Barnsley Riding for the Disabled Association

Families Together

We wish to deliver family riding sessions to people with a disabled member within the family. We want to inspire the families to get a better understanding of different disabilities and increase the time spent together as a family in health activities, with a level playing field for all members.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016


Registered Charity in England and Wales (1114296)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target





  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation
  • OtherOther




For a young disabled person, horse riding brings not only physiotherapy, but a sense of achievement, yet for the siblings it can be upsetting to see their disabled brother or sister having a “riding lesson” whilst they are not allowed. We see many incidents of sibling jealousy, especially with younger children who do not understand that for their disabled sibling, it is a physiotherapy session. They perceive their brother or sister as being treated differently and being rewarded


more and more families who are desperate to find activities they can enjoy as a whole, with minimal alterations to account for needs resulting from disability. Parents have said this is a huge issue at home for their family and have expressed a strong desire to be able to take part in a family orientated activity which all members can take part in equally. This project will address this need and make a huge difference in our beneficiaries lives.