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Supporting local charities

Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials are proud to support The Abingdon Riding for the Disabled Group

The Abingdon Riding for the Disabled Group, founded in 1975. dispenses a unique therapy to over 88 children and adults, whose ages range from 2 to 70.   All enjoy the experience of riding, with opportunities to join in social activities, competitions, or even go on National holidays.  All of which combine to bring a new dimension to restricted lives, encourage independence, give confidence and generally improve the well-being of each individual. This is all made possible thanks to over 140 volunteers, who regularly give up their time and energy to ensure that the Group provides riding therapy throughout the year. We aim to provide our volunteers with training, friendship and fun. The Group caters for many diverse disabilities, including learning difficulties, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy and a variety of syndromes. 

We have 15 horses and ponies at present and they do a magnificent job for our disabled riders.   Riding must be fun at all costs. Our Centre is a place of great achievement, where new friendships are made, confidence gained and medical conditions are  improved.

Everyone at Abingdon Riding for the Disabled would like to thank The Jockey Club and Blenheim Palace for your support with our fundraising and would like to wish you all very successful Horse Trials, with lots of good riding and lovely weather!

Registered Charity No: 1141360