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The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy

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At the FCRT a passion for horses becomes a means of learning life skills...the FCRT is not a riding school, it is a place where horses are a means to an end, not an end in themselves! What is taught and learnt through horses at the FCRT is about developing an ability to communicate, travel independently, manage money, and time and to make it possible to have a better understanding of numeracy and literacy for everyday life.

Until you are able to visit, we hope the website gives you some idea of what the FCRT is all about. There is no doubt that a visit to the real thing is best! We look forward to seeing you soon...our next Open Day is on Thursday, 14th May 2015.

Some young people are highly motivated to learn when it comes to horses, yet in a traditional classroom environment find learning too difficult...for them the FCRT may be an unexpected turning point in their further education. Individuals who have the motivation to learn through horses are given the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge needed to lead an independent and fulfilled life, learning what was previously unachievable.

Horses at the FCRT are a means to a life changing end, not for sport and leisure pursuits. So much of what is required to work with and understand horses is also what enables the achievement of neccessary life and social skills.


  • Please click on the links on the top left of each of our pages to find more information about the FCRT, what it offers, about the facilities, the staff and the horses and how you can become involved or give your support.


  • To contact FCRT please telephone 01425 673297, e.mail enquiries@fcrt.ac.uk or you can go to the 'Contact Us' page and use the 'Online Enquiry Form'.


  • For 'Diary Dates', please click on the 'Forthcoming Diary Dates' download at the bottom of the page.


  • For copies of the latest FCRT Ofsted and Care Quality Commission (CQC) Reports, please click on the corresponding links at the bottom of the page.


  • To find current FCRT job vacancies, please click on the link 'Join the Team' and then on 'Employment Opportunities'.






    Burley Saturday 16th May 2015

    Horse or Cycle Ride 2015

    Walkers Welcome

    Routes are mainly off-road through open forest:

    Horses and walkers about 6 miles, cyclists a choice of about 6 or 16 miles.

    Start and Finish at Burley Park, adjacent to Queens Head.

    £10 Per Person (Maximum £20 per family).

    Information and Registration Forms can be found at:



    New Forest Rotarians are enthusiastic, fun loving and active volunteers who give their time and talents to serve communities both at home and overseas.

    These are dedicated people, men and women from business and professions, who share a common interest in helping others.

    Fun fundraising Dog Show May 2015

    Fun fundraising Dog Show taking place at the FCRT Avon Tyrrell on Saturday 23rd May 2015, from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

    The Dog Show is to raise funds for the FCRT (Registered Charity number 1045352) and Woofability (Registered Charity Number 1135756). Woofability is a charity based  in the FCRT area, that trains dogs to help disabled people.

    The event will have a variety of fun, informal classes and stalls. We would be delighted if you and your friends – and of course your dogs – come along and enjoy the day with us.

    Among the stalls there will be a cake stall, a Woofability stall, FCRT stall, Tack and Equine equipment and a Tombola...

    We very much hope to see you on the day.

    For further details about the day and for entry forms, please contact Gemma Symonds on 01425 673297.


    FCRT Open Day 2015

    The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy

     invites you to attend an

    Open Day

     at the FCRT Avon Tyrrell location, BH23 8EE

     on Thursday 14th May 2015

     Between 11.00 am. and 4.00 pm.

       Do you know someone who really likes horses?

    People with learning difficulties and disabilities between 16 and 25 years

    learn on the residential Further Education Through Horsemastership Course

    Transfer learning from a place you want to be

    ...to the place you need it most


    Meet staff, students and horses.

    Opportunity to visit the Wootton Hall Farm location, where weekly riding therapy sessions take place.

           Refreshments available.

         Tel: 01425 673297 or Email: enquiries@fcrt.ac.uk





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