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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

Paige

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. 

Freya

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.

Suzanne

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.  

Holly

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.

Mandy

Coaches alongside the Saturday coaches.

Ali

Runs Lowen Equine Therapy from Broadlands and uses our ponies.

Nicky

Runs Hippotherapy from Broadlands and uses our ponies. 

Chris

Our Carriage Driving Coach and sessions on a Wednesday lunchtime.

Seeking

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

Secretary

Emma Mallory

Welfare of ponies

Rich Benton

Fundraising

Sharon Rafter

Parent of participant

Kim Ottridge

Events Co-ordinator

Debbie Cavalier 

Safeguarding

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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