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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 May 2016.

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'.




  • 1976-2016

     Ruby Celebrations


    is the 40th Anniversary

    of the founding of

    The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy

    Ruby Celebrations will take place throughout 2016 and

     Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th November will be a weekend to remember.


    Saturday 19th November

    FCRT Ruby Race Night


    Sunday 20th November

    FCRT Lunch and Other Trimmings!


    For further information and to purchase tickets please contact Paola King:

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

    You are invited to

    'The Fortune of Christmas'

    Tuesday 20th December 2016

    in the Indoor School

    at the FCRT Avon Tyrrell location

    Everyone welcome to enjoy various festive stalls, mince pies and hot drinks from 5pm

    Carols & Tableaux will be performed by the students, Associates, staff and horses at 6.30pm

    Dress Warmly and bring a torch!


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