On her recent visit to the Algarve the British Ambassador Mrs Kirsty Hayes requested that she could make a visit to Riding For The Disabled. The meeting took place in Almancil and David Hibbert from Riding For The Disabled (Barlavento) was invited to attend. There was a short demonstration by some of the disabled riders and then time for coffee and a chat with the Ambassador.
She was very interested in the work being done by Riding For The Disabled and all of the volunteers. As a horse owner and rider herself the Ambassador was very keen to establish who is involved with the charity and how it works.
Although this meeting took place in Almancil, David is hopeful that the Ambassador will accept his invitation to visit the Riding For The Disabled team in Bensafrim.
If you would like to become a volunteer at Riding For The Disabled click here. No previous experience of horses is needed as full training is given.