When Cowra Riding for the Disabled received a donation of nine Arab bred horses its stable went from eight to 17 in a matter of minutes.
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The increase also meant the group was faced with a big increase in costs, not that they didn’t appreciate the donation made by the breeders Adrian and Eva Boulter who returned to Czechoslovakia.
Cowra RDA president Francis Woodbridge said the decision was made to sell the newly acquired Arabs to raise funds for group’s original stable which will go towards shoeing, feed, tack and other expenses.
Two were sold fairly quickly, one to a RDA volunteer who will use it for RDA classes.
Another two were used as payment to trainers who assisted with the horses.
The remaining five are currently going under the hammer in an online auction with EQUIauction which has listed the horses free of charge in an online auction which finishes on Wednesday, November 22 at 7pm.
“We’re proud to be able to help raise much needed funds for the Cowra RDA. We’re listing the horses free of charge so (trainer) Lauren can raise as much money as possible for this fantastic cause,” Director of EQUIauction Anthony Gafa said.
“We hope our auction will appeal to RDA supporters, as well as finding homes for these five amazing horses,” Mr Gafa said.
The horses have been educated for the sale by Lauren Woodbridge of Black Pearl Horses.
“We’re trying to get the biggest donation we can,” Lauren said.
All of the horses were unbroken when donated and Francis Wooldridge explained that some were quite young that meant Cowra RDA would have had to keep them for up to three years before they became suitable as mounts for the group.
Cowra RDA provides equine therapy for more than 40 special children and adults.
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