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Welcome to the FCRT

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 12th October 2017.

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'.




  • with Nikki Burlong BHSII

    Saturday 26th May 2018

    Nikki Burlong is holding a 

    Rider Biomechanics clinic 

    at FCRT Avon Tyrrell BH23 8EE to raise funds for

    The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy

    This clinic is designed for riders who want to improve their position and all abilities are catered for.


    The way you sit has a profound influence on your horse, and for each little change that you make, your horse changes too.  Learn how to lift your horse’s back, allowing him/her to lower their head and neck and engage their hindquarters, producing a correct outline. Some clever changes in your position can have a large impact on how your horse performs.  



    £40 for a 45 minute private lesson and £30 each for two people sharing an hour lesson

    Please contact Paola King for further information

    Telephone: 01425 673297  email: pj.king@fcrt.ac.uk

    For more information about Nikki visit www.equineinsight.uk

    FCRT Golf Day 2018

    at Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club


    Charity  Golf  Day

    In aid of

    The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy

    Charity Number: 1045352



    Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club

    Sway Road   Brockenhurst  Hampshire  SO42 7SG

    Thursday 21st June 2018


    Coffee and bacon rolls on arrival

    18 holes of golf from 9am

    Two Course Buffet Meal


    Teams of 4 best 2 scores to count

    Team Prizes    Nearest the Pin   Beat the Champ on the Par 3

    Superb Raffle prizes and Cake Stall at ‘The Set’


     For further informaiton please contact Paola King:

    email: pj.king@fcrt.ac.uk or telephone: 01425 673 297

    FCRT Open Day 2018

    The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy

     invites you to attend an

    Open Day

     at the FCRT Avon Tyrrell location, BH23 8EE

     on Thursday 10th May 2018

     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: admissions@fcrt.ac.uk





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