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Riding for the Disabled

Volunteers and/or funding needed for "Riding for the disabled in Cambridge"

Just two miles from the Science Park there is a thriving riding club for disabled young adults.  Called the Cambs College Riding for the Disabled Group, each week about 16 riders come from the local area to have lessons.  For most of these youngsters, it is the highlight of their week.  Quite apart from the obvious physical and mental challenges of riding, there is the element of excitement, the contact with horses and the social interaction with a group of like-minded friends. The group, run by volunteers, has its own horses which are kept at the College of West Anglia. 

Apart from the weekly lessons, riders get the chance to attend external training days, enter competitions and to take part in sponsored rides.  Two of the group’s riders are now competing at para level dressage.  This is a busy, active group, and if anyone would like to attend one of the Thursday evening sessions they would be welcome.   There are also volunteering opportunities and, of course, the group is always looking for ways to raise funds to support its horses and all its activities. 

Take a look at the website: www.cambscollegerda.org.uk and if you would like to visit the riding centre, volunteer or help fund raise please contact Gillian Newsumn gnewsumn@aol.com