ANGUS Riding for the Disabled has received another financial boost in the form of a £250 award from Forfar Roof Truss Company Limited.
The organisation currently has in the region of 50 adults and children, both physically and mentally handicapped, attending weekly sessions at the South Bottymyre facility at Inverarity, by Forfar.
“We ride four days a week, using our fabulous team of eight horses and ponies, with the assistance of 50 volunteers, whom we could not operate without,” explained Joanne Gerrard, Angus Riding for the Disabled secretary.
“This year, two of our most reliable ponies are being retired due to age related issues.
“We are, therefore, in the process of searching for their replacements. One has already been purchased and the other has still to be sourced.
“When we purchase new ponies they go through quite a rigorous vetting process to ensure they are fit and healthy to carry out the work required of them.”
Joanne explained that the Forfar Roof Truss Company £250 award for November will assist with the cost of the vettings, whch do not come cheap but are, nevertheless, a very important part of the selection process in picking the most suitable mount for the association’s members. If you, as an individual or as a representative of a local group or organisation, feel you could benefit from a Forfar Roof Truss Company £250 award then turn to page 28 of this week’s Dispatch and Herald for full details on how you can make an application.