A CHARITY for the disabled shut down by yobs and vandals has a new home.
Riding For The Disabled in Huddersfield finished when the Lowerhouses stables where it was based closed after an arson attack.
But now it has started again at Low Fold Equestrian Centre in Lepton.
The blaze in a barn full of newly- delivered straw at Longley Riding School on Fannymoor Lane at the end of April came after other vandalism at the stables and attacks on at least two horses.
The school's owner, Peter Firth, was so sickened he decided the stables had to close.
This effectively made Huddersfield's Riding For The Disabled Association homeless and the search began for a new base.
The horses disabled people used were housed at the stables by their owners and all had to leave when the stables shut.
Now, the disabled riders have started again at the large riding school in Lepton.
One of the organisers, Mrs Elaine Smith, said: "We are thrilled to be up and running again and the riders are delighted to be back in the saddle.
"It means so much to them. You can tell that just by the smiles.
"After Longley Riding School closed we had approaches from several stables and we decided the Low Fold Equestrian Centre was ideal."
The Huddersfield group is one of 600 nationwide and has been going for 30 years. The club gives riding lessons to about 45 disabled people aged from five upwards. Horse-riding is the only leisure activity many of them can do.