ARC need to build a new facility at Nether Anguston as the current
facility at Oldfold has been scheduled for development. ARC have worked
hard and secured a new location, signed a 25 year lease and achieved
planning permission for a state of the art facility. This facility and
the 25 year lease will ensure that the future of ARC and the valuable
work it does is secure.
As a non-profit making sports club, which subsidises many individuals riding, ARC does not have the type of funds required to build a facility of this size. We hope that the local community will rally round and assist us in our fundraising to ensure that we can keep providing access to this valuable growth sport for those that benefit from it.
Equestrianism has long been seen as an elitist sport, but ARC has broken down a lot of these barriers. The ethos of the club is to "make good quality affordable riding accessible to all" and the club has developed into a popular facility over the years – one that Aberdeen should be proud of.
We are building an indoor school, stabling facility and an outdoor arena at the new farm. These facilities are an absolute requirement to run lessons and training all year round in the North East winters. Our riding school has 450 active members who all use the facility and the indoor school is also the base for The Aberdeen RDA group which we subsidise and a local Hippotherapy group (a form of physio on horseback). ARC currently invests any small profit it makes back into providing free riding for individuals who would benefit from the sport as a form of therapy, but may not be able to afford it and the more funds we can raise from the community, the more we can keep investing into this brilliant sport.
There are a huge amount of options for both private individuals and businesses.
For the private individual wishing to make a donation, payment can be made by cheque or card at ARC, or the “donate” button on our website will allow you to make a donation through paypal by either a paypal account or a major credit/debit card.
For businesses, a donation can also be made, however we also offer a range of packages for sponsors. These include (but are not exhaustive of)
Sponsorship packages are tailored to each individual – please get in touch with us if you feel you would like to become involved and assist a local non-profit making sports centre.