Life-changing program funds

Riding for the Disabled trainee coach Abbie Robertson and senior coach Julie Osborne. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d441381
Riding for the Disabled trainee coach Abbie Robertson and senior coach Julie Osborne. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d441381

The Riding for the Disabled Association of WA will use the $229,048 grant for building alteration, equipment, furniture and vehicles.

The funding, announced in July, will go to eight of its 17 centres: Pinjar, Carine, Oakford, Mandurah, Brigadoon, Sawyer�s Valley, Albany and Collie.

Disability Services Minister Helen Morton said the horse riding programs changed people�s lives.

�Riding can be such an enjoyable form of healthy, outdoor exercise, that is exciting, challenging and motivational,� she said. �RDAWA programs run activities that include horse riding, vaulting, carriage driving and dressage to more than 1000 people.�

Coaches and more than 450 volunteers work at the centres to tailor programs for each rider. Visit www.rdawa.org.au