Welcoming our new chairwoman

This month the exciting news is that we have a new Chairwoman, Mrs Bernadette Ford, who took up the role in late September.

She said: ‘I am delighted to take on the role of Chair of WNRDA and look forward to helping take the charity from strength to strength, as we rebuild after the difficult times encountered through Covid.

‘I have been very impressed by the work and dedication that the volunteers and staff have shown,’ she continued, ‘and have been thrilled to see the happiness on faces and improvements in our clients’ wellbeing, as they participate in Riding, Carriage Driving, Equine Assisted Learning Therapy, or Tea with a Pony sessions.’

Mrs Ford, an experienced horsewoman, who hails from New Zealand, gave a little insight into her equestrian background.

‘I have always been passionate about horses and am lucky enough to own and breed them in West Norfolk,’ she said.

‘I also have direct experience of disability within my own family, and have seen at first hand, the benefits that being around horses can bring.’ she said.

Mrs Ford, who hails from New Zealand, came to the UK as a university graduate, and aims to use the IT and management skills gained during her career, to benefit the charity.

Bee Ford