The FYHP Newsletter 2022 has been launched.The Newsletter records all of the events in the Fettercairn Youth Horse Project over the last year. It is well worth a look and we hope that you will enjoy it.
In March, we were forced to close for four months because our insurer was leaving the Irish market and as a result, our public liability insurance was not renewed. Similar to many in the equine industry and many other sectors in Ireland, we experienced huge challenges in accessing insurance, but we persevered and re-opened in late July.
Since then, we have restarted all our programmes and started new ones.
We have worked with four local schools to deliver an integrated programme of education involving equine training; we have delivered our equine assisted learning programmes to over 177 young adults with special needs each week, and we delivered pony camps in the summer and autumn reaching over 66 local young people. We continued to offer work experience to local schools and groups and we had five participants this year.
Demand for our lessons and programmes continues to grow. We received huge support and encouragement when we were closed – from old friends and new, we would like to acknowledge this – it enabled us to re-open with an exciting programme of building works, summer camps and lessons, and a new training programme.