Veterans to benefit from new horse at disabled riding centre

RDA has awarded a grant to Ebor Vale RDA group to purchase a new horse for adult riders, including ex-service personnel. The £3,000 grant was made possible thanks to BT Supporter’s Club. ‘Kelly’ the horse has already started training at the group, in readiness for providing both riding and carriage driving lessons for adults in the local area.

Currently, the majority of Ebor Vale’s 50 riders and drivers are children, and Kelly has been specially chosen so that more adults can benefit from the therapy, achievement and fun offered by RDA’s activities. Specifically, the group plans to set up a dedicated session for ex-service personnel.

“Our new addition will enable us to offer an increased service to cater for larger riders, including a new session for up to four veterans from the local area,” said RDA Volunteer Gail Bentley. “Kelly will also help us to reduce our existing current waiting list.”

 The grant was awarded as part of a nationwide programme by RDA to support local RDA groups trying to expand their activities. “We were delighted to be able to award a grant that will allow more adults to get involved at Ebor Vale and to help them tackle their waiting lists,” said Ed Bracher, Chief Executive at RDA. “The range of projects we have been able to fund in this latest round of grants demonstrates the creative ways that our groups are tackling the growing demand for our services – not just in Yorkshire but all over the UK.”

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