20 January 2017 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan’s Mullaghmore Equestrian Centre was recently named Hyundai Best Overall Winner and Adventure Category winner at the 2016 CARA National Inclusion Awards.

These awards were for providing sporting activities and promoting inclusion of persons with a disability in sporting activities. Tydavnet-based Mullaghmore Equestrian Centre provides horse riding courses and training to riders of all levels and abilities and has been in operation since 2007. The proprietor, Marese McCarra, has been increasingly involved in the provision of specialised training to persons with a wide range of disabilities and behavioural issues.

Arising from this experience and increased demand for this type of accessible equestrian experience that can be enjoyed by all children and adults, Ms McCarra decided to pursue a qualification in Therapeutic Riding Instruction (one of 12 nationally). Based on her experience and the evidence of progression by participants as a result of accessible equestrian opportunities (specifically sensory stimulation), Marese applied for and successfully received funding …

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