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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Taofeek takes part in Dublin Horse Show

Published 23/08/2014 | 00:00

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Six-year-old Taofeek Alimi from the RDAI Group in Broadmeadows taking part in the Trail Ride at the Dublin Horse Show

A YOUNG disabled rider from Malahide took part in the RDS Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show on Saturday thanks to a local branch of Riding for the Disabled Association Ireland (RDAI).

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Six-year-old Taofeek Alimi from the RDAI Group in Broadmeadows, Malahide, was taking part in a Trail Ride at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show in the RDS on Saturday.

The RDAI was established in 1969 and has more than 600 volunteers helping 700 people with disabilities to enjoy the benefits of horse riding and carriage driving throughout Ireland.

Taofeek who will be seven-years-old this coming November has been riding with the Broadmeadows Group for a year-and-a-half.

Taofeek's interests include playing his PlayStation and football, especially supporting his favourite team Chelsea.

He said he was looking forward to displaying his skills along with seven other riders from throughout the country at the RDS in August.

Taofeek participated in the Trail Ride at Ring 2 at the RDS.

The RDAI (www.rdai.org) has more than 55 voluntary groups nationally providing weekly lessons with classes for riders and drivers of all ages, abilities and disabilities. Our main focus is to broaden the physical, intellectual and social horizons of people with special needs.

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