Marlowes Talk Episode 2 - Gaddesden Place
The Marlowes are thrilled to announce the second episode of their podcast 'Marlowes Talk', featuring Gaddesden Place Riding for the Disabled.
In this episode journalist Sophie Sulehria meets with Karen Gosen, one of the trustees and chief fundraisers at Gaddesden Place, to find out more about their therapeutic riding sessions, which are open to anyone with a registered disability.
Sophie visited the hidden gem, which has been nestled in the Hertfordshire countryside since 1974. The tranquil surroundings mean that tailor-made sessions can be offered to visitors of all ages, with the riding classes helping with core strength and social interaction. The friendly equine residents at the stables undergo specialised training with the Riding for the Disabled Association to be able to work with riders with varying additional needs.
Running costs at Gaddesden Place are currently £100,000 a year, of which at least half comes from fundraising. Volunteers work tirelessly to ensure these costs are met and to continue to be able to provide this essential service. The current waiting list has over 60 people waiting to access their services.
Listen to the podcast now to find out more!
Find out more about Gaddesden Place here: http://www.gaddesdenplacerda.org.uk/