An Isle of Wight riding business is celebrating after it bagged a Riding For The Disability Association kite mark.
The Island Riding Centre has become only the 45th equestrian centre in the UK to win the award.
Based near Newport, its staff were assessed before being granted the prestigious accolade.
The business says it is a key area in its plans for expansion. Manager Tian Hughes said:
“I am passionate that horse riding is open and available to everyone with no boundaries to anyone who is keen to experience the thrill of riding or being with horses”.
Owner Louise Buckner has set up a Community Interest Company, named Wighthorse, to raise money to encourage children on the Island with physical and financial limitations to get into riding. Island Roads is among those to donate, handing over £13,000.