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 non-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 the 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 donation and volunteering opportunities, or simply to come out and visit our sprawling 100 acre property and see the magic happen first hand!
Please visit our News page for recent events, media releases and new information regarding Pegasus. Don't forget to look at our Career page to check for any available staff positions!
2014 - An exciting year ahead!
Click here to read about the new Goals and Initiatives for Pegasus in 2014, in a message from Pegasus Executive Officer Jane Thompson.
There are several ways to donate to Pegasus; you can either adopt a pony, or click on the button above to donate online!
$12,974 worth of support through Trivia’s brain bank!
Minter Ellison nominated Pegasus as their beneficiary charity for their 2014 Trivia Night.
Pulling together, Minter Ellison and Pegasus managed to attract participation from the community with 29 tables of ten people vying for the title of champion of champions in the Trivia stakes!
Various items were seized by punters keen to have the winning bid in the silent auction. A great night was had; good food, good fun, and great gifts. Pegasus sincerely thanks Minter Ellison for their support resulting in an amount of $12,974 being donated to support Horse Therapy Programs for people with a disability.
Ride for Pegasus
ACT Endurance Riders Association wrangled nearly $5,000 from their Ride for Pegasus day.
Keen to ensure Pegasus sustains a place in Canberra’s equine history, the Association supported the Ride for Pegasus day as another opportunity for the community to encourage Pegasus’ work; developing abilities for people with a disability!
Riders and horses braved the early gusts of wind and saddled up for a 10km ride through some of Canberra’s best tracks winding through the Bicentennial Trial.
Pegasus wishes to give riders, sponsors, and the Association a big ‘shout out’ for their support and participation. Read more "Click".
The Bid Williams Story
ABC TV – Friday 11th April
ABC TV filmed Bid William’s story at Pegasus broadcast it on Friday 11th April on ABC TV’s 730 ACT.
Bid’s story is quite fascinating! You’ll value the opportunity to view the show and find out more about our Founder. Link through to; http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/act/?year=2014&month=04 It will send you to our April archive for all 730 ACT stories.