• Holidays

    Find out about the wonderful holidays we offer at Clwyd Special Riding Centre.

  • Meet The Groups

    Get to know the RDA groups that use our centre regularly.

  • Adopt A Pony

    Learn how to adopt a pony from Clwyd Special Riding Centre.

  • Donations

    Discover how beneficial donations are here at the riding centre and how you can help.

Welcome To The Clwyd Special Riding Centre Website!

Clwyd Special Riding Centre situated in Llanfynydd near Wrexham in North Wales is a registered charity run by a group of volunteers. Every week it welcomes over 200 people of all ages with special needs who benefit from the pleasure and stimulation of riding, carriage-driving and equestrian vaulting. This unique Centre also provides residential riding holidays for groups of people with special needs from all over the UK and abroad.

Road Closure

There are signs on the road running past the Centre to say that it will be closed on Sunday 20th July. We do not know the reason for this or for how long the road will remain closed. If you need to travel to the Centre on that day, please be mindful that you may need to choose an alternative route. If the situation changes we will post a message here.

Posted at July 14, 2014

Marathon Man running again….

Simon Cottle, the son of our Hon Treasurer ran the ultramarathon in Colarado last year raising an incredible £11,000 for the Centre. This year, he has set himself another challenge, running a marathon a day through the Austrian and Swiss Alps, at altitude. Simon has set up a Virgin Money Giving page for donations. Please visit Simon Cottle's  page if you wish to make a donation towards this challenge.  Good luck Simon, hope the training is going well, and ...

Posted at June 27, 2014

June Newsletter!

Our new June Newsletter is now available to download, hope you enjoy reading it and catching up on all the news.

Posted at June 24, 2014

Bingo afternoon, Llay Royal British Legion

On Saturday, 28th June, 2014, one of our supporters held a bingo session to raise funds for the Centre. Doors opened at 1.30pm at the Royal British Legion in Llay, near Wrexham. Thank you, Tracy, for organising this event and for raising a fantastic £460 for the Centre's funds, it is very much appreciated.

Posted at May 23, 2014

Hawarden Castle Gardens Open Day

The beautiful gardens at Hawarden Castle were open to visitors on Saturday 18th May. It was a glorious day, weather wise, and there was a record number of people kind enough to visit.  An incredible £5010 was raised so huge thanks go to everyone who attended and bought the lovely strawberry cream scones, cakes and teas and plants, of course. There were 500 scones supplied and there was a big cheer when the last one was plated up! The ...

Posted at May 19, 2014

Hippotherapy Conference – Now fully booked!

The first hippotherapy conference in Wales is  being hosted by Lynne Munro our RDA Regional Physiotherapist (Lynne also leads the hippotherapy sessions held on Fridays, here at CSRC). The conference is being held at the Wrexham Medical Institute, Technology Park Centre,  Croesnewydd Road, Wrexham, Ll13 7YP on Thursday 26th June, 2014, between 9.00am and 3.00pm. Tickets are available at £25 each (contact CSRC on 01352 770446). There will be no refund for non attendance, the fee will be treated as a ...

Posted at April 4, 2014

Easter bag packing at M&S, Wrexham

Once again, huge thanks go out  to our incredible volunteers who were kind enough to give up their valuable time over the Easter break to go bag packing at M&S, Eagles Meadow, Wrexham.  We are so very grateful for the time you gave,  for the hard work you put in and for the way you all represented the Centre so enthusiastically. Your support  helped to raise a fantastic £1712.12 for the Centre's funds. THANK YOU!  DIOLCH YN FAWR IAWN!

Posted at March 11, 2014

Have you any old bikes to donate?

Mr Lane, one of our valued volunteers, often repairs bikes which have been donated which are then sold to raise funds for the Centre.  The bikes soon go once the work has been done and Mr Lane is in need of some more to work on, please. So, if you have an old bike in the garden shed or garage, one that the children have outgrown, one that you may no longer use, please do consider ...

Posted at January 21, 2014


If you are planning to do any shopping on line, then please consider registering with easyfundraising.org.uk A percentage or a fee will be earned by shopping with certain retailers, all of the top retailers can be found there eg 1.5% with Amazon, 6%with The Body Shop You will need to register on the easyfundraising.org.uk website but this is a very simple process.  Once registered you can then sign in, look for Clwyd Special Riding Centre as the charity you wish to support, ...

Posted at October 22, 2013

Fundraising Event – Marathon Woman!

Sarah-Jane Maples, whose dad, John, volunteers for CSRC, for Hope Mountain RDA and for the Hippotherapy team, is running a full marathon in London and a half marathon the week after, in Cardiff, to raise funds for CSRC and MacMillan Cancer Support.  Should you wish to donate to Sarah-Jane's mission, please go onto the Virgin Money Giving website and look for Sarah-Jane's page. Donating this way is quick and easy and Virgin Money Giving will even sort out the Gift Aid, if applicable, ...

Posted at September 23, 2013