IT's official. Kendall Riding for the Disabled has a permanent, new home.
After 21 happy years on a private property on Batar Creek Road, last July the RDA began the search for a new location when the property was put up for sale.
The appeal was put out to the community via the Camden Haven Courier for a suitable parcel of 20-25 acres of land.
Offers were received from generous locals. Then the Camden Haven Show Society laid out the welcome mat to the RDA, it's riders and volunteers.
Lengthy meetings and negotiations followed to ensure the i's were dotted and t's crossed.
"The Show Society committee have been of great assistance to RDA Kendall and we look forward to working with others at the Showground to forge friendships and good relations in the years to come, and we wish to thank all those who are coming forward with offers of assistance from local tradesmen and community members giving financial assistance and moral support," said RDA president Elizabeth Wallace.
"We wish to thank the owners of our current home who have supported us on their property and were founding members of the RDA. We wish them friendship, support and success in their future endeavours.
"Thank you to our secretary Kathy Broadbent for her staunch support and commitment to making this all happen together with the relocation committee and volunteers."
The RDA will complete their first term of riding on April 8. Volunteers, tradies and community members will then spend the holidays and a few weeks of term two relocating the stables, installing electrical and other services and building fences at the showground. Mrs Wallace hopes riding will be able to begin at the showground in May.
Further announcement will be made in the coming months, as to when the RDA can expect to invite members of the community out to see their new venue at the Showground.
More helpers are invited to join in making the big move a smooth one. The RDA is also seeking more horses. To help, contact Elizabeth Wallace on 6559 8774.