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Horses helping the WA community

Lotterywest proudly supports organisations making a difference in WA. In the last 12 months, Lotterywest grants have helped several local groups with their work involving horses.

Riding for the Disabled provides opportunities for people with disability or special needs to experience horse riding and develop their riding skills. A Lotterywest Grant towards building alterations, equipment, furniture, IT and vehicles will support recreational horse riding activities across eight riding centres in Albany, Carine, Oakford, Mandurah, Brigadoon, Yanchep, Collie and Sawyers Valley, ensuring more people can get involved and experience horse riding in a social environment.

Equestrian Western Australia is responsible for Equestrian sport throughout WA. A recent Lotterywest Grant will help construct and install a mounting ramp so that people with mobility issues can participate in equestrian activities.

A grant to Wild Horses Kimberley towards equipment will help support young Aboriginal people to develop horsemanship and land management skills whilst furthering the management of wild horses in the Kimberley through monitoring.  

Claremont Therapeutic Riding Centre provides horse riding therapy and equestrian activity for people with disability. This recreational activity not only provides physical and mental therapeutic benefits – participants gain learning experiences and get involved with the groups social and community activities. A recent Lotterywest towards replacement helmets which will provide a safe riding environment.

If you would like to know about how to apply for a Lotterywest Grant, check to see if you are eligible here and give us a call on (08) 9340 5270 or Toll Free on 1800 655 270.

Image: Claremont Therapeutic Riding Centre, Andy Karkotis, 2, with dad Nektar

Picture: Stewart Allen

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