Berwickshire Group R.D.A. are extremely gratefully to have received a grant of £3000 in May from Hudson Hirsel Awards. This is being used to expand the Groups’ activities , to include carriage driving, which will provide a new experience for our clients.
Thus far training has cost £1483, and the coach will be ready to be assessed in the New Year. We have located a secondhand carriage from another group, which is costing £4500, and harness £1200, which is considerably less than a new carriage costing £9755 plus V.A.T. and delivery.
This has taken longer than initially thought to get up and running, but we are determined to get it right, as risk and safety are our priority.
Please see attached photos of one of the two ponies in training, the carriage, and a picture of Sheena on Rio on the left and Barbara on Bart on the right with volunteers Pat and Shelagh four of our people from Coldstream.
You are most welcome to come and see what we do.