Video: Eastbourne Area Riding for the Disabled Association

A charity which meets each week for children with disabilities to benefit from riding with horses and ponies has been filmed for a documentary.

The Eastbourne Area Riding for the Disabled Association was set up by Sarah Groom back in November 2010.

The 41-year-old has ridden horses all her life and it that and her job as a physiotherapist and a meeting with a lady who was involved with riding for the disabled led to her setting up a local group.

Since its beginning the group, which runs solely with the support of volunteers, has been filmed by a local crew for ‘A day in the life of’ piece and has also received a grant to go towards buying a pony for the group.

Its chairman and instructor Sarah said the sessions, for four to 16-year-olds with a disability, has amazing benefits for the young people.

The group meets every Wednesday afternoon at Bedes School in Upper Dicker.

Watch the video here of a Wednesday afternoon session and Sarah talking about the group.