TWEED Riding for the Disabled representative Sylvia Dorsett and rider Alex Bruce (on Freddy the horse) thank Uki Sporting Horse Association representative Dot Walsh for the association's donation of proceeds from the annual Uki State of Origin campdraft.
TWEED Riding for the Disabled representative Sylvia Dorsett and rider Alex Bruce (on Freddy the horse) thank Uki Sporting Horse Association representative Dot Walsh for the association's donation of proceeds from the annual Uki State of Origin campdraft. Tweed Daily News/Craig Sadler

Sweeter State of Origin

STATE OF Origin clashes usually cause divisions but the Uki Sporting Horse Association's annual State Of Origin campdraft has helped bring groups together for a worthy cause.

The campdraft, held in August each year, raises money for worthy causes and the beneficiaries this year were the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, St Jon's Ambulance and - for the first time - the Tweed Valley branch of Riding For Disabled (RDA).

The RDA operation, based at Stokers Siding, caters for both children and adults with disabilities who were helped by volunteers to enjoy the experience of riding horses.

“It's a service run purely by volunteers and provides such a great opportunity for disabled people to interact with horses, it seemed a good choice for us,” Uki campdraft spokesperson Dot Walsh said.

Anyone interested in the RDA can contact Sylvia Dorsett on (02) 66 723 968 for further information.

The 2009 State Of Origin campdraft will be held at Uki on August 1 and 2.



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