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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 and we look forward to seeing you soon...

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'.




  • FCRT Afternoon Tea

    The FCRT Afternoon Tea

    will take place on

    Thursday 16th August


    Chewton Glen Hotel

    from 3pm 6pm

    when the winning number of the Treasure Hunt will be announced

    (the Treasure is an overnight stay at Chewton Glen Hotel for two people, including dinner and breakfast)


    To purchase tickets for the Afternoon Tea or the Treasure Hunt please contact Paola King:

    pj.king@fcrt.ac.uk or 01425 673297



    Bricky Horse Trials


    The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy will be at Bricky Horse Trials


    Saturday 22nd September & Sunday 23rd September 2018

    Bricky Farm, Toller Porcorum, Dorset, DT2 0DW 

     Bricky aims to offer every horse and rider a mix of fun and education. The Bricky tracks make full use of the permitted distances, efforts, heights and spreads across our undulating land using solid inviting natural timber fences which are generally up to size.

    The BE105 class uses a separate x/c track designed and built to the 1.05m dimensions. The course is a definite step up from BE100 towards Novice. The Intermediate Novice class will use a different x/c track from the Novice. Although using Novice dimensions, it will be more technical and thus 'stronger'.

    Each track has been revised for 2018 despite the 2017 cancellation; detailed information will be on www.brickyfarm.com in due course and riders should check the website nearer the time for more information on all tracks.




    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 11th October 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


    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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