Riding for the Disabled Murray Bridge receives hay donation

A generous donation will help keep Murray Bridge children with disabilities smiling through the winter.

On January 30, Peake farmer John Farley delivered two 600-kilogram bales of hay to Riding for the Disabled Murray Bridge - a gift worth hundreds of dollars.

The organisation had contacted state MP Adrian Pederick, asking for help as it struggled to meet the cost of feeding its 13 horses, considering the high price of feed in light of the ongoing drought.

Mr Pederick rang Mr Farley, a hay producer for the domestic and export markets who said he would be happy to help out.

The two bales should keep the horses fed for more than two months.

When he delivered the hay a fortnight ago, Mr Farley said his property, Broadlands, had had 25 millimetres of rain during the week and that a little moisture was finally soaking into the ground, enabling him to get some seeding done.

As well as offering therapy and recreation to people with disabilities, Riding for the Disabled opens its gates to all comers on Saturday mornings, offering short rides from 10am as a fundraiser.

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