An initiative which aims to boost youngsters’ confidence and teach new skills through horses has received a funding boost.
Aberdeen Riding Club received £1,000 from CALA Homes’ community bursary for their new Changing Lives Through Horses initiative, which will allow them to provide 25 free riding lessons and 23 stable management sessions.
The Peterculter-based club provides free and subsidised lessons for youngsters aged between 14 and 16, and is approved by the British Horse Society.
The lessons aim to help individuals who are under-achieving in their education by teaching them new skills and boosting their confidence.
Sally McCarthy, director at the club, said: “We anticipate referrals for free lessons via the Changing Lives Through Horses initiative will continue to increase.
“CALA’s donation is helping us to continue to offer this opportunity to local youngsters, covering the cost of 25 riding lessons and 23 stable management lessons.”
The club, which is based at Nether Anguston Farm, is one of 11 groups in the North-east to receive funding, with other successful applicants including Seaton Community Church, Pitscurry Day Service, SensationALL, CFINE, Sunrise Partnership, Alzheimer Scotland and Aberdeen Science Centre.
Article Source: Aberdeen Journal
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