Project information

To the Championships

To enable 30 disabled people to train, qualify & compete at the Riding for the Disabled National Championships. Including all coaching sessions, entry fees, transport up to 8 horses to the event, their stabling & keep for 3 days, transportation & accommodation costs for riders, coaches & carerers

September 2011 - July 2012

Charity information: Clwyd Special Riding Centre

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  • Need


    Many Equestrian Para Olympians started their competitive careers at this event. The decline in grant providers covering transportation and accommodation costs is causing the problem of not being able to attend this important event in the future. The Clwyd Special Riding Centre and the Regional support from the Riding for the Disabled are finding funding more and more difficult to source. As a none for profit organisation we try to provide every possible outlet for our 200 riders each week.


    The Clwyd Special Riding Centre and the North Wales Riding for the Disabled Region will coach up to 30 riders to attend the qualifying rounds and on to the Championships of the Riding for the Disabled Dressage and Countryside Challenge competitions. Provide transport of up to 8 horses and their keep for 3 days and provide transport and accommodation for the riders, coaches and carerers.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To coach riders for the Regional Dressage and Countryside Challenge Competitions


    » Plan & deliver a series of coaching sessions aimed at dressage tests. Build a Countryside Challenge Course, plan & deliver coaching sessions

    What success will look like

    Success will be to compete at the Regional Qualifier and qualify for the National Championships of the Dressage and Countryside Challenge competitions.

    Aim 2

    Travel to National Championships, Gloucestershire, accomodating 8 horses, riders, coaches & helpers


    » To compete at this level for our disabled riders creates, self esteem, a sense of achievement and independence that is so often missing in their lives

    What success will look like

    Success will be to travel to the National Championships, Gloucestershire, accommodating 8 horses, up to 30 riders, their coaches & their helpers. To achieve a place in any class

  • Impact


    The long term affects of attending competitions such as these are numerous and affect each rider, their coaches & helpers in different ways. For some this will be the start of a long sporting career that can lead them to Para Olympian status. For others the personnel achievement of being there, after a years work, is in its self a mountain they have climbed. The coaches develop their skills & are in a position to coach young coaches and pass on the knowledge they have gained from the experience


    There is a risk that due to our riders physical conditions they may have to pull out of competitions at various points. We are looking at a squad of up to 30 riders to enable us to have substitute. This can only be up to the qualifying stage as once a place has been secured it is that riders name to go forward to competition.


    Our website has an events page where all our activities are recorded. The Centre issues a twice yearly news letter which is sent out to all our major donors.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £2,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,200 transportation travelling the horses to competition
      £800 stabling stabling, feed, bedding for the horses when away at competition
      £500 travel & accommodation travel and accommodation for coaches and helpers
  • Background


    Clwyd Special Riding Centre is situated in Llanfynydd, North Wales. We have an indoor and outdoor riding arena, 23 horses and 2km of riding and driving all weather track. We cater 200 riders, drivers and equestrian vaulters each week and host residential disabled holidays from March to November. The Centre is run by 9 paid staff and 250 volunteers


    The beneficiaries of the project will be the disabled riders and their families and helpers

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Centre coaches disabled riders from all over North Wales and we have well trained horses and the necessary specialist equipment needed to help the riders achieve their goals

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Julie Sargeant

    Centre Manager. She will co-ordinate the planning and delivery of the coaching sessions and organise entries, transport, stabling and accommodation

    Diane Williams

    Yard Manager. She will train the horses, coach the riders and travel with the horses to events