When the foundation launched last year our dream was always to have our own centre, where riders and athletes could come and experience the joy of horse riding and horse care for therapy or competitive sport or both. We wanted them to be able to experience horse ownership completely in an accessible and safe environment. But not only that we wanted to enable them to follow their dreams, from grooming a horse, to riding out with friends in the countryside, right though to international competition and all that elite sport requires.
Our founder Di Green met another like minded person in Jo Alderton Whitworth who already runs a beautiful centre in Herefordshire offering therapeutic riding for children and adults and now between them they are quite a team. Di has based her own horses with Jo and her team and the pair are also preparing a few Para Horses for their new roles in the foundation and they will soon be ready to find their dancing partners.
The Para Equestrian Foundation will very shortly start construction on the Para Centre of Excellence with 8 new boxes in the initial stage. A grooming/wash room fitted out so that our riders can get up to and groom their horses in a safe environment. A human treatment room is also planned in the next phase that will also accommodate a mechanical horse so that we can both assess a rider off horse but also offer therapy sessions and strength and conditioning sessions to even further develop our riders. Human physio and biomechanics will also be available, something we are very excited about.
This is just a taster of whats to come and we are so excited to be starting this incredible venture. Follow our social pages to make sure you don't miss what we are up to as we have some more brilliant things coming up soon, including some amazing competitions.