All our RDA riding and carriage driving sessions run during the Flintshire school term time. Our mechanical horse, hippotherapy, some private riding sessions, and equine assisted well-being sessions run throughout the year.
Whilst these are our core set of activities, we would love to hear from you if you are looking for something different, either as a one-off activity or for a group. Prices correct as at September 2023.
We offer riding sessions for groups and individuals from the age of five. In our sessions, the horse provides a focus for a wide range of physical activities, and educational activities that help to build skills in literacy, numeracy and communication.
Held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – all daytime and into the evening on a Wednesday. Sessions last 40 minutes (to include mounting and dismounting) and cost £20 per session.
Private sessions are available by arrangement and cost £30 per 30-minute session.
Especially adapted carriages make carriage driving accessible to wheelchair users and those with limited mobility. The exhilarating feeling of movement provided by carriage driving is both therapeutic and a great sport. Our 2km all-weather track offers a unique driving experience around our peaceful setting.
Carriage Driving sessions run every Monday and cost £20 for 40 minutes (to include mounting and dismounting). Update - August 2023: Carriage Driving sessions are currently paused until 2024 while we train new coaches to lead on this activity. Please do still get in touch if you are interested in becoming a participant or volunteer.
Our CELT building is home to our fully simulated mechanical horse and classroom environment. Equine assisted learning and therapy sessions are delivered through horse focused educational activities, either in the classroom or working alongside horses from the ground. Sessions are designed to help develop self-awareness, confidence, communication, team skills and build literacy/numeracy skills.
These sessions can sometimes be offered as a pathway towards riding sessions.
Our state-of-the-art fully simulated mechanical horse with interactive screen offers an alternative riding experience that helps to build core strength and improve balance and posture. With its interactive screen you can choose to ride along the beach, go cross country or hone your dressage skills.
Sessions available to RDA and CELT participants.
Every Monday. £30 per 30 min session.
Alternative days and private hire available by prior arrangement.
Hippotherapy is physiotherapy on horseback. This specialist physiotherapy utilises the specific movements of a horse to provide rehabilitation to a wide range of both adult and paediatric neurological and complex conditions. It is also proven to improve motor, sensory and language skills.
Our Hippotherapy sessions run every Friday in partnership with Spirit Hippotherapy and can also be offered to participants under the age of five if suitable.
Riding session: £30 for a 30-minute session with a qualified physiotherapist.
Mechanical Horse: £35 for a 30-minute session with a qualified physiotherapist. Every Friday.
RDA Sessions Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations made by participants or if you don't arrive for your session, will be charged in full without exception. Should a session be cancelled by CSRC, we will arrange for a credit against next half-term’s bill or, where appropriate, arrange an alternative time and date.
Please ensure that you cancel any sessions as soon as possible either by phoning or emailing the Centre on 01352 770 446 / firstname.lastname@example.org, or direct with the partner delivering your session who confirmed your booking.
Please do not message us on Facebook to cancel as we may not see this in time.
Mechanical Horse Cancellation Policy:
Where cancellations are made with 2+ days’ notice, the session will be carried over to the following month. Applicable to one session per month.
Where cancellations are made with less than 2 days’ notice, sessions are still payable as it is difficult to fill slots at short notice.
Cancellations to be informed by Friday for following Monday sessions, or Tuesday for Thursday sessions. Please contact CSRC's main office to advise of cancellations on 01352 770 446.
Participant Assessments: Payment for initial assessments is required before the assessment date.
Mechanical horse sessions: Sessions should be booked and paid for monthly, in advance. Please only book sessions you are likely to be able to attend as no refunds will be given. Short notice or occasional sessions can be booked ad hoc depending on availability. These sessions can be paid for at the time of booking or on the day.
For riding and carriage driving: participants are charged per half-term and payment is required within two weeks of the new half-term.
Hippotherapy: Monthly invoices are raised in arrears.
Clwyd Special Riding Centre is unable to issue refunds and will only issue customer account credit in accordance with the cancellation policy.