Three UK riding schools will receive free equipment for disabled riders, thanks to a £21,000 share in Sport England Get Equipped’s £1.1million funding of sports equipment for disabled people.

Newham Riding School and Association, London, Conquest Centre for Disabled Riders, Taunton and Morpeth Group Riding for the Disabled, Northumberland will benefit from new kit.

This includes wheelchair-accessible mounting ramps, reins, saddle pads and stirrups, a driving carriage and a new horse, as well as specialised training.

This article was first published in Horse & Hound magazine (13 March 2014)