Wight Horse CIC

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 subsidised and – where possible – free riding and stable management opportunities, 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.

Disabled Horse Riding

The Wight Horse Community Interest Company (CIC) supports horse riding and equine assisted therapy for children and adults with physical and financial limitations.

Our aim is to make horse riding accessible for everyone whatever their situation and in addition provide educational opportunities and the therapeutic benefits from spending time with and around horses in a safe welcoming environment.

We already work with Island schools with children that have special needs and children excluded from main stream schooling due to social difficulties and widen these opportunities in the future.

With the opening of the Changing Places facility at Island Riding Centre this year the CIC will be able to welcome both Island families and visitors to the Island with severe disabilities in the knowledge that they have a safe, clean environment to use, giving them greater independence and improving quality of life. Going forward we hope raise enough money to introduce a ‘para-hoist’ capable of lifting a wheelchair user straight from their chair on to a horse.