Riding into RDA National ChampionshipsTuesday 20 February, 2018
Lyn from Middlesbrough qualified for the 2017 Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) National Championships. Held in Gloucester in July, the National Championships is the RDA’s flagship event, bringing together hundreds of competitors of all abilities to compete in events including dressage, show jumping and vaulting.
Supported by Leigh McCusker, Service Manager, and Carole Johnstone, her Keyworker, Lyn arrived in plenty of time and had a chance to meet up with her friends from the Unicorn Riding Centre who were also at the event. Lyn rode her horse ‘Thunder’ in the dressage event Countryside Challenge. The event focuses on being both challenging and stimulating for the rider, with steering, balance and confidence all put to the test. Lyn rode fantastically and achieved 5th place, with a high score of 107.
“We are all very proud of Lyn’s brilliant achievement,” said Leigh McCusker, Service Manager. “She has been working hard all year to hone her riding skills and it was great to cheer her on at the Championships and see all her dedication pay off.