We are proud to announce that Pegasus is the featured charity at Canberra Theatre Centre's Music at Midday concert on Tuesday, 4 February.
Come down at either 11am, or 12.30pm and for just a gold coin donation you can enjoy The Royal Military College Band playing their take on modern hits as well as some old favourites.
Please share with your friends, family and colleagues. It’s a lovely way to spend a lunchtime; and even better, it benefits the great work Pegasus provides to those living with a disability.
Calling all Obstacle-A-Thon sponsors...
It's nearly Open Day time again, so make sure you 'Save The Date' of SATURDAY, 4 APRIL 2020.
Each year, Pegasus opens the doors to the general public as an opportunity for them to visit Pegasus, discover what we are all about, and to raise our profile and much needed funds.
It is a celebration of all things Pegasus and recognises the ongoing support and contribution of the many volunteers, sponsors, donors, participants, and the local community who support Pegasus and our horse-facilitated therapy programs.
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 fun 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 obstacles.
The Obstacle-A-Thon is a fantastic opportunity for participants’ friends and family; and the general public, to watch a session and witness the magic that Pegasus brings to our participants’ lives. In the lead-up to the event, our participants have the opportunity to rally the support of their nearest and dearest with donations and messages of support through a dedicated fundraising site; all helping to keep Pegasus flying.The event is also an opportunity for businesses to support Pegasus by becoming obstacle sponsors! There are only 15 obstacles available for sponsorship at $500 each. We invite you to consider sponsoring an obstacle.
Acknowledgement of your gift will include:
If you or your business would like to sponsor an obstacle for the 2020 Obstacle-A-Thon, please let us know by phoning our Fundraising Manager, Anna Collins on 02 6254 9190 or by emailing our Fundraising Manager, Anna.
It's first in, best dressed and 4 obstacles are already taken! So make sure you get in quick!
Click to see a list of the Obstacles up for sponsorship
*Please note: some obstacle names may be subject to change
Thanks to our Obstacle-A-Thon sponsors...
And that's a wrap! The Pegasus Christmas Party and Volunteer Appreciation event marks the end of another fabulous year for Pegasus. Read more here
Wonderful news! Pegasus partners with Hayman Partners. Read more here...
The second annual Pegasus FUN-Khana was held recently. Read the wrap-up of the day here.
We are looking for volunteers. Can you help?
For more information about volunteering, please click here...
Thank you Interpath...
From all of us at Pegasus – especially the Pegasus horses – we’d like to send a massive thank you to Interpath for their recent donation of 24 tubs of 4CYTE Equine joint support supplement. 4CYTE has made a huge difference to the movement and overall wellbeing of our horses.
This donation is of significant value and represents a large saving for Pegasus, and we cannot thank Interpath enough for their support of Pegasus and our wonderful ponies. Thank you Interpath Joint Health Experts.
Interpath is an Australian joint health company specializing in the research and development of 4CYTE products. 4CYTE’s signature range, developed for people and animals, represents a breakthrough in the treatment of joint injury and degenerative diseases such as arthritis and osteoporosis. Bringing together patented, premium quality natural ingredients with the latest in molecular and cellular biology techniques, 4CYTE products work towards repairing and restoring damaged joints, and actively maintaining joint health. For more information, please visit: www.interpath.global
* Pictured: General Manager Steph Williams (left) with Acting Horse Manager, Chris Nicholls (right) and Johnny and Jacko – two of our horses who receive 4CYTE every day to help maintain their quality of life and work.
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...
Saturday, 4 April 2020: Pegasus Open Day
Friday, 19 June 2020: Corkhill Bros. Pegasus Charity Race Day
Horses Birthday Hip, Hip, Hoo-neigh!
Well it is that time of year again we have the opportunity to celebrate the birthdays of all our wonderful ponies here at Pegasus and across all RDA centres. August 1st is recognised as the official birthday for all horses in the southern hemisphere and signifies the start of the foaling season.
Pegasus enjoys going all out to share this day with our supporters, families and the local community. We would not be able to do the amazing work we do without our amazing ponies and the miracles they perform. Click here to see photos from the 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.