WDEA rides in to help a worthy project

Riding Develops Abilities coach Sharyn van Someren and client Cherie Kearney feed Winkie the pony following news of a $3500 donation to the program.   Picture: ROB GUNSTONE

Riding Develops Abilities coach Sharyn van Someren and client Cherie Kearney feed Winkie the pony following news of a $3500 donation to the program. Picture: ROB GUNSTONE

HEALTHY living on horseback has been given a financial boost through a charitable program focused on giving people with disabilities a fair go.

The Western District Employment Access (WDEA) charitable trust has donated $3500 to the Riding Develops Abilities program, which has been running in the south-west for more than a decade.

The horse riding program is held at Dennington’s Highview Arena and the funding will help with food supplies for the horses and general upkeep.

WDEA community director Kim Williams said the program could only survive due to hard-working volunteers.

“One of WDEA’s main areas of focus is assisting people in the south-west with disabilities and this is a fantastic program that does just that,” Ms Williams said.

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