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

Preparations are now underway to safely re-start riding lessons and we are contacting all our participants, Supported Volunteers and volunteers to talk about the next steps.

07.09.20: We are currently operating on a limited basis. Covid-19 safety precautions and approved Risk Assessments have been put in place and we are inviting a small number of independent participants for sessions on Blackberry and on horseback.  At the moment, please do not visit the Centre without having a prior appointment.

Unicorn Centre pony Spider has written a story explaining how riding at the Centre might be a little different in the future. Read his story here.

 

BLACKBERRY HAS ARRIVED AT THE UNICORN CENTRE!

 

Blackberry is a Horse Riding Simulator, run by a computer.  He's been installed in his own stable in the yard, and has access to the mounting hoist.

He is a fantastic new tool for our existing and new participants, enabling them to develop and enhance their riding skills in a warm, controlled environment as an alternative to using a real live horse.  We’ll use it to assess potential new participants on our waiting list and those with particular physical or weight problems can continue their riding lessons on it.  Blackberry is also amazing for improving riding skills in everyone, even experienced riders with its sensors and computer programmes.  And it means that our ponies can still provide riding lessons in the arena at the same time, so we can offer riding to more people every day.

So if you know of anyone who could benefit from riding, with a possible assessment on Blackberry, we would love to hear from you.  Please contact us for more information. Prices are below.

"FROM WHEELCHAIR TO SADDLE - A STROKE SURVIVOR TELLS HIS AMAZING STORY".  Read Paul's letter about his riding experience at the Unicorn Centre here.  Sadly, Paul passed away on 8 August 2018. See our Latest News Page for a tribute to Paul.

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The Unicorn Centre provides riding lessons and therapy for children and adults from 5 years old, both disabled and able-bodied. The Centre's horses and ponies are carefully chosen for their temperament, size and ability to work with disabled riders, and a hoist facility for mounting onto ponies is available for wheelchair users... read more