Shire President Helen Dullard said the award acknowledged individuals, community groups and businesses that include people with disability and their families, friends and carers in their activities or workplaces.
�Conducted by trained volunteers and led by coach Willie Warnock, the Hills RDA riding program gives children and young people increased social confidence, contentment, higher self-esteem and increased physical wellness,� Councillor Dullard said.
The riding group received a certificate and a jarrah trophy made by the Mundaring Community Men�s Shed at a council meeting on Tuesday.
Hills RDA coach Willie Warnock said the group was thrilled with the award.
�This is a fantastic acknowledgment of our work to date with people with a disability and the opportunities we provide,� she said.
�Our next project is to find a larger premise which has capacity for at least 12 horses, so that we can address the long wait list of riders who are missing out.�
The riding group is taking a leadership role in developing the Hippo program, a therapy that utilises the rhythmic movement of a horse.