Calling for Obstacle-A-Thon sponsors...
It's nearly that time again – Pegasus Open Day!
Please Save the Date (Saturday, 4 May).
Each year in the week leading up to our Open Day, Pegasus program participants take part in an 'Obstacle-A-Thon', completing a course of obstacles with their horse during their normal session time.
This wonderful event culminates on our Pegasus Open Day when participants will demonstrate their abilities to the public as they navigate the Obstacle-a-thon course.
The Open Day is the biggest event in the Pegasus calendar, attracting around 2000 visitors and celebrating everything that makes Pegasus the unique and amazing place it is.
There are only 13 obstacles left available for sponsorship at $500 each. Acknowledgement of your gift will include:
If you or your business would like to sponsor an obstacle for the 2019 Obstacle-A-Thon, please let us know by phoning our Fundraising Manager, Anna Collins on: 02 6254 9190 or by emailing us.
It's first in, best dressed so get in quick and help support Pegasus!
Click here to see a list of the Obstacles up for sponsorship.
Thank you to the following Obstacle-A-Thon sponsors...
We are looking for volunteers. Can you help?
For more information about volunteering, please click here...
What a Show!
A fantastic time was had by all at the ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show last week.
It was Pegasus’ first time volunteering at the show, and everyone did an exceptional job representing Pegasus – both around the stables (where some of our volunteers assisted with the stable work), and also on the stall.
We had a stellar spot right in front of the main arena; the perfect place to watch the participants and their horses head into their competitions, and return with their prize-ribbons.
Whilst it was dusty and a bit breezy at times, we had plenty of fun. Our volunteers were fantastic with their positive energy and patience, and we received some very complimentary feedback from both volunteers and the show attendees.
Hopefully this is the beginning of something really exciting for Pegasus – helping us to continue to raise our profile and some much-needed funds. Thanks everyone for your efforts!
Is it hot enough?...
Given the wicked heat we've been experiencing lately, it's a good time to revisit our 'Hot Weather Policy'.
Unfortunately, there are times when classes need to be cancelled due to hot weather, but in these situations, it is for everyone's health and safety.
The following outlines the temperatures at which Pegasus lessons or training activities must be altered or cancelled:
Please familiarise yourself with our full Hot Weather Policy here...
Save the dates...
Saturday, 4 May: Annual Pegasus Open Day.
Friday, 21 June: Pegasus Charity Race Day.
It is critical that Pegasus expands its herd to meet the demand for people with a disability who are currently on our waiting list.
We are striving to increase the herd by 10 to meet our target of 25. Please click on the image above to find out more.
How you can support Pegasus:
There's so many different ways you can help or get involved with Pegasus:
See the difference Pegasus makes to a child...
Here at Pegasus Riding for the Disabled we provide horse and farm activities for people with a disability in the Canberra region. As soon as our riders come through our gates, they are met with sights and smells that transport them to another world. A place where they can wheel or walk easily, a place where they can feel safe and secure; a place that is a home away from home.
Pegasus is known for its positive energy, and riders and parents often comment on the joy and uplifting feeling that being at Pegasus always brings. The gentle and understanding environment means that riders are not limited by what would normally be considered their limitations; because at Pegasus there is no ‘disability’ there is only ‘ability’. For riders, even seeing the Pegasus logo gets them excited, because they know that here they can do something that would normally be impossible – that at Pegasus they can fly.
We are a not-for-profit charitable organisation, which relies on the generosity of people in the community to meet our aims in supporting those with a disability. This includes financial donations through many of our fundraising programs, as well as through volunteering activities, including class work, stables and at events. Pegasus depends on our 270 active volunteers who work in a variety of roles, but we always need more help!
This unique service could not be possible without our commendable ponies giving service to others. Our hard-working herd is fully trained in assisting our riders to achieve their goals. Similarly, our coaching staff has national accreditation in instructing our riders with a disability. Together, our coaches and horses provide the team that allows our riders to reach their full potential.
Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding fundraising and volunteering opportunities, or simply to come out and visit our sprawling 100 acre property and see the magic happen first-hand!
For more information about Pegasus, our programs, and facilities, please call us on 02 6254 9190 or email us.
Beyond Bank supports Pegasus
Beyond Bank has always been a wonderful supporter of Pegasus and now, they have found a way to help you save money and support us too. Why not consider opening a Beyond Bank Community Reward Account? You can do it online following three very simple steps, and by opening an account online and nominating Pegasus, Beyond Bank will donate a percentage of the annual average balances to us at no cost to you!
Here’s how it works: the Community Reward Account is a fee-free high interest online savings account where you can save money; receive a competitive interest rate starting at 1% with balances from $1 to $5000; and help support Pegasus. By opening a Beyond Bank Community Reward Account and linking it to Pegasus, at the end of the financial year, Beyond Bank will provide Pegasus with a percentage of the average balance of all accounts that have chosen Pegasus as their favourite not-for-profit charity. This is at no cost to customers and Pegasus reaps the benefits.
It is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3:
(1) Visit the Beyond Bank website to become a member or pop into your local branch
(2) Open a Community Reward Account linked to Pegasus
(3) Start saving.
So, the more supporters Pegasus has saving in this account, the more money Beyond Bank can reward Pegasus! It’s a win-win for everyone!