Our principal objective is to provide disabled people with the opportunity to ride to benefit their health and wellbeing at the level of their ability, choice and ambition.
Our riders have many different problems. They may suffer from physical or mental disabilities and sometimes both in varying degrees. They come from Special Schools, Hospitals, Training Centres and Residential Homes and those out in the community are brought by parents, friends and carers. Sometimes we provide the only recreation they have.
Our task is to put in place practical facilities to enable them to enjoy the medically recognised advantages of riding. Many are in wheelchairs so that for just a short time each week they are just like their able bodied friends (sometimes more capable!). They can look down on us all, rather than permanently looking up. They can see over hedges. With the use of the horse’s legs they can run. They are independent. You only have to watch the expression on their faces. They are always smiling and very rarely grumble.
We always need helpers. By volunteering you would never regret it! Just telephone Glenny Richardson on 0151 3392367 and she will answer any queries, no qualifications are necessary or you can visit the Wirral and Chester Riding for the Disabled or for the Foresters Horn Group call 0845 4506917 Foresters Horn Group website for more information.
If you would like to help in other ways, as a voluntary organisation (registered charity no. 1100992) the Wirral and Chester RDA Group receives no state or lottery funding at all. We rely entirely on voluntary donations and our own fundraising to fund our activities, please click here to go to our donation page and find out more about how you can help.