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.
There are several ways to donate to Pegasus; you can either Rezorc-a-Horse, support a Scholarship, or click on the button above to donate online!
Opening the Doors!
The Pegasus horse was flying high at our Open Day last Saturday; keeping the rain at bay, and attracting the community to the Pegasus Farm.
Families and their children, Pegasus volunteers, donors and sponsors were enjoying the day; taking in the Franklin B Paverty Bush Band, the Obstacle Race, the Horse Parade, the Riding Program demonstration, fabulous cakes, sizzling sausages, hot soup, biscuit decorating and so much more.
One of our donors and volunteers, Susan, said, “Everyone I talked to commented on the positive energy and inviting warmth that Pegasus has.
One person told me that he just lives up the road and never knew what a great organisation he had in his own backyard.”
It was pleasing to hear such positive comments. People who hadn’t been to Pegasus before were pleasantly surprised by the Farm and the activities, and the warm welcome from our volunteers and staff. I was particularly pleased to see a number of people attending who had a disability.
Thanks to the support of our sponsors, donors, volunteers, families, staff and the community we raised a net amount of $10,757 and most importantly, over 1,200 people came to Pegasus and gained an understanding of who we, what we do, and what we seek to achieve – developing abilities for people with a disability!
John James Foundation Supports Grass-roots Organisations…
And they know that Pegasus Riding for the Disabled is just that!
Wishing to broaden our service delivery and programs for people with a disability, Pegasus’ Executive Officer, Jane Thompson and a Pegasus volunteer, Mark Borowick, who drafted the application, applied to the John James Foundation (JJF) for a grant to support an initiative to help achieve this aim.
Chief Executive Officer, Phil Greenwood conveyed Pegasus’ need to the JJF Board who were delighted to be able to kick the initiative of with a donation of $10,000.
The donation will help Pegasus provide some infrastructure to pilot and support a business opportunity for a person with a disability. Pegasus is now in the early stages of planning and discussion with other Service Providers to collaborate and provide this opportunity for a couple of people.
An opportunity made possible because of the generosity and foresight of Dr John James, and the current Board of Trustees. Thank you.
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!