Riding Lessons Tees Valley - Riding For The Disabled Tees Valley

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Riding High Project - Horse Simulator: Mechanical Horse

We raising funds to buy a Horse Simulator for the Unicorn Centre. This will enable riders to practice skills, warm up and gain confidence.

Watch this space for updates as we proceed.

 

Mounting Ramp for Outdoor Arena: Maggie's Mounting Ramp

We want to build a mounting ramp for our outdoor arena.

Maggie Tansley, good friend and past chairman of the Unicorn Centre passed away last spring and requested a donation from the proceeds of her funeral be made towards this project.

 

Maggie was passionate about horses and their powerful connection with disabled people, volunteering at the Unicorn Centre for many years as an enthusiastic and inspiring instructor. She was also very active in RDA nationally as well as being Yorkshire and Cleveland Region Chairman, tirelessly supporting and advising local RDA groups.


At present, riders with ambulatory problems have to mount in the indoor arena.  An outdoor ramp will provide a fully inclusive facility at the Unicorn Centre enabling us to deliver riding lessons in both arenas simultaneously and reduce our waiting list for riding lessons.

On competition days, riders will have independence of choice and more privacy as they’ll be able to mount outdoors and use the outdoor arena as a warming up/collecting ring. They’ll also be able to use the outdoor arena for schooling and private lessons on their own horses and with their own coach, an option that isn’t possible due to the lack of a ramp.

We need to raise £4355 to construct this ramp.  Please will you help us make Maggie’s dream come true and make a donation? You can do this by visiting our page on BT MyDonate: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/maggiesmountingramp/453517

 

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.

DRESSAGE CLINIC - sponsorship £5000. This pays for our riders to have specialist weekly instruction, and for their entries to the RDA National Championships and associated costs such as accommodation and transport.

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 - approx £3000. 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. 

METAL FIELD GATES x 5. To replace our old wooden gates.  Approximately £550.

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