Help Disabled Children To Enjoy Horse Riding - Saffron Walden

Riding for the Disabled sessions enable mentally and physically disabled children to enjoy horse riding, to enhance their quality of life.

Children from several local schools attend with learning support assistants who can act as side walkers. Volunteers act as pony leaders and side walkers at these sessions which are held Thursday and Friday mornings

(approximately 9 .15am to 11.15 pm), term time only.

There is also a need for a volunteer instructor, who teaches the rides.


Love of children and/or ponies but not necessary to be able to ride. Must be physically fit.

Must complete Riding for the Disabled training.

Instructors must be confident with horses and be able to project their voice and control the ride. Training is in house and takes about 1 year - based on the number of hours they attend the sessions.


  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
    RDA training to be completed - in house training
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 29/01/2017

End Date: 10/01/2020

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No Yes Yes No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

This opportunity takes place at Brook Farm Equestrian Centre, Hempstead Rd, Saffron Walden Help is especially needed on the Friday morning.


This opportunity is available in: Uttlesford

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