Centre to host disabled qualification riding event

AN EQUESTRIAN centre has been selected to host a qualifying event.

The Pegasus Centre, in Tranwell, will host the event for riders hoping to compete in the RDA National Para Dressage Championships.

On Wednesday, May 9, riders with disabilities from across the north east and Cumbria will convene to take part in a number of competitions and hopefully impress the judges sufficiently to qualify for the championships to be held in July in Gloucestershire.

The riders will include seven based at the centre.

“We are delighted to once again be hosting this important event,” said Martin Peagam, centre manager.

“Our aim will be to ensure that all those taking part have an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

“It is of course particularly pleasing to everyone at the Pegasus Centre that so many of our riders are taking part in this event.

“It is certainly a tribute to the commitment and dedication shown by the riders and to the wonderful support they receive from staff and volunteers.”

The Pegasus Centre is a purpose-built riding centre which enriches the lives of people with disabilities.

The centre came about through a partnership between the Morpeth Group of the Riding for the Disabled Association, Blyth Valley Arts and Leisure and Northumberland County Council.

Each week more than 100 people with disabilities, young and old, from throughout the region take part in riding lessons, competitions and other activities.