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…

My name is Rosie and I’m an English Shire.  I am 6 years old and 16 hands high. I am the biggest therapeutic horse at Ability. My speciality is tandem riding. Due to my size, I can carry two people on my back. The coach rides behind a person who cannot  support themselves on a horse.…

My name is Storm and I’m a Connemara pony. I am 6 years old and 11’2 hands high. I work with children who have a wide range of disabilities including those with mental health difficulties including stress, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. I am a kind, caring, protective and gentle little lady.

My name is Theodore and I’m an Irish Cob pony. I am 4 years old and 11’2 hands high. Although young, I am fantastic at the job I do. My speciality is working with children who have severe and profound disabilities. Many of these children have conditions such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy, down syndrome, autism and…

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…

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.

My name is Beag and I’m a Kerry Bog Pony. I am 10 years old and 11 hands high. Being the smallest pony here means that I get to work with all of the younger children who have moderate physical and cognitive disabilities. I love being groomed and particularly enjoy taking part in Stable Management…

My name is Pride and I’m an Irish Cob pony. I am 9 years old and 14 hands high. I am a rescue horse. Before I came to Ability I had a hard life, but now I am very happy. I love my new home and have a special job here. I work with adults and children…

My name is Minstrel and I’m an Irish Sports Cob. I’m 20 years old and 15’1 hands high. Like many other horses here, I didn’t get a very good start in life. Fortunately, I have found my forever home with Ability and now work with teenagers who have a variety of emotional and mental health…

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…