Re­tirees’ new ride

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

SINCE 2014, five re­tired stan­dard­bred race­horses have been gifted to Rid­ing for the Dis­abled As­so­ci­a­tion of WA (RDAWA) cen­tres as part of Rac­ing and Wa­ger­ing WA’s Off the Track pro­gram.

The pro­gram works with RDAWA to source and pro­vide re­tired stan­dard­bred race­horses to RDA cen­tres across WA.

“It is a priv­i­lege for the WA rac­ing in­dus­try to be able to sup­port such an im­por­tant pro­gram as RDA,” RWWA equine wel­fare of­fi­cer Sharon Joyce said.

“It is won­der­ful to see the en­joy­ment these horses bring to the lives of so many chil­dren and adults liv­ing with dis­abil­i­ties.”

Mur­ray Man­durah RDA is one of the cen­tres gifted with a re­tired stan­dard­bred called Meet Me in Seat­tle, aka Dou­glas.

“We are very for­tu­nate to have re­ceived Dou­glas; he has set­tled in so well and is used in many of our classes,” RDA and Mur­ray Man­durah Cen­tre pres­i­dent Belinda Brown said.

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