Sixty riding sessions per week will soon be provided for children and adults at the Broadlands Riding for the Disabled centre in Medstead.

Broadlands chair Nigel Hoppitt outlined the plans to members of Alton Rotary Club, which has supported the centre for several years.

Mr Hoppitt added that Broadlands hopes to build a ramp to help riders mount its 11 ponies, and to resurface the indoor riding school.

A new roof for the indoor school was completed recently.

Broadlands now provides four carriage driving rides per week on a five-mile circuit around the byways of Medstead. Volunteers have been involved in work to improve the byway surfaces to make the route suitable for the carriage and its passengers.

Mr Hoppitt gave examples of benefits provided by Broadlands, such as to a teenager who enjoyed the freedom of movement of being on a pony instead of in a wheelchair.