Posted: 4th February 2019 | Back to news feed

Kimblewick Equestrian Centre, based in Dereham, Norfolk, is holding a special event to mark Disabled Access Day.

Disabled Access Day was launched in 2015 to create opportunities for disabled people to try something new, highlighting the fantastic facilities that already exist at venues, as well as a friendly welcome.

Taking place on March 16, 2019, Accessibility Mark has joined forces with Disabled Access Day to encourage more disabled people to consider taking part in horse riding activities and learn about the benefits of spending time with horses.

As an Accessibility Mark accredited centre, Kimblewick Equestrian will open the event with a 30 minute display by their current Accessibility Mark riders before offering a ‘Have a Go’ session where visitors will be able to meet and greet the horses and experience a short ride.

Free tea and coffee will then be available while staff introduce their riding programmes and badge scheme. There will also be a 10% discount for anyone block booking four or more lessons on the day.

The centre has good parking facilities with wheel chair access.

The event will start at 2 pm and run until 4.30 pm, with booking essential by contacting Kimblewick Equestrian by telephone on 01362 858695 or email  enquiries@kimblewick.co.uk, before March 9, 2019.

Nikkita Gosling of Kimblewick Equestrian said: “Our Disabled Access Day event not only gives us the opportunity to welcome some potential new clients to the centre but also to showcase the amazing achievements of our disabled riders.”

“Visitors to the event can be assured a warm welcome awaits from both the staff and the horses.”

Accessibility Mark status is awarded to a riding centre that has been approved by RDA following training and assessment. The close link with the RDA means that they offer continuous support to the establishment to ensure they provide a first class experience that aims to be hugely beneficial.

Disabled Access Day 2019 is focused on highlighting the availability of Changing Places toilets, and the need for more to be made available. To find the nearest Changing Places toilet to a Disabled Access Day event visit the Changing Places website.

For more information about Disabled Access Day please visit www.disabledaccessday.com.

To find your nearest RDA Group or Accessibility Mark centre visit www.rda.org.uk.

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