Special guests for Saddleworth RDA
On Saturday 24 July Saddleworth RDA had the great pleasure of welcoming three very special guests. The Worshipful the Mayor of Oldham Jenny Harrison, accompanied by Mayor’s Consort Shaid Mushtaq and Youth Mayor Tia Henderson, spent the morning meeting riders and their families, talking to volunteers and learning how RDA supports children and adults with wide ranging disabilities in our community.
The Mayor presented riders with RDA Endeavour Awards recognising their successful return to riding after lockdown, specific achievements and participation in the Great Horses for Health Relay fundraising event.
As a former SENDCo, the Mayor was impressed by the level of rider engagement, the varied opportunities for personal development, transferable life skills and how RDA lessons can be tailored to meet individual needs. Saddleworth RDA were also, of course, very proud of ponies Dylan and Twinkle who looked after their riders beautifully.
Photo credits : @alexandragreenwoodphotography