Providing horse riding opportunities for the disabled

The Margaret Haes Riding Centre was founded by Margaret Haes in 1967. She soon affiliated her new riding centre to the Riding for the Disabled Association. She was an accomplished horsewoman, and passionate about sharing her love of riding with those less fortunate.

In approximately 1976 she and her team joined NWRAH, the North West Riding Association for the Handicapped. In 2004, in recognition of Peggy’s hard work and dedication, the centre, now independent, was re-named the Margaret Haes Riding Centre.

The charity is an independent organisation that relies on donations for the upkeep of the stables. It has embarked on a comprehensive refurbishment project to improve the facilities.



The charity continues to provide riding opportunities for the disabled and reaches as far afield as Rochdale, Wigan and Bolton. The charity has helped hundreds of physically and mentally disabled children and adults enjoy the experience of riding over the West Pennine Moors. 

If you have a special need, or are a parent or carer of someone you think may benefit from our services or looking for introductory riding lessons, please contact us for a chat or to make an appointment to come along and look around our facilities.

We always need volunteers, so if you can spare an hour or two to help we would be delighted to hear from you.

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