Providing therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities.

The Magpie Centre, RDA West Norfolk

Our horses and ponies provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities.

We offer activities such as riding and carriage driving to all age groups and, wherever possible, to people with any disability. We also offer ‘Tea with a Pony’ for those living with dementia or other disabilities and Equine Assisted Learning Therapy (EALT) a programme encouraging interaction between horses and people to promote mental well being.

We have been carrying out our life-changing activities at our Wallington Hall location for over 30 years, and we take great pride in the exceptional standard of our instructors and volunteers.

We rely on voluntary help, as well as donations and legacies to deliver our services.

The Big Neigh for Hay

With winter fast approaching our thoughts are now turning to providing food for our wonderful horses throughout the coming months.  

If you are able to help us please do, even if it is a small sum. Many people giving small amounts can soon add up!

Take Part

A hack with volunteer and side walker

Our goal is to give each rider, whatever their ability, the opportunity to be in control of their pony within a supportive and structured environment and perhaps most importantly to have fun.

Carriage Driving Lesson along a track at Wallington Hall

Our carriages are especially designed to carry wheelchairs if required and every time a disabled driver is taken out they can be accompanied by their carer if appropriate. 

woman walks beside horse

Equine assisted learning therapy is a tailor-made, six week programme designed to promote mental well being through the relationship you can build with the horse.

A pony stands next to a table laid out for afternoon tea

An opportunity for those living with dementia or other disabilities to meet, stroke and spend time with our fantastic ponies. Full Wheelchair access available.

Support Us

Magpie Centre Friendship Arch

It costs around £150,000 a year to keep the Centre running, much of which comes from small donations made by members of the public and local businesses.

Little pony large horse touch noses

Visit our online shop where you can sponsor one of our horses or ponies as well as being able to buy Magpie Centre gifts, clothing and other merchandise.

Volunteer grooming a horse

Join us! Your time could make a real difference to the lives of the people who use our Centre. We have plenty of horsey and non-horsey roles.

What's New

Events

Winter Dressage League

The Winter Dressage League returns to the Magpie Centre for the 2021/2022 season. Starting on the 24th of October at the indoor school, Magpie Centre, Wallington Hall.

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