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Dedicated to supporting children and adults with physical disabilities and a wide range of learning difficulties.

Established since 1955

Our Team


Our Centre Manager and Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and has been with us for three years. She coaches Monday to Friday alongside some of our coaches in training. 


Our head groom Monday to Friday. You’ll usually find her on the yard caring for the ponies and preparing them for lessons. She is also a coach in training.


The landowner of Broadlands and a Trustee. You will occasionally find her coaching or schooling the ponies as well as keeping the centre running smoothly as part of our team.  


Our administrator. You’ll find her in the office two mornings a week monitoring our emails and keeping the office running.

Sarah R

Lead Saturday Coach and Deputy Safeguarding Lead (DDSL). You’ll find her here for our Thursday & Saturday sessions.

Sarah W

Another of our volunteer coaches on a Saturday.


Coaches alongside the Saturday coaches.


Runs Lowen Equine Therapy from Broadlands and uses our ponies.


Runs Hippotherapy from Broadlands and uses our ponies. 


Our Carriage Driving Coach and sessions on a Wednesday lunchtime.


We are always looking for extra volunteers and welcome work experience. Apply to be a Volunteer

Our Trustees

Tony Williams

Chair of Trustees & Site Maintenance and Health & Safety

Anne Tomlinson

Finance Officer & Treasurer

Suzanne Stratford

RDA Equine Knowledge and daughter of 1955 founder, Frank and Flora Welch

Emma Trotter


Emma Mallory

Welfare of ponies

Rich Benton


Sharon Rafter

Parent of participant

Kim Ottridge

Events Co-ordinator

Debbie Cavalier 


Our committed team of Trustees have responsibility for the charity’s management and administration. They meet quarterly as a Committee to ensure the smooth running of the Centre. They come from varied backgrounds and bring many different strengths.

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