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Welcome Hercules and Peppy!

Two horses from the former McIntyre Centre at Pinjarra Hills now have a home at Samford RDA.

Hercules and Peppy are currently settling into their new lives at our centre before they are progressively integrated into the program.

The McIntyre Centre closed last month after almost 60 years of operation. Fortunately, we were able to purchase two of the horses to add to our eight-strong herd. The newcomers will help make up the numbers after several of our horses retired from the program in recent months.

Hercules the Clydesdale and Peppy the Quarter Horse are experienced in working with adults and children with a wide range of disabilities. Horses with the right temperament and who are proven to be safe and reliable are difficult to find; and potential RDA horses are trialled for their suitability. However Hercules and Peppy are 'tried and true' RDA horses, allowing them to be easily introduced to the program.

With the closure of the McIntyre Centre, we are currently experiencing increasing demand for our services, especially for children - so volunteers are always welcome!

Donations towards the purchase of Hercules and Peppy, and costs associated with bringing them into the program, can be made via our secure donation link:

Both horses will soon be available for sponsorship. Annual sponsorships from businesses, community groups and individuals help meet the cost of the RDA horses' feed, care and veterinary services as well as offering various sponsor benefits. For sponsorship enquiries, contact

Image: Trainee Coach Sarah Lupton with Hercules and Peppy.

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