EHCRC Gallops into the New Year
EHCRC Foundation Gallops into the New Year with the grand folks of Gran Alicant
The New Year has brought with it a whole new group of volunteers, all from Gran Alacant, each bringing with them their professional expertise to help push the foundation further forward in its quest to continue growing into a large organisation that will ultimately help horses, ponies, and donkeys throughout Spain.
Karen Bull is developing the riding and education side of the rescue centre as she is a trained riding instructor and has her BHS Stable Manager and BHS AI, and has worked in many areas of the equine field. A few years ago, she came to Spain after leaving university, with a Higher National Diploma in Horse Studies, level distinction. She wanted to carry on teaching and riding here in Spain; unfortunately she became disillusioned due to the lack of empathy to the horse and how to give basic care. She therefore left the horse world and worked in sales. She was later diagnosed with cancer, and after coming through the treatment of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and an operation, she realised life was too short. She was discussing her situation with a friend who said that EHCRC may want to use her expertise. Karen met with the EHCRC founder, Sue Weeding, and they realised instantly that they were like minded. Karen's aim now is to work with the centre, and share her knowledge. Many people, when they come to the centre, say that they've never been on a horse, and indeed never been around a horse. These people feel they are too old to start now, but Karen wants to show them that you're never too old; her aim is to give the opportunity for the more mature person to come to the centre on a Wednesday afternoon and have a gentle introduction using our more mature horses which will be of benefit to both humans and equines. As always, riding lessons are available daily, and the pony club continues on Sundays as normal.
Then we have Barry and Sandra Lane, along with their daughter Kelly, who are the owners of the Gran Alacant Advertiser. Not only are they promoting the rescue centre in their magazine and advertising for items for our five charity shops, they are actively organising a new charity shop for us in Gran Alacant where already many members of the community are ready to help staff it when it opens.
Then of course there's Gayle Thompson and Chris and Doreen Gibbs, all professional people in their previous lives, who now come here to volunteer doing bucket washing, mucking out, and anything else that's needed throughout the week. This is certainly community spirit at its best. All of these new volunteers have definitely made a huge difference to the centre already this year. Thank you Gran Alacant!
Don't forget the Rescue Centre is open every Sunday between 1pm and 4pm for you to come and meet our Rescue Residents and find out more about the work of EHCRC.
For more details please visit our website www.easyhorsecare.net or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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