The Riding for the Disabled Glasgow Group is a large riding establishment based in the Summerston area of Glasgow - a Member Group of the National Riding for the Disabled Association. We provide a riding facility in the Glasgow area for children with special needs from local schools during the day and for adults with special needs in the evening. The centre was officially opened in 1988 by HRH, the Princess Royal, president of the Riding for the Disabled Association Charity. The premises were purpose built with stabling for 20 horses, an indoor and outdoor arena, offices, tea bar and flats for the yard staff. All types of riders are catered for, with a wide age range. This experience is not only beneficial to those who are physically disabled but also to those who are autistic, blind, suffering from problems associated with mental health or other special needs. We aim to teach to new skills and promote independence by encouraging our riders to take charge of their horse. Our activities can provide a dynamic, motor and sensory experience where self esteem and self discipline can be raised.