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 who suffers from cerebral palsy is already a regular visitor to IRC with Scope, attending ‘Messy Play’ sessions made possible by the recently installed Changing Places toilet which enables him and others the chance to leave their home for a welcome change of scene and which until Friday meant only watching the horses. Read more
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 stables and then they enjoyed an exciting horse riding session.
Wight Horse CIC continues to raise funds to provide free and subsidised sessions at Island Riding Centre for groups and individuals who have financial and physical limitations and we look forward to supporting local schools as part of this project.
If you would like to support Wight Horse CIC or find out more, please get in touch by emailing email@example.com or call IRC on 01983 214000.
Would you like to update your horse first aid knowledge and make better decisions for your horse?
Are you sick of being unsure when to call the vet out and when you can cope on your own?
Wondering what you should have in your horse first aid kit?
Want to save money on your vet’s bills?
Join us on this popular one day workshop at Island Riding Centre, running from 10-4pm on 28th October with Kate from Vectis Vets delivering the training. The course costs just £75 per person and you will receive:
- Lunch and all refreshments included
- Certificate from the BHS and goodie bag
- Printed materials to take away so you don’t forget what you learn
Email Nicola firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Alternatively, learn more on their Facebook event.
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We look forward to seeing you there!
This month sees the official launch of our riding holiday packages which we hope will see equestrian enthusiasts visit the Isle of Wight to holiday and enjoy the many beach riding and trail riding opportunities available.