Inclusivity

Funding level: Up to £1,000

Description

We operate from a dedicated equestrian site, and offer 30 minute riding sessions in our Indoor School, working with our 8 specially trained horses and ponies. Small groups of riders are supported by volunteer helpers who lead the pony and/or sidewalk during the ride. There are also opportunities for learning about horse care and stable management. We also have regular competitions.

Riders of all ages and with a wide range of disabilities including learning difficulties come to our facility. Horse riding is a good form of physical therapy, helping people to move better and build up core strength. Riding a horse can also help with self-confidence, concentration coordination and communication. It's also fun!

In the past 13 years we have given over 14,300 rides, and we also use the Arena for schooling our ponies. It is also hired by local riders. All this activity cases wear and tear to the surface As a result our Martin Collins Activ-Track surface must be upgraded and refreshed to ensure optimum performance. Currently the surface is uneven which can cause ponies to trip, affecting the balance of our riders. A grant from the Aviva Community Fund will contribute enormously to the cost of upgrading our riding arena surface.

New Yatt Riding for the Disabled is run by unpaid volunteers and we have to cover all our running costs and any additional work by fund-raising.

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New Yatt Riding for the Disabled

Location: New Yatt

I have been volunteering with the New Yatt RDA for 2 years and have been most impressed by the amount of care and dedication that goes into organising the session for our riders. Everyone's aim is to provide the best experience possible whether it is for a 5 year old or an 80 year old.
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