The Wight Horse Community Interest Company (CIC) is a not for profit organisation focussed on providing equestrian activities for children and adults with physical limitations, special educational needs and social difficulties.

The CIC aims to provide a suitable learning environment to develop physical, mental and social skills using horses either through riding, horse care or an outdoor stable yard environment.

Fund raising activities will enable the CIC to provide the very latest equipment and facilities as well as suitably trained staff in a convenient location so that horse riding is accessible for everyone.

Wight Horse CIC registered in England company number 10828984

The Isle of Wight Riding Centre has been designed and built to cater for riders of all abilities.

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. There they met some of the riding school ponies and officially opened the centre’s new fibrewax outdoor arena.

These floor plans are of some of the ground floors of our units, with further bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs for family members/carers.

Holiday Units:

Using the National Accessible Scheme for Disabled Access as a guide, all of our new-build holiday units will be to a minimum of Mobility Level M1 which is typically suitable for a person with sufficient mobility to climb a flight of steps but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.

Four units will have a downstairs toilet and shower room and an open plan living, dining and kitchen area.

Two of our new build units are aiming to meet Mobility Level M3 Assisted (M3a) which is typically suitable for a person who depends on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position. This person also requires personal or mechanical assistance (e.g. carer, hoist). These units have a downstairs bedroom and large wet room with an accessible WC and optional grab rails and shower wheelchair.

One of our units will aim for Mobility Level 3 Independent (M3i) which is similar to M3a but where a person may be an independent traveller. This particular unit will have a purpose built kitchen with a sink a hob that are height adjustable and a side opening oven with resting shelf suitable for a wheelchair user. This unit has a large downstairs bedroom with king size bed accessible from either side and emergency pull cord alarms in both this bedroom and a downstairs wet room which includes an accessible WC and sink with grab rails and optional shower wheelchair.

The three accessible units will have a added features to the smoke alarm which includes a flashing light and vibrating pillow for those with hearing or sight problems.

All of our units open off from a courtyard and have low-level thresholds to aid wheelchair access.

Our separate bungalow has a large open plan living area with plenty of space to manoeuvre with four bedrooms and four bathrooms meeting the M1 standard.

The bungalow by nature has everything on one level and there are optional ramps, hoist and grab rails available on request for all units.

We are hoping to have a specialist hoist for lifting disabled riders onto a horse as well as a purpose built mounting ramp.

Moving around the site will be made that much more easy with paths, ramps and resting points.