Riding for the Disabled

Tuesday 4th October 2022

Barrow Farm

The Mistress and I had the pleasure to visit one of the Benevolent Fund’s longstanding charities, Barrow Farm (near Chelmsford) and quickly realised that the contribution really does make an impact on them!

Our arrival coincided with a group of disabled children enjoying a ride on the ponies under the supervision of committed, passionate and professional aides, some employed, some volunteers.

Karen Lehner, Trustee, hosted us, provided detailed information and gave a wonderful tour.

We have a long association with them, dating back to Past Master John Adler.

We learnt that riding at Barrow Farm (for the disabled) can provide physiotherapy and exercise, a chance to learn, the opportunity to make new friends, build self-esteem and confidence and all this while having FUN.

It really is a blessing to see this sort of good community work.