Facility upgrade courtesy of ongoing partnership

May 27, 2024 BY

Lions Club of Mount Gambier volunteers have built a horse shelter as their latest contribution in a long-standing relationship with Riding for the Disabled.

Community projects team leader Brendon Hirth said it took just two working bees and nine volunteers to complete the construction work.

The new pitched-roof shelter straddles a fence, providing two timber-batten lined bays.

“The RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) asked if we could build horse shelters in-between paddocks to give the horses somewhere out of the weather,” Mr Hirth said.

“We enquired around as to where we could get some donated materials.

“Thanks to some generous companies we were soon able to go ahead with the project,” he said.

A plan was drawn up and a model produced to ensure the design met RDA’s requirements.

Last July volunteers from the Lions Club of Mount Gambier helped build new fences under the direction of professional contractors after a redesign of the paddock layout where the new shelter is located.

Club members carry out weekly maintenance of the grounds and indoor arena on an ongoing basis.

RDA is planning an event to acknowledge supporters of the centre located on Sunnybrae Road.