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Sports Minister visits Omagh Riding for the Disabled Association

Stormont Executive press releases - Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure

Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has today paid a visit to the Omagh Riding for the Disabled Association.

Omagh Riding for the Disabled Association is part of the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), a charity dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities which, for over 40 years, have been providing therapy, achievement and enjoyment for many through horse riding, carriage driving and show-jumping.

The Minister said: “I would like to congratulate all the riders I have met today especially those who recently won medals at RDA National Championships in Gloucestershire. I appreciate the advantages that horse riding, and other related activities, can bring to an individual, such as, helping riders to derive therapeutic benefits, develop life skills, engage in social interaction and enjoy the outdoors.”

While the Minister was at the centre, she met the RDA committee.

The Minister continued: “I have seen today the commitment and dedication the committee give in order to deliver such an important service to the community. I can also see the important role that the volunteers play in helping the Group to take forward their work with the disabled.”

Notes to editors:

1. More information on the Riding for the Disabled Association can be found at http://www.rda.org.uk/

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