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Riding High Project - Horse Simulator

We raising funds to buy a Horse Simulator for the Unicorn Centre.

CALLING ALL RDA RIDERS: We would welcome your feedback on our plans and whether you would be interested in making use of the simulator.

Please could you read the attached letter and let us have your comments?  Read it here

Thank you.

 

 

Buy a Bale of Hay for Angus

Angus the Highland pony works at the Unicorn Centre giving riding and therapy lessons to disabled young people and adults. Would you buy a bale of hay for him? A £4 donation would do just that. He has 19 mates all with huge appetites! At this time of year, our fields are not producing much grass so they need to eat lots more hay. We would love some donations to help pay for it. Angus and his friends munch their way through about 40 bales of hay each week, so your contribution will be met with much joy!

If you would like to help, please visit our BTMyDonate page: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/unicorncentrehay

 

The Saddle Up Project

The Saddle Up Project aims to raise £7000 to buy five specail saddles with moveable knee and thigh blocks.  Some of our young people with disabilites have been held back from progressing with their horse riding because as they grow into adulthood, their height and weight requires more support and stability in the leg area.

These saddles address that need, and our riders will then be able to reach their goals.

Currently the Unicorn Centre has raised £2700 for the project thanks to funders Project Dirt Coulby Newham and the Manheim Trust; with your support we will be able to purchase more saddles immediately.

If you would like to help, please visit our BTMyDonate page: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/unicorncentresaddleup/294097

 

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.

MECHANICAL HORSE. This will enable riders to practice skills, warm up and gain confidence.

MOUNTING RAMP FOR OUTDOOR ARENA. To help address our long waiting list by providing additional lessons outside as well as inside.

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

FENCING AND FIELD SHELTER - approximately £2000.  Urgent requirement to fence a small area of land behind our barn to use for grazing.

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

MIRRORS FOR ARENA - £600.00 each,  One has been installed, which has proved a great success in helping riders with their posture.  Three further mirrors are required.

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