The new carriage

We are delighted that a grant from Sport England has allowed us to purchase a wheel chair friendly horse drawn carriage.

The carriage will accommodate two wheel chair users and their carers along with the carriage driver and groom.

The carriage project began in April 2021 and within the first year two hundred children, young people and a few adults enjoyed riding in the carriage together with over 100 carers.

To book a ride for a wheelchair user and carer, contact Stephanie on info@ridingforsmiles.org or use the Contact form on the top menu.

Mental Health Project

We have three groups of pupils from Juniors schools taking part in our Mental Health Project.

This project, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund allows
children to attend sessions for a longer period of time in order to address their issues and allow for development.

Children taking part are identified by schools / CAMHS as having specific mental health issues and the aim of the Project is to address these issues and help prevent them escalating.

The Project has been carefully planned out by our SEN professional and Derbyshire Head teachers.

The Loos

Riding for Smiles has designed and built the new toilets with grants from The Cloth Workers’ Foundation; Elmton, Creswell and Hodthorpe Big Local; and Derbyshire County Council.

Thank you to the funders and to the Builders PB Solutions who significantly reduced their labour costs to fit within the budget.

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