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Harry Hall hi-viz finds a new role helping Gartmore Riding School

A BHS-approved riding school near Walsall is using Harry Hall hi-viz KIT to help teach riders with visual impairments and other disabilities. Gartmore Riding School has worked with Birmingham’s Priestley Smith School for the visually impaired for four years. When they came across Harry Hall’s Safety First range — some of which has integrated lights as well as hiviz and ... Read More »

Twin sisters skate to Special Olympics success for the US

by Pablo Martinez Dorado, AIPS Young Reporter, Spain GRAZ, March 21, 2017 – As a child, Sharita Taylor, now 26, was diagnosed with autism and had little chance of walking normally, let alone find success in sport. However, instead of giving up and with the support of her family, she and twin sister Shaye discovered a passion when they were ... Read More »

Healthy Athletes: 20 years providing free medical treatment at Special Olympics

by Pablo Martinez Dorado, AIPS Young Reporter, Spain Sometimes, when athletes are competing in major events such as the Special Olympics, basics such as proper medical treatment in their home countries are taken for granted. However, this can be a difficult challenge in areas where incomes are modest or visiting a doctor regularly is not a priority. More than 200m ... Read More »

British Blind Sport and RDA launch guide to visually impaired equestrian sport

British Blind Sport and Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) are proud to launch a new educational resource, designed to support visually impaired (VI) people who take part in equestrian sport and activities. National charities, British Blind Sport and the RDA are working in partnership to better understand the needs of visually impaired people when accessing equestrian sport. With support ... Read More »

Equipment decision closes Coed y Brenin adaptive mountain bike project

The “Challenge your Boundaries” adaptive mountain bike facility, based at Coed y Brenin trail centre, is sad to announce its closure, following the Snowdonia National Park (SNP) decision to move two of the three project bikes elsewhere. The SNP is to relocate the bikes out of the National Park to Plas Menai near Caernarfon, where they will form part of ... Read More »

People with learning disabilities have their first horse-riding lessons at Aintree

A group of people with learning disabilities and autism have been given the opportunity to go horse-riding for the first time at the country’s most prestigious racecourse. This is the first in a series of events celebrating Aintree’s year-long partnership with Hft, a national charity supporting people with learning disabilities, and Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), whose horses provide ... Read More »

Public Health Essex commits £100,000 to sports focused health and social intervention

Sport For Confidence, a pioneering organisation that brings health professionals, leisure providers and sports clubs together to deliver occupational outcomes using engagement in sport and physical activity, has received a £100,000 funding grant over the next two years from Public Health, Essex to make its highly successful programme accessible to more communities across the county. The investment, made available via ... Read More »

London launches resale scheme for summer of World Athletics tickets

London 2017 Ltd has launched a resale scheme to safeguard tickets for the World Para Athletics Championships 14-23 July and the IAAF World Championships London 2017 04-13 August The scheme will enable those wishing to re-sell their tickets to do so via their official ticket account to another genuine athletics fan Drive announced to avoid ticket touting with many sessions ... Read More »

Church Farm Equestrian Centre Supports Disabled Access Day

Church Farm Equestrian Centre, based in Bristol, is holding a special event in support of Disabled Access Day. Accessibility Mark has joined forces with Disabled Access Day to encourage more disabled people to consider taking part in horse riding activities and learn about the benefits of spending time with horses. Taking place from 10 – 12 March, 2017, Disabled Access ... Read More »

Saddles Riding Centre Supports Disabled Access Day

Saddles Riding School, based in Bexley, Kent, is holding a special event in support of Disabled Access Day. Accessibility Mark has joined forces with Disabled Access Day to encourage more disabled people to consider taking part in horse riding activities and learn about the benefits of spending time with horses. Taking place from 10 – 12 March, 2017, Disabled Access ... Read More »

Wrea Green Equitation Centre Supports Disabled Access Day

Local equitation centre, Wrea Green is holding a special event to mark Disabled Access Day. Accessibility Mark has joined forces with Disabled Access Day to encourage more disabled people to consider taking part in horse riding activities and learn about the benefits of spending time with horses. Taking place from 10-12 March 2017, Disabled Access Day aims to encourage disabled ... Read More »

Research reveals demand for more opportunities for amputees

New research released reveals clear demand for more physical activities that are accessible for amputees and people with limb impairments. The findings published in a new report from LimbPower aim to give providers more information and support on this specific target audience. LimbPower hopes it will help others and ourselves to plan and deliver more appealing and suitable activities for ... Read More »