Llanfynydd riding centre fair is a galloping success

Published date: 10 December 2013 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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CLWYD Special Riding Centre raised nearly £8,000 at its’ Christmas fair.

The centre in Llanfynydd, between Wrexham and Mold, welcomes people of all ages with special needs who benefit from the pleasure and stimulation of riding, carriage-driving and equestrian vaulting.

The volunteer-run charity also provides residential riding holidays for groups of people with special needs.

The event on Saturday turned out to be a huge success, raising more than £7,800 to help meet the running costs.

Car park attendants were kept busy as scores of visitors paid a visit to help raise money.

One of the centre’s horses, Glen, pulled Santa’s sleigh to the centre at 10.30am and lots of children went along to see him in his grotto.

Diane Porter, finance assistant for the centre, said: “It was a fantastic day weather-wise.

“There was a high volume of people and the volunteers did an amazing job yet again.

“The kitchen volunteers worked really hard. They were working flat out.”

Children from Llanfynydd Primary School entertained visitors with their carols and a local dog agility group showed off their tricks to the crowd.

Stalls were full of items for sale and the horses at the centre were also on hand for visitors to meet.

Diane added: “We are very grateful for the support of the people who came and spent their money, and for the support of the volunteers.”

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