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Deborah Hall MBE

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How Horses Can Transform The Lives Of Those With Special Needs

Deborah Hall MBE is also a Fellow of the Riding for Disabled Association. She has run Chigwell Riding Trust for Special Needs (CRT) for the past 42 years and  she lives there with her husband Ken. Ken is very much part of the team. They have one daughter who is married and lives in Japan.

CRT is the very first purpose built riding school of its kind in the world. It started in 1964 and has been offering therapeutic lessons ever since.

Deborah is very passionate about the work she does, and the people she meets. She knows from experience that children with disabilities can achieve life changing skills as a result of this activity. CRT has 14 horses and ponies, each specially chosen for their temperament and what they have to offer.

Deborah‘s work is definitely not 9 to 5 because of living on site. It seems more like 24-7. However, she has no complaints.

Her work is incredibly rewarding, not only working with those who have great challenges in their lives, but also working with fantastic volunteers and staff too. CRT could not run without them.

Deborah was a Rotarian for twenty years. In her spare time, she is keen on wildlife and photography.

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