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Project information

New equine experiences for young people

The Northern Racing College and Rossington Riding for the Disabled are hoping to raise enough funds to refurbish a redundant outdoor manege to allow students at the College and young people with disabilities from Rossington RDA to take part in therapy riding sessions.

March 2018 - September 2018

Charity information: Northern Racing College

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  • Need


    The current outdoor manege surface is unsuitable and unsafe. This means the area is not used currently for the benefit of training, recreation or therapy.


    We plan to remove the existing surface by commissioning specialist contractors. We will then install underground drainage and resurface the outdoor manege in an environmentally sensitive way.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    The aim is to turn a redundant facility into a fixed asset used daily by children and young people.


    » Provide daily horse riding tuition and instruction to young people and children & adults with disabilities for fun and therapy.

    What success will look like

    We will officially open the facility during summer 2018 and invite all donors supporting the campaign along to share in the success of the project aim.

  • Impact


    We will be able to lead horse riding tuition within a safe paddock and soft surface area for students at the Northern Racing College and RDA Rossington Hall. The manege will be used on a daily basis supporting up to 150 young people per year. In the safe environment games and therapeutic activities can be undertaken within the confines of the manege. Some people on the autism spectrum will not ride inside the arena so the manege will enable them to undertake the core strengthening activities.


    - Not sourcing the right contractor to remove waste material from manege. Researching supplier track record and taking advice from industry experts.
    -Falling short of the campaign target. Making a contribution from financial reserves if financially possible.
    -The activity of horse riding is medium risk but young people receive appropriate PPE as well as being chaperoned by trained instructors and volunteers who undertake risk assessments and are first aid trained.


    We will report to donors and the funders on social media platforms such as twitter, facebook, snapchat and instagram. Where appropriate we communicate through SMS text messaging service and/or email to send donors and funders quarterly newsletters.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £25,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £25,000 Appoint specialist contractor Surface removal, drainage installation and resurfacing manege
  • Background


    Northern Racing College's wonderful premises are located within the grounds of the beautiful Rossington Hall in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. The Riding for the Disabled facility sits within the boundaries of the NRC and is an integral part of the facility. The NRC and RDA work together to provide the best equine experiences and facilities that can be offered. Our project is perfect for a gentle hack in the countryside and which is a short drive from Doncaster Town Centre.


    The project benefits young people from former coalfield communities, children/ young people with learning difficulties and physical disabilities. Young people in Doncaster face some of the country's worse levels of deprivation according to a study by children's charity Barnados, being ranked 39th of 354 LA's in the UK and 4th most deprived in the Yorkshire & Humber region. The RDA provides young people who wouldn't ordinarily be able to afford equine therapy, the opportunity to do so.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The NRC charity was established in 1984 to support young people in training following large industrial cuts at the time. We are now one of two specialist College's nationally that provide trained staff into the racing industry. We value the involvement of Rossington Hall Riding for the Disabled who access the Northern Racing College site and support vulnerable young people and enables dedicated volunteers to participate in providing a service to users less fortunate than themselves.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Rossington Hall Riding For The Disabled

    User group accessing the outdoor manege at the Northern Racing College