Alan crowned 'Rider of Year' by RDAI
A huge well done goes to Alan Graham from Lusk who has been made 'Rider of the Year' by Riding for the Disabled Ireland.
Riding for the Disabled Ireland is a great organisation which offers the chance to people with disabilities to learn to ride a horse.
The effect on its members of these classes is staggering and has a dramatic impact on members' confidence as well as providing a great social outlet, an excuse to get outdoors and of course a whole lot of fun at the same time.
The organisation is thriving in Fingal and that was evidenced by Alan's recent award.
The national voluntary organisation, RDAI (Riding for the Disabled Ireland) has presented Alan Graham from Lusk with its 'Rider of the Year' award.
The award is presented annually to a member of the RDAI who shows increased progress, ability and confidence gained through the therapeutic benefits of horse riding.
The presentation was made during the RDAI's national conference in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
RDA Ireland is a voluntary organisation offering therapeutic horse riding and carriage driving lessons free of charge to children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities.
Alan received his award from Gale Jordan of Wexford Insurances (sponsors of the Award), Margaret Tallon, Group Organiser and Terri Brosnan of Child Vision, Drumcondra.
Alan's award is just reward, not only for his own efforts but of the efforts of the organisation on the ground in Fingal which continues to make a positive impact in the lives of locals with disabilities.
Huge congratulations goes to Alan for his award.