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BRILLIANT IDEA WINS AWARD

The Riding for the Disabled Association’s Unicorn Centre based at Hemlington, near Middlesbrough has scooped a national award at the RDA Gala Awards for the second year running.

This year, at a glittering Gala Awards dinner in London hosted by Clare Balding, Centre Manager Claire Pitt and Volunteer Co-ordinator Emily Richardson collected the award in the “Brilliant Idea” category, for the Centre’s Supported Volunteer Programme. 

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Great to see so many people at our Companion Dog Show on Sunday 28 September. 
 
Lots of happy people and dogs, as well as fab weather! Many thanks to judge Adrienne Callister,
and Joan and her team for organising the event.
£661 was raised for Unicorn Centre funds, so many thanks to everyone for their support.
Photo shows judge Adrienne Callister with centre Best In Show Lucy Skelton with Pepper,
right: Best Veteran Cath Fortune and Steffi and left Best Puppy Colin Wheeldon and Willow.

 

A GREAT PLACE TO LEARN

Walking through the big green doors of the Riding for the Disabled Association’s Unicorn Centre in Hemlington, near Middlesbrough, you get the feeling that it’s a great place to learn.

It could be the atmosphere, the buzz of the place, the hustle and bustle of people efficiently and happily going about their business.  It could be their friendly greeting, making you feel welcome.  It might be the sight of children and adults concentrating on their riding lessons, listening to the instructor, communicating with their side walkers or talking to their pony.  It may well be the horses looking over their stable doors, ears pricked as they wait for the next bucket of feed. 

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GOODBYE TO A SUPERSTAR: BIGGLES 1993 - 2014

This week we said goodbye to superstar RDA pony Biggles. He ended his days grazing peacefully with the sun on his back, at the home where he was born.

Maggie Tansley, Chair of the Unicorn Centre Trustees, bred Biggles, and he returned to her when he retired earlier this year.  This is Biggles’ story in Maggie’ words:

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GINGER POP – A PONY WITH TWO CHARACTERS!


After 22 years of faithful service, Riding for the Disabled pony Ginger Pop has retired.  

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The Unicorn Centre provides riding lessons and therapy for children and adults from 5 years old, both disabled and able-bodied. The Centre has 20 horses and ponies, carefully chosen for their temperament, size and ability to work with disabled riders, and a hoist facility for mounting onto ponies is available for wheelchair users... read more