Prizes galore presented at Pegasus Centre

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COUNTY Councillor Valerie Tyler presented prizes to riders taking part in a competition at the Pegasus Centre, home of the Morpeth group of the Riding for the Disabled Association.

Coun Tyler, Policy Board Member for Infrastructure and Culture, who is a member of the Board of North Country Leisure, one of the partners in Active Northumberland, expressed her pleasure at being able to present awards at the event on Friday.

The Pegasus Centre recently held a competition day and one of the riders was Kieren Saddler. Photo by Peter McCartney.

The Pegasus Centre recently held a competition day and one of the riders was Kieren Saddler. Photo by Peter McCartney.

“The Pegasus Centre is a fantastic resource, which the council is proud to support. It’s one of the ways we try to ensure that everyone in Northumberland has the opportunity to participate in sport and develop their skills and confidence,” she said.

More than 20 riders took part in the competition, including youngsters as well as adults. They were judged in various classes and, for some, this will be a step on the route to regional and national competitions.

The Pegasus Centre, which provides riding facilities primarily aimed at people with disabilities under the auspices of the Riding for the Disabled Association, is committed to encouraging people to develop their skills and to take part in competitions.

Centre manager Martin Peagam said: “We see this event today as an important part of what we do at the Pegasus Centre.

“Competition allows riders to see how they are progressing and the performances of senior riders provide inspiration for our younger and less experienced riders.”