$200k revamp of RDA grounds

Volunteer Georgia Coleclough (15) leads Brooke Agnew (7) on Uli at the Riding for the Disabled...
Volunteer Georgia Coleclough (15) leads Brooke Agnew (7) on Uli at the Riding for the Disabled grounds in Fairfield. PHOTO: LINDA ROBERTSON
The Dunedin Riding for the Disabled Association is galloping ahead with a $200,000 renovation of its Fairfield grounds.Operations manager Katy Ferguson said there would be significant changes over the summer thanks to various "generous'' donations from local and national trusts.

The most exciting part of the project was the earthworks for a new arena in December and January.

It had been made possible by numerous funders and fundraising events it hosted over the past winter, she said.

The arena would hopefully be covered before next winter and feature the start of an "exciting sensory trail project'', thanks to support from the Roger and Eileen Brunton Charitable Trust, and a formal dressage arena would also be set up thanks to the Trillian Trust.

The plan was to also have a new ramp by the end of January, she said.

"Our existing ramp is not only old and in need of an upgrade, but is also poorly designed for the needs of our current riders.''

 

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