Riding Lessons Tees Valley - Riding For The Disabled Tees Valley

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DRESSAGE HORSE SIMULATOR

We are raising funds to buy a Dressage Horse Simulator for the Unicorn Centre. The Racewood Dressage Simulator will be a fantastic new tool for our participants, as it will enable them to develop and enhance their riding skills in a focussed, one-to-one environment as an alternative to using a real live horse. We’ll use it as well to assess potential new participants on our waiting list and existing riders with particular physical or weight problems could continue their riding lessons on it. And it means that our ponies can still provide riding lessons at the same time, so we can offer riding to more people every day.

In a purpose-built therapy room, participants will be able to assess their balance and position using computer programmes, sensors on the horse and a TV screen to experience real-time riding in a variety of environments.
There'll be opportunities too for able-bodied riders to hire the simulator to improve their riding and dressage skills.

We have raised over half of the £60,000 we need to buy the Simulator and Therapy Room and still actively applying for grants and fundraising. If you can help, please make a donation at https://mydonate.bt.com/events/dressagesimulator/480374

Water Pump and Drive Resurfacing

You know that feeling when you reach a certain age and bits start to fall off? It seems that reaching 21 is having that effect on us too. Our 21 year old water pressure pump in the stable yard is no longer repairable and a new one will cost us a whopping £3500! Plus our drive is getting full of potholes so we’re attempting to patch it up ourselves with Postcrete. Is there anyone out there who could help us with the pump or supply us with some bags of Postcrete? 

Ideally, we would like to completely resurface the drive, but because it is so long, it will cost about £16,000 to do a good job. So that's why we're patching it for now. If we could raise enough money to buy the pump and resurface the whole drive, it would certainly improve the birthday celebrations!  You can help us by making a donation at https://mydonate.bt.com/events/pumpanddrive/481064 Thank you.

We are seeking also funding for the following items:

VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATOR SALARY of about £15,500 pa - volunteers are vital to the Centre. Plus support for our new Supported Volunteer Placement Project.

HORSES - Some of our horses are now nearing retirement age and we will have to replace them. The cost can range from £2000 upwards.

HORSE SPONSORSHIP for the keep of our 20 horses @ £2000 each per annum, including horse shoes x £48 per pair

HORSE RUGS - approximately £1000.

SPECIALIST RIDER EQUIPMENT  This includes saddles, sheepskin rugs, reins, dapps stirrups, rainbow reins, ladder reins. Many of our riders have individual needs and these items can be extremely costly to purchase.

RIDING HATS - £3000. In order to ensure safety, all our hats are replaced every 3 years.

PHYSIO SUPPORT @ £100 per hour.  For assessment of riders on the waiting list and assistance for riders with particular disabilities.

RESTONING OF WINTER TURN-OUT AREA. Urgent requirement. To enable horses to be turned out during the wetter months and protect our pastures.

STABLE YARD EQUIPMENT - Grooming equipment, brooms, shovels, barrows, etc. Approximately £1000.

RUBBER MATTING FOR STABLES approximately £3000 to reduce our bedding costs. 

ENTRANCE HALL AND GALLERY.  We would like to make both these areas more welcoming, comfortable and warm.  A big project requiring some serious funding!

SOLAR PANELS. Again a major project.  Installing these on the main building roof would reduce our energy costs.

AND of course, core funding to help us on a day-to-day basis with salaries and bills etc

Your help, big or small, would be much appreciated by everyone at the Unicorn Centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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