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The Charity CEO Behind The Friendliest Stables In London

Words by Joshua Doherty

Episode 1 of CEOs In Unlikely Places see's us visit Natalie O'Rourke at Park Lane Stables. 

The charity is run by Natalie O’Rourke, helped by a team of RDA, Pony Club and Natural Horsemanship coaches. 

In 2022 our fabulous volunteers were awarded a prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) Park Lane Stables is an award winning Riding For The Disabled Centre enabling disabled people to experience Horses. Being around horses enriches the lives of children and adults with disabilities or learning difficulties. 

"Whether on the autistic spectrum, visually impaired, or a full-time wheelchair user, we offer activities that can help improve confidence, skills and self-esteem, set within a supportive and friendly environment."

All sessions are run by qualified RDA, Pony Club, and natural horsemanship coaches most of whom are volunteers.

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