Crowson Park Riding for the Disabled has been overwhelmed by the support after their recent call out for help to replace old riding helmets.
The equestrian helmets now need to meet Australian Standard 3838 and Crowson Park needed two in each size which at a cost of about $80 each was a huge financial stress to the association.
Each riding session has two participants and now those participants can be better matched in age as the association has access to helmets in the same sizes.
Crowson Park president Linda Gaffaney said she was just astounded by the support from the community.
“This allows us to be more flexible with our lesson pairings,” she said.
“The standards now aren’t for adaptable helmets so we needed to upgrade, purchase 18 with two in each size.”
With riders aged from three to 66-years-old it is necessary to have the ability to change riders into different and, sometimes, more-cohesive pairings.
Ms Gaffaney said there were large and small donations towards the helmets from various people and groups within the community.
“We encourage all our donors to drop in and have a look at our lessons on Tuesday and Wednesdays.
Reliabuild group (pictured) were just one of the many donors to help Crowson Park Riding for the Disabled to reach their target of 18 helmets.
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