Disability riding school saddles up thanks to grant - The Leamington Observer

Disability riding school saddles up thanks to grant

Leamington Editorial 9th Nov, 2017   0

STRATFORD upon Avon Riding for the Disabled (RDA) is saddling up safely thanks to a £6,000 grant.

The cash has been awarded by the Wesleyan Foundation to help towards the purchase of a new classroom for RDA riders.

It will provide an opportunity of having a safe waiting and exercise area for warming-up prior to riding and a facility to provide stable management sessions.

The group gives over 1,100 rides per year to over 40 adults and children with special needs at its Compton Verney base.

Group organiser Donna Jenkins said: “Having this facility will help us give more learning experiences to our riders and also provide a more pleasant waiting area especially on wet and cold days.”

The Wesleyan Foundation was launched in May by Birmingham-based financial mutual Wesleyan, to provide a fund designed to offer financial support for local community groups and charities.

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