Equibuddy finds a new friend in Corrie

THE producers of Coronation Street have sent a special 50th anniversary photograph, autographed by the cast of the TV soap, as a special prize to help local charity Equibuddy raise funds at the Border Union Show.

Raffle tickets for the special prize will only be available for one day on the Saturday of the show which will take place in Kelso on July 30, when MSP John Lamont will draw the winning number after the Grand Parade.

Equibuddy provides opportunities for people who love horses to be part of a unique, challenging and exciting team activity.

A relatively new sport, equestrian vaulting is internationally recognised and is an inclusive sport for all, integrating those with special needs. Girls, boys and adults, young and not so young, can all participate together, building up strong relationships with the horses and, of course, fellow team members.

Established in 2005, Equibuddy is a registered charity (SCO36981) that combines the work of the Riding for the Disabled with the equestrian vaulting skills of the Equibuddy Lauderdale Vaulting group to help young people, including those with additional needs, to achieve their potential.

It’s gymnastics on horseback, and seeing it happen is believing that it is possible.

If you want to help, donate or support the charity, or to find out more about Equibuddy in your area, please visit its stand at the Border Union Show on Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30, located in block three near the main ring entrance.

If you cannot make the show, call the Equibuddy office team on 0845 241 1398.