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The Gallops at Island Riding Centre

Island Riding Centre, Newport, UK, PO30 2NB, United Kingdom | 01983 215000 | Website

Venue Description

The Gallops is set in 40 acres of countryside on the outskirts of Newport. Arranged around a beautiful landscaped pedestrian courtyard, it consists of seven newly constructed 3 and 4 bedroom houses. Each unit can be easily accessed via a level block paved pathway and have low level thresholds for easy access on foot or by wheelchair. Three of the units have downstairs bedrooms with wet rooms with showers and easy access sinks suitable for wheelchair users (additional items such as shower wheelchairs, and stools are available on request), and one of our units has adjustable worktops with sink and hob and each has a private paved patio garden.All seven units have open plan living/dining/kitchens and all have downstairs showers and WCs in addition to the ones upstairs. Parking is immediately adjacent to the units and there is an electric car charging point that is free for guests. The courtyard itself has additional seating overlooking a central garden with water feature and has paved access to a paddock that is home to our resident sheep Lambo and Cloudy and occasionally some of our Shetland ponies. All of the units have inter-connecting smoke and fire detection and there is emergency lighting throughout. Our site has been designed with eco friendly features that include 77 solar panels a rainwater harvesting system and a waste treatment plant that purifies and recycles waste water back into the local water course.


On site parking with wheelchair friendly paths to our holiday accommodation, riding arenas, Changing Places WC, cafe and stables. Wide doorways suitable for wheelchair users and specialist mounting equipment including motorised hoist and adapted steps for getting onto horseback! Reception desk at low level for wheelchair users.

Access Statement

Access Statement Link: https://www.islandriding.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Island-Riding-Centre-Accessibility-Guide.pdf

Awards List

Visit England 4* Gold rating Visit England M3 (i) which is Pegasus Visit England M2 which are Seabiscuit and Marengo We are AM accredited by the RDA Members of ABRS Accredited ABRS Pony club approved centre


Changing Places toilet opened in 2019 with a shower, hoist and adjustable height bed.


Horse riding instructors are experienced in teaching riders with physical and learning difficulties.

Assistance dog facilities

Assistance dog exercise facilities

We have plenty of gated fields for dogs to exercise in.

Other assistance dog facilities

Water bowls provided in holiday units and at reception.

The venue says it has...

  • Accessible Format
  • Carer Discount
  • Dedicated Seating
  • Disabled Access
  • Induction Loop
  • Large Print
  • Disabled Parking
  • Overnight Accommodation
  • Access Statement
  • Hospital Bed
  • Online Booking

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