Rider Highlight

Jessica and Sparkle


My name is Jessica and I was born with Muscular Dystrophy.

I started riding at RDA Tall Timbers when I was 4 years old. I more recently rode at the Ryde centre where I took part in the dressage classes. I looked forward to my riding days because I love the horses, especially Sparkle.

A few years ago I started learning dressage and it is a challenge for me because I have to think about which way to go. After the class I am very tired because I am using my muscles, which is good therapy.

I like learning about how to look after the horses. We learn about all of the gear and how to groom the horses. I also really liked it when Kaye Hannan came to visit the Centre. She has two beautiful horses called Chubby & Wally. It is great to see her ride and see what dressage is all about.

A big thank you to my coaches, Louise & Sara and all of the volunteers that help us. I have learnt a lot at RDA.

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Founded: 1972 by Pearl Batchelor OAM
Patrons: Her Excellency The Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC Governor of NSW and Mr Dennis Wilson

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