A long-running RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) in Pudsey, West Yorkshire, has been given a new lease of life with help from the Asda Foundation.
Throstle Nest Riding School, a small family-run centre, holds its own on-site RDA running group and individual riding sessions for people with disabilities – giving them the opportunity to learn new skills and improve their health, wellbeing and confidence.
The centre was previously limited by their open riding arena – which meant that lessons often had to be cancelled when there was bad weather.
Volunteers at the school managed to raise £25,000 towards a new roof above the arena which would allow lessons in wet or cold weather – and the Asda Foundation’s donation of a further £20,000 helped the centre to complete the construction, giving more members in the community the chance to experience riding for themselves.
For more information on a Riding for the Disabled Association near you visit the charity’s website.