Hungerford Arcade staff got into a very interesting conversation with two lovely ladies, Judy Neale and Ginny Dreyer a while back and I am going to share their story with you about this wonderful organisation, Lambourn Riding For The Disabled.
Riding For The Disabled is a national organisation made up of member groups dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through riding and/or carriage driving. It is all about giving children and adults confidence and independence to benefit their health and wellbeing and to achieve their goals while having fun.
Horse riding offers an opportunity for enjoyment, challenge, friendship, laughter, achievement, independence and confidence. Professionals also recognise these are significant therapeutic benefits of the rider.
The local representative of the RDA is the Lambourn Group which is part of the Southern Region. Each group of the RDA is self supporting, so fundraising is an essential part of ensuring we can continue to provide a centre for riding locally.
Lambourn RDA relies on the input and support of its volunteers – not just those who help with riding but also fundraising, treasurers and administrators or simply those who can help with a bit of DIY! We need volunteers with a wide range of skills – people who want to share in the fun and excitement and be part of the environment that bring horses and people together for such great benefit.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with the Labourn Group either on a regular basis or as and when you can, they would be delighted to hear from you. No previous experience with horses is required and appreciate all offers of help, large or small.
Reg Charity No: 1145104