The team at Ability Equine Assisted Therapy are very passionate about their work and get huge pleasure from seeing the positive results that the therapy provides.

Victoria Lacey

Lead Therapeutic Riding Coach, Director and Secretary

Victoria is mother to four children, two of whom are on the Autism Spectrum. Having seen the benefits of Therapeutic Horse Riding she trained as a coach and is responsible for the day to day running of lessons and for supervising the care of the horses. Victoria is trained in occupational first aid and the…

Therapeutic Riding Coach

Lisa has over 15 year experience working with all types of horses, she started riding at the age of 7 and has been a horse owner for many years. Lisa holds a BSC in Equine studies and is a qualified Therapeutic Horse Riding Coach. She is also a Special Needs Assistant and has completed Occupational…

Alanna Yeates

Trainee Therapeutic Riding Coach

Alanna is currently attending the Therapeutic riding coach QQI level 6 course with Festina Lente. She is also awaiting accreditation in HSI Level 1 Coaching course, has completed Occupational First Aid Fetec Level 5 and Safeguarding 1 Child Welfare and Protection Basic Awareness courses. Alanna was the deserving recipient of an award at the Garda…

Leaders

Our dedicated leaders have great horse handling skills and knowledge of horse behaviour. They are responsible for grooming and caring for the horses and having them tacked up and ready for lessons. When needed the leaders sidewalk during a Therapeutic Horse Riding lesson and they regularly participate in activities during lessons.

Volunteers

We welcome new volunteers to help with the horses or the children at camps.  All volunteers who have contact with the children must apply for Garda vetting. Other volunteering opportunities include helping with maintenance of the sensory trail and fundraising activities. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or in training as a therapeutic…

Fundraising Team

This team co-ordinates all our fundraising activities. This could be anything from bucket collections to sponsored skydives. The charity relies heavily on the goodwill and generosity of people to subsidise the cost of our therapy sessions and make them more affordable for families. Fundraising is never an easy task which is why we are always…