Roll up, roll up, roll up...it's SHOWTIME!
It's showtime folks!
We are very excited to announce that Pegasus is teaming up with the 'ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show' this year. Not only will we have a stall at the ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show, but our wonderful volunteers will also be assisting with stable work.
Thank you to the ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show for giving Pegasus this opportunity and to our generous volunteers for dedicating their time for Pegasus. We look forward to seeing you all there next week. For more information, please head to the Show’s website: www.canberrashow.org.au for all the details.
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...
'Twas the night of our Christmas party!
Despite the hot weather, the Pegasus 2018 Christmas Party and Volunteer Appreciation Evening was a very merry event indeed!
A heartfelt thanks goes to Synergy, who generously sponsored the evening.
Click here to read more about the evening and to see our photo gallery.
Pegasus ponies art auction raises a pretty penny
The Pegasus ponies (and Charlie the farm cat) online art auction went brilliantly, raising a total of $1,138 for Pegasus.
Thank you again to Trevor Doust, Heather Domaschenz and Jay Kottege from the U3A ACT ‘Make-A-Mark' Group 4 Art Group for their fantastic efforts in producing the paintings and for their generosity in donating them back to Pegasus to sell.
Congratulations to the auction winners and thank you to everyone who made a bid!
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!
Save the dates...
Friday, 22 February to Sunday, 24 February: Pegasus is at the ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show.
Tuesday, 5 March: Pegasus Scholarship Awards Evening.
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!