£2,500 worth of horse feed is to be donated by leading equine feed manufacturer Dodson & Horrell as part of the Riding for Disabled Association’s (RDA) Covid-19 Emergency Fund Appeal.
The RDA has 500 groups around the country that have had to close due to Covid-19, meaning the loss of their vital weekly income, which supports the care of their horses and other day to day expenses. Around the UK, over 4,000 horses and ponies are affected and still need food and care. With no clear idea of when the RDA’s activities will be able to start again, some of their groups may have to close permanently, meaning they will not be able to resume the vital services they deliver to disabled children and adults.
Dodson & Horrell has stepped in to help provide some of the essential care that is needed for these amazing horses and pones that do such an incredible job every day to improve the lives of disabled children and adults. After consultation with the RDA and Dodson & Horrell’s experienced team of nutritionists the most appropriate feeds for the horses and ponies in question will be distributed directly to larger RDA centres around the UK, providing the absolute best nutrition for these equine heroes.
Sam Horrell, CEO at Dodson & Horrell, commented “We are delighted to be able to help the RDA and the wonderful horses and ponies in their care during these unprecedented times. It is vital that we support charities such as the RDA in their work and we are only too pleased to be able to help.”
Ed Bracher, Chief Executive of the RDA UK added “We know that our most vulnerable RDA groups at this time are those with horses to look after, so the support of Dodson & Horrell is extremely welcome. The generous donation of feed will help groups with a large number of horses in their care, supporting them at this difficult time as they start to prepare for reopening again in the coming weeks and months. We are very grateful to everyone at Dodson & Horrell for their support.”
The RDA Covid-19 Emergency Fund Appeal is still seeking further financial donations, to help them in their crucial work, visit https://www.rda.org.uk/donate/