Margaret Haes Riding Centre
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 1976 the centre joined NWRAH (North West Riding Association for the Handicapped).
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. The benefits of horse riding are immense enjoyment, physical and mental fitness and a chance to enjoy the open countryside.
Pony Days at the Margaret Haes Riding Centre run during the school holidays, these days are fun, everyone looks forward to it and enjoys coming. The aim is to balance fun and responsibility with each rider required to look after their own pony involving most of the activities that is required if you had your own horse.