GARELOCH RIDING FOR THE DISABLED ASSOCIATION

The Trust was delighted to fund the shortfall to enable the arena to be built.

GARELOCH RIDING FOR THE DISABLED ASSOCIATION

Mia is one of the young people benefitting from this all inclusive service. Mia is a wonderful 17 and half year old young lady who just happens to have a condition called Angelman Syndrome. This affects all aspects of Mia's daily life and she needs full time care.

Mia has been accessing the Gareloch RDA since she was 5 years old and has built up a love and bond with horses. Mia is now no longer able to horse ride but is experiencing the joys of carriage driving which gives Mia a view of the horse and her surrounding environment from a high up position.  It helps with her independence as she takes part without her parents at her side and she is also using her core moving from side to side in her wheelchair. There is very little to access in the community that is fully inclusive therefore carriage driving has been life changing for Mia.

Ian Ward lead on the massive fundraising project on behalf of Gareloch RDA. Ian’s daughter, Mia, is pictured along with Bobbie the carriage driving pony and some of the amazing volunteers.