Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Monday at the Arboretum

Amongst the Himalayan Cedars. Arboretum CEO Steven
Allegria is the front right Sherpa
The TrailRider Tryout at the Arboretum yesterday was a great success.

Altogether eight different riders came and had a go.

The Sherpas though were significant. Arboretum CEO Steven Allegria had a try and saw, at first hand, how a TrailRider could enhance access.

Keith Hart, blue cap, at the rear controls.
Is that you at the back as well Graham?
Other sherpas of note were Keith Hart, Ros' brother, who did almost all the responsible rear sherpa work and Graham Scully who has masterminded so much of what has happened in Canberra. His words will end this post.

It was heart warming to see the happiness on peoples faces as they travelled in and around a forest, some for the very first time. One client, a young woman with high dependency needs, very much wanted a second ride. Another sent this message in an email: "Thank you so much for the enjoyable ride today I really did enjoy it, l felt like a celebrity with all the photos taken of the outing.Thank you for organising it, it really does make a difference to ones day when people help others achieve the things they take for granted. Regards Elizabeth" 

1 comment:

  1. Great to see the good work of trail riding spread to Canberra where the bush and recreational areas are close to built up areas - the great outdoors can be made accessible to more than ever before. VIP sherpas involvement significant too.

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