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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 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 Jane Holderness-Roddam CBE LVO

    Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th February

    at FCRT Avon Tyrrell BH23 8EE

    This clinic is designed for people and their horses who aim to compete up to Novice Level in the 2018 Eventing Season.

    Learn how to improve your Flatwork and Pole work with Jane. You will also have the chance to gain some useful tips on how to maximise your marks during competition.

    One day and Two day options available and participants will be grouped according to ability. Participant and Spectator numbers are limited and entry by pre-paid ticket only.

    One Day Clinic - £60. Two day Clinic - £100. Spectators £15.

    Concessions available

    Stabling available for an extra charge and Hel's Kitchen will be on site.

    Jane was the first British woman to compete in the three-day event at the Olympics.  She was in the gold medal winning team in Mexico in 1968 riding Our Nobby who was only 15hh.  She won Badminton twice, once on Our Nobby in 1968 and again on Warrior in 1978.  She won Burghley in 1976 and the team Gold Medal at the European Championships in 1977 both on Warrior. All this was whilst working as an SRN at the Middlesex Hospital.

    Following her retirement from competing in the mid-90s, Jane remained involved as Chairman of British Eventing from 1999-2004.  She has ridden, judged and taught around the world, and has mentored many internationally successful event riders from this country and abroad.

    Please contact Paola King for further information

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


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