Wellow Trekking Centre, based in Bath, welcomed around a hundred visitors to their Disabled Access Day event to show how horse riding is accessible to disabled participants.
Accessibility Mark joined forces with Disabled Access Day, which aimed to encourage more disabled people to visit new places and take up new activities.
The Accessibility Mark accredited centre put on special activities for their visitors which included riding sessions delivered by the Riding for the Disabled Association(RDA) and opportunities to meet the horses and ponies on the yard
Throughout the day the centre’s Pony Club and Young Equestrian Club members also helped showcase the facilities on offer by providing tours of the yard and running a cake sale to raise funds for the Willberry Wonder Pony Fund.
As a result 10 new clients booked lessons much to the delight of centre owner, Judy Shellard. Judy said: “I would like to thank Disabled Access Day for agreeing to team up with Accessibility Mark. Any opportunity to showcase the work we do here is much appreciated. The day really captured people’s attention, which is evident in the number of visitors we had.
Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), in partnership with the British Equestrian Federation’s (BEF) participation programme launched the revolutionary Accessibility Mark scheme with the aim of getting more disabled people to participate in riding.
Accessibility Mark status is awarded to a riding centre that has been approved by RDA following training and assessment. The close link with the RDA means that they offer continuous support to the establishment to ensure they provide a first class experience that aims to be hugely beneficial.
For more information about Disabled Access Day please visit www.disabledaccessday.com.
To find your nearest RDA Group or Accessibility Mark centre visit www.rda.org.uk.