Arrow Riding Centre commemorates 35th Anniversary with a Royal visit

Arrow Riding Centre, based in Darenth is having a Royal visit next month to mark its 35th anniversary.

Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, will visit the centre to commemorate this important milestone at this fantastic riding centre for children with special needs.

For three and a half decades, this charity has been a huge asset to our community for its work with young people and adults with special needs. It provides riding lessons and therapy to individuals and young people of all ages and abilities.

Like so many charities, Arrow Riding Centre is a non-profit organisation run by dedicated staff and a team of people who give their time to volunteer there. Led by Val and Ken Blake and a group of 55 volunteers, the centre is entirely self-funded and has to raise over £140,000 each year.

During the visit, Princess Anne, who is President of the Riding for Disabled Association, will tour the facilities, which include an indoor and outdoor arena and meet all the people who make the centre so successful.

This charity offers people with special needs wonderful opportunities and I am honoured and delighted to have been invited to this occasion which will highlight the Arrow’s important work and celebrate the centre’s success.