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Tornados & Triumphs | Riding for the Disabled's Customer Story

  17 Oct 2023 12:00 pm

At the heart of every successful venture lies a story of dedication, perseverance, and unwavering commitment.

Riding for the Disabled Association (NSW) is a shining example of such a story. For the past nine years, this remarkable organisation has been on a journey, establishing a centre in the serene enclave of the Secret Garden in Richmond, New South Wales. Their primary mission? To provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to embrace the joys of horse riding and all the activities associated with it.

The journey began nine years ago when the centre was established. It started with a simple goal: to provide a sport for young adults from basic riding lessons all the way up to dressage competitions. However, like any undertaking, it came with its own set of challenges.

One of the early challenges was the limited space available, with only half the area and no shelter for the horses. There was a setback when the previous arrangements didn't meet expectations. They recognised the need for extra space and day stables to properly care for their beloved horses.

This is where Rob and Tina from The Shed Company Sydney North came in. They designed an extension for the original arena which not only doubled their catchment for rainwater but also allowed them to recycle and use this valuable resource, as well as designing a range of day stables to protect the horses.

 

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Yet, just when everything seemed to be falling into place, right before the securing of the stables during the construction process, Mother Nature had an unexpected twist in store. An unprecedented tornado roared through the region, leaving the stables in ruins.

However, this setback failed to break their spirits. The dedicated team at The Shed Company Sydney North swiftly dismantled the damaged structure and, within an astonishing three weeks, had rebuilt the stables anew.

Their story is a reminder that challenges may come our way, but with perseverance and a strong sense of purpose, we can overcome them and continue to make a positive impact in the lives of those we serve.

"It's perfect! What more can I say?" – Ian Travers, Fundraising Director for Riding for the Disabled NSW

Rob and Tina from The Shed Company Sydney North are honoured to have played a part in this incredible journey.

To learn more about the Riding for the Disabled Association visit www.rdansw.org.au

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