14.1 hh chestnut gelding. Squirrel is now 15 years old and has been part of the
BRDís riding program for 4 years. Prior to that Squirrel was a champion
jumping and dressage pony. He won many ribbons and trophies in all events here
in Bermuda. He enjoys his work as a "therapistí and is a firm favorite
with many of the children. Squirrel is sponsored by Mrs. Olga Reveller and is on
permanent loan to the BRD by his owner, Mrs. Moyra Benbow
13.2 hh grey Welsh/Arab mare. Thalia is also 14 years old and has been with the
BRD since October 1999. Thalia came to the BRD from Virginia where she had
worked in a riding school. She is very happy to work with the disabled riders
and is very content to be ridden around the school. Thalia was donated to the
BRD by Mr. Walter Jones and sons.
12.2hh bay pony. Playmate is the old man of the BRD, his age is disputed but is
somewhere around 33 years old. He has been with the BRD since 1997 and came to
us from one of the local riding schools. Playmate is revered by many adults who
visit the Equestrian Centre as being the pony they learnt to ride on! Playmate
was donated by Mrs. Barbara Hollis-Mickelson.
13.2hh Fjord horse. Dusty is 9 years old and has been with the BRD since 2000.
He came to us from New Mexico where he had been a much loved family horse. He
has settled into therapeutic work very well and gives great confidence to his
riders with his steady gaits and willing manner. Dusty was donated by the
International American Womenís Club.
14 hh Fjord horse. Garry is 4 years old and has been with the BRD since 2000.
Garry came to the BRD from British Colombia. Although young in years, Garry is
quite the pro when it comes to being a "therapist". He is very calm
and easy going. Garry was donated by the Emma Broher Fund for the Committee of
25 for Handicapped Children.