Equipment donated to charity to help disabled people into the saddle

Equipment donated to charity to help disabled people into the saddle

A charity dedicated to helping disabled people get into the saddle has been given a boost after it received new equipment to help those who are wheelchair-bound.

Riding for the Disabled, which is based Wellington, has unveiled its new hydraulic platform that experts hope will enable those in wheelchairs to mount their horses more easily.

The platform, which costs £12,600, was funded primarily by Sport England, who provided a £10,000 grant, and through contributions from local businesses and supporters of the charity.

Riding for the Disabled group chairman Bob Jenner called the move a 'wonderful opportunity' to bring 'more disabled people to riding' and give them the wonderful experiences riding brings.

A great opportunity for disabled people to embrace the thrill of horse riding, it provides an exciting alternative to getting around in used wheelchair cars.

 

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