A History of the Mid Cheshire Group

A History of the Mid Cheshire Group

Mid Cheshire Riding for the Disabled was formed in 1977 at Birtles Riding School in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire. Mid Cheshire has always been a progressive group, and we moved to Mobberley Riding School in the 80’s where we ran for twenty five years using the school ponies along with two owned by the group: Nashend Linkwood and Whiskey Mac.

During our time at Mobberley, we changed from being a member ‘group’ of the Riding for the Disabled Association to an independent, registered Charity in our own right, whilst remaining as members of RDA. This is a situation that continues to this day.


During 2009 the group moved again to New Barn Livery in Ollerton, the new home of Pamela Rigby who had owned Mobberley Riding School previously. This move brought with it the chance to expand our riding opportunities to include Tuesday, Friday and Saturday morning rides so we could cater for more riders.

Whiskey Mac has now been retired, but Link has been joined by another pony belonging to the Charity, Pip, and our aim is to have another horse before very long! As we move forward, we hope that our group continues to thrive, thanks to our band of very able lovely volunteers, and all our supporters, riders and horses and ponies.

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