Aintree Racecourse hosts its first disabled horse riding lessons to Liverpool youngsters

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Written By: Laura Tracy 23/7/15

Everton in the Community team up with Riding for Disabled at famous racecourse.

Aintree Racecourse has hosted its first Disabled riding classes.

More than 20 children from the local area and children from an Everton disability programme were invited, with their parents, to get up close to the horses.

Aintree Racecourse is working in partnership with Everton in the Community and Riding for Disabled to deliver the equestrian sessions aimed at benefiting children with disabilities.

The children, some of whom have autism and other learning disabilities, were given the opportunity to try riding for what was the first time for some.

Youngsters also learnt how to groom and look after a horse before having a look around the racecourse’s famous Weighing Room.

Guest parents and their children enjoyed panoramic views of Aintree at the top of the SeftonStand.

Grant Rowley, regional communications manager for Jockey Club Racecourses, said: “We’re delighted to have launched our first disabled riding session at Aintree as part of the Aintree Community Programme.

“It was a fantastic day and by working with our partners, Everton in the Community and the RDA, we hope to provide many more sessions in the months and years for local people.

“Our relationship with the community is very important to us and we can’t wait to provide more opportunities to kids and adults at the home of the Grand National.”

Source: Liverpool Echo http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/aintree-racecourse-hosts-first-disabled-9715892



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