The Riding for the Disabled facility at Turlinjah is gearing up for a big year ahead. Summer at the facility for has been much enjoyed by all who have attended the lessons but now it is back to the serious work of focusing in on our disabled riders and returning them to the saddle while introducing horses to the newcomers of the Class of '17 Their first training morning for new volunteers will be next Monday the 23rd January at the center starting at 10am. ERDA needs lots of new volunteers, both to help with horses and classes and also admin and fundraising work to keep us going. If you would like to help out and can allow a few hours each week please RSVP by phoning 0435 765 591 and come along to our training morning next week. Eurobodalla RDA Head Coach, Sue Feeney reports that the wheelchair ramp and mounting platform constructed through the generosity and efforts of local Rotary clubs has been able a great hit for all riders. Last year Moruya Rotary were able to construct an awning with combined financial help from our the neighbouring clubs - Batemans Bay & Narooma. The ramp itself was constructed by Moruya Rotarians with funding from Rotary District Grant funds.
In December 2016 the Eurobodalla RDA received a $4,025 grant from waste and water management company SUEZ towards the purchase of a specialised saddle. The specially modified independence saddle provides extra support for riders with muscular and balance-related conditions, with an adjustable and removable headrest, backrest, forearm supports, hand grips, safety stirrups and a safety release. The saddle, the ramp and the facilities will be returning to their full year disabled riding courses on January 31st. For more information on the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) visit their website here And to become involved with Rotary visit their Batemans Bay website, Moruya Website or Narooma Website