Donation helps group ride on

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
All for the love of horses, Brunswick agricultural society life member Murray Piggott, RDA board member and coach Julie Down, Lachlan Garrett, 10, Claire Hewitt, 7, and Isabella Chorley, 17, enjoy every minute of their time outside, just like Mia the horse.
Camera IconAll for the love of horses, Brunswick agricultural society life member Murray Piggott, RDA board member and coach Julie Down, Lachlan Garrett, 10, Claire Hewitt, 7, and Isabella Chorley, 17, enjoy every minute of their time outside, just like Mia the horse. Credit: Pictures: Callum Hunter, Callum Hunter

Riding for the Disabled South West was presented with a $3000 donation from the Brunswick Agricultural Society on Thursday at the South West Equestrian Centre.

Society life member and former president Murray Piggott made the trip from Brunswick to Gelorup to present the donation in person.

“The Ag Society has always been a great supporter of riding for the disabled,” he said.

“We do our little contribution through paying for their public liability insurance which usually works out at about $3000.

“Seeing all the young kids breaks your heart sometimes but it gives you inspiration... the work they do here is tremendous.”

Riding for the Disabled board member and coach Julie Down was on hand to receive the donation, something she described as amazing.

“It is absolutely fantastic and means more children have more access to come along,” she said.

“There’s a lot of work to be done here and only a few of us doing it, so the more people that can come out and help, the more riders we can take.”

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