Entries by

ABRS Update 7th November

Lockdown #2 Update 7th November Updated BE Guidance:  https://www.britishequestrian.org.uk/news/covid-19-england-lockdown-travel-in-scotland-and-post-firebreak-advice-for-wales The clarification on how the lockdown legislation is interpreted in the context of riding continues, with British Equestrian representing the combined views of the member bodies.  Further clarification was received last night from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and where this changes the […]

Lockdown 2.0

IRC Policy during Lockdown 2.0 Please follow our Covid 19 instructions which are displayed around the site at all times Lessons We will continue to book lessons using the EC Pro app as the office is unlikely to be staffed. Lessons will be more limited so please check the app regularly for updates and look […]

A visit from HRH The Princess Royal

We were delighted to welcome Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal to Island Riding Centre. During a two hour visit the Princess was able to see a range of the current projects in operation and met with many of the individuals associated with these. A brief introduction with owners Louise and Paul Buckner and Wighthorse […]

Steven’s riding high again!

Friday 28th February saw the unveiling of Island Riding Centre’s brand new Para Rider hoist from Dolphin Mobility. This is the Island’s only equine mobility hoist and enables all wheelchair bound adults and children the opportunity to get onto horse back. The first lucky rider to use the hoist was Steven Benson from Wootton. Steven […]

We welcome Barton Primary School

In association with our Community Interest Company Wight Horse we were delighted to welcome some of the staff and pupils from Barton Primary School for a pony ride and stable management session. Mrs Meredith and Mr Whiting accompanied ten pupils from across the school where they spent the morning grooming the horses, mucking out the […]

Study Centre opened by Lord-Lieutenant at Island Riding Centre

We were delighted to welcome Mrs Susie Sheldon, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for the Isle of Wight to officially open our study centre at the Island Riding Centre. During her visit the Lord-Lieutenant met the current intake of students from HTP Apprenticeship College and watched a short demonstration performed by some of the students under the […]

Changing Places WC opens at Island Riding Centre

We are delighted to announce the opening of our Changing Places toilet at Island Riding Centre. Changing Places WC’s provide added independence and improve the quality of life for 1000’s of families. With a motorised hoist and changing table as well as a shower and accessible sink and WC we hope this amazing facility will […]