RIP Harley the RDA Horse

Harley 2007 – 22/03/2019

 Harley aged 8 Ready to Teach Riding Skills.

Sadly the most loved little horse at the Riding for the Disabled Association of Alice Springs has passed away after a battle with colic.

Harley was purchased in 2013 as a 6 year old by the Alice Springs Chapter of the Harley Owners Group¬†in 2014 and quickly became the kid’s favourite horse to ride. He was no big horse but had a big cheeky heart. He was born in Gympie, Queensland. He will be missed by all the good folk a the RDA.

Remembering our involvement:-

Back in 2012 the Alice Springs HOG chapter received some correspondence that was discussed at our monthly meeting where the Alice Springs Riding for the Disabled (RDA) were seeking contributions in purchasing a horse for their program. Their old horse had passed away and the loss of that horse impacted their program for disabled kids to have the opportunity to ride a horse learn some basic horse riding skills and to participate in activities that other able bodied children take for granted. As it happened Alice Springs HOG had been discussing how we as a chapter could contribute to the local community in some way. And this request seemed to tick all the boxes for our members. It was local, it was an exceptionally worthy cause and as most of our members are parents and grandparents it struck a chord. So we got back in contact with them with a view to finding out what their dollar goal was. On finding out that it was around $3500 we decided that we would purchase the horse on their behalf as long as we had naming rights. Obviously Harley was our choice. They agreed and away we went. To help offset the costs of Harley the horse we did some fund raising events. The first was a show n shine which was a great kick off and we were able to purchase some additional rugs and bridles etc for Harley of course in traditional Harley Davidson colours of Black and Orange.

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