Success stories

Blossom’s Story

Since joining the Perry Vaulting Sessions we have seen Blossom flourish not just physically but as a person in her own right, it has improved her general wellbeing and how she feels about herself.

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Deborah’s Story

Deb, a police sergeant, and her fiancé had flown to St Lucia to get married and, two days before the ceremony, had decided to take a scuba-diving trip. But problems with the boat’s engine led to a crew member trying to hotwire it, and the boat exploded in a fireball.
Deb bore the full force of the explosion, which shattered her lower spine and left her paralysed from the waist down.

Yet in some ways she counts herself lucky – four people died in the blast.

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Alison’s Story

I started volunteering with Perry RDA twelve years ago because I have autism and being with animals and especially horses helps me with communication and keeps me calm.

I love looking after the horses and ponies also seeing the riders that come on a Saturday who get a lot out of it

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Rebecca’s Story

After my accident back in 1995, I knew that I wouldn’t be able to ride again. I had broken my back and was paralysed from the chest downwards.

Before the accident I lived and breathed racing and thoroughbreds. Nothing gave me a greater thrill than schooling young point to pointers or ‘chasers over fences.

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