Horse Riding & Accommodation For All At Island Riding Centre
Based on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Island Riding Centre offers accessible horse riding and accommodation for all. As new members of Tourism For All, Island Riding tell us a bit about their Centre and why you should visit.
Accessible Horse Riding
The Island Riding Centre’s equestrian complex has been designed and built to cater for riders of all abilities. Our indoor arena has been designed to incorporate a Changing Places toilet and a wheelchair lift will be installed to enable full access to our first floor viewing area and classroom. We want to make horse riding accessible for all!
TV presenter and Paralympic wheelchair basketball athlete Ade Adepitan MBE and rising music star Elle Exxe were the first guests at the Island Riding Centre. During their time at the Island Riding Centre, they met some of the riding school ponies and officially opened the centre’s new fibrewax outdoor arena.
In February 2018, we became only the 45th recognised kite mark accessible riding centre by the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) and already work with local individuals and schools, providing accessible horse riding and equine assisted therapy sessions on the Isle of Wight.
Through our associated Community Interest Company (Wighthorse CIC) we will be providing subsidised, and in some cases free, riding to individuals. The White Horse Community Interest Company supports horse riding and equine assisted therapy for children and adults with physical and financial limitations.
Using the National Accessible Scheme for Disabled Access as a guide, our accessible accommodation on the Isle of Wight is to a minimum of Mobility Level M1, with two of our accessible holiday units being Mobility Level M2 and one Mobility Level 3 Independent (M3i) accessible holiday cottage.
Our accessible accommodation caters for many types of disability, from ground floor cottages, grab rails and wet rooms, to a purpose-built kitchen with an adjustable sink and hob, suitable for an independent wheelchair user.
Learn more about our different types of accessible accommodation on the Isle of Wight athttp://www.islandriding.com/ac...
All of our accommodation units open onto a courtyard and have low-level thresholds to aid wheelchair access, and parking available immediately adjacent to the holiday accommodation.
To book your accessible stay at Island Riding Centre on the Isle of Wight, please contact us by email to to [email protected]
or call us on 01983 215 000. We look forward to welcoming you!