25 Jul 2022
Riding for the Disabled Association, Coleraine provides equestrian therapy, challenges and fun to over 150 riders each year, of all ages with varying disabilities.
Participants can experience horse activities including carriage driving, riding, competitions and dressage, all whilst learning new skills. All while working as part of a team, communicating with others and learning to recognise and take responsibility for another’s well being (horses, riders).
Dunmore Community benefit Fund supported RDA to purchase a back-up battery system, this is used to store excess energy generated from solar panels on their site. Reducing running costs for the organisation releasing money that can be spent transforming lives.
RDA provides a new dimension to restricted lives, encourages independence and does much to improve a wide range of medical conditions. A fantastic team of volunteers supports the personal development of riders. The overall experience promotes amazing confidence and life skills shaping a positive physical, mental and social health.