New Riding Experiences for Able-bodied Riders

Unfortunately due to restrictions from the government and RDA National particularly around maintaining social distancing it has not been possible to offer our usual full range of riding and carriage driving lessons.

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Donate to Our Winter Appeal

Winter is upon us, along with a new lockdown, just as we were resuming activities after the last set of restrictions.

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Cancellation of Winter Dressage League

We regret to advise that due to the current situation with Coronavirus and the resulting restrictions, the Winter Dressage League has been cancelled for 2020.

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Magpie Centre Plans for Limited Re-Opening

The Magpie Centre will be returning to some limited riding activities later in September.* Due to the current level of coronavirus restrictions and guidelines from RDA National, riding will be restricted to those participants that do not require side walkers and only require a limited amount of help to mount/dismount the horse.  Unfortunately RDA National are still not permitting carriage driving as it is not possible to maintain the current social distancing guidelines whilst undertaking this activity.

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Equine Assisted Learning & Therapy courses to begin at Magpie

Earlier this year the Magpie Centre, together with the charity Mind, started on the path to building a new activity. Equine Assisted Learning & Therapy (EALT) is a programme encouraging interaction between horses and people to promote mental well being.

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rider michelle & horse jupiter

Magpie’s Michelle is Community Champion of the Week

Our very own Michelle Aflatt got on her bike earlier this month to raise £755 for the Magpie Centre. Michelle, who has been riding at the Centre since the age of five, was keen to boost the Centre’s income during lockdown, as the cost of keeping the 14 horses and ponies continues, even though the income from rider donations halted abruptly in March.

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Friends of Magpie Centre Arch

Add Your Name to our Friends of Magpie Centre Arch

Can You Help Us? As with the rest of the country, lockdown has brought financial difficulties for our Centre so we are asking if you might be able to help us.

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Message to our volunteers, supporters and friends

Please accept our apologies for not providing an update sooner as to what is happening at the Magpie Centre and our thanks for bearing with us!

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Closed Until Further Notice

In line with RDA National advice and guidelines we regret to advise that the Magpie Centre will be closed until further notice.

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Magpie Centre Gallops Into New Year

The New Year started well for the Magpie Centre with the arrival of a new pony, plus some generous grants, which will enable us to expand our activities.

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