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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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VOLUNTEER OPEN DAY AT DISABLED RIDING CENTRE
 
The Riding for the Disabled Association’s Unicorn Centre, based at Hemlington near Middlesbrough, is holding a series of Open Days to attract new volunteers.
 
They are to be held on
Wednesday 23rd July 10 - 12 noon
Thursday 24th July 5 - 6:30pm
Wednesday 30th July 10 – 12 noon
Thursday 31st July 5 - 6:30pm

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JOBS FOR SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS AT RIDING CENTRE
 
 
The Riding for the Disabled Association’s Unicorn Centre, based at Hemlington near Middlesbrough has employed two new members of staff from its own Diploma students.
 
Tracey Wight 27, and Katie Addison 20, completed their Level 3 Diploma in Work-Based Horse Care qualifications at the Centre, and now have jobs as Learning Support Assistants supporting learners on the Level 1 Diploma programmes. Tracey also qualified last year, whilst still on her course, as a RDA Group Instructor and spends Saturdays coaching the Centre’s riders. Both learners completed their Level 1 and 2 Diplomas at the Centre, before progressing to the Level 3 programme.

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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