Riding for the Disabled - Worstead and District
Squirrel Wood Equestrian Centre, Hall Farm, Worstead
Helping children and adults with disabilities to develop confidence through horse riding.
Helping children and adults with disabilities to develop their confidence and abilities through horse riding…
We are a member of Riding for The Disabled Association (RDA).
RDA has been providing riding activities as a beneficial exercise for children and adults with disabilities for over 50 years. Based on the now recognised fact that horses can have an amazingly calming effect on both children and adults, as well as being very physically and mentally rewarding, we aim to give them a greater sense of achievement and confidence. The experience our riders gain through their contact with horses and ponies can also greatly enhance their co-ordination as well as strengthen muscles.
Our service to the local community
We give local children with disabilities from one local school and some individuals, the opportunity to enjoy the above benefits from riding horses on a regular basis. The transformations experienced by our riders is hugely rewarding for all involved; volunteers feel they are giving something back to their local community, and riders gain a real sense of achievement, and a pride in their new-found skills. Our charity would not be able to offer this service, and those with disabilities would not be able to ride at Squirrel Wood Equestrian Centre (Hall Farm, North Walsham) without continued donations and the work of local volunteers, who also run help run many fundraising events throughout the year.
For any enquiries about Worstead and District RDA, or to get more information about our riders capabilities, (or about our horses and ponies) please don’t hesitate to contact Priscilla on the number/email on the web page.
Find out how you could apply to become a Volunteer, or ask if you could come and ‘sit-in’ on one of our morning Riding Sessions, to meet everyone, see our arena and stables (and horses and ponies!) and get a general ‘feel’ of what we’re doing, and how we run our classes.
You’d be very welcome – but please ‘phone first to introduce yourself, and arrange your visit.
Please mention Clubaroo when contacting the Club.