"Tess Hardy MBE, started riding for the disabled and was awarded her MBE in the 1970s for all her hard work she has done for the disabled. Over 100 disabled children and adults ride every week at the Pakefield Riding School. The school has been associated with the Activities Unlimited programme and works closely with individual and group riders from the Ashley and Warren Special Schools, the Day Centre for Special Needs, Crown house and Amber Care who all support those with varying degrees of Disability. Pakefield Riding School has held competitions for the adults in dressage and children in gymkhana, where they win rosettes and medals. They are all involved in the stable management where they groom the horses and carry out some of the more hands on jobs needed."