Warminster riding club gets boost from local developer

19 October 2023

Warminster Saddle Club recently secured a £500 donation from the builders behind the nearby Jubilee Gardens development.

The funding came through Persimmon Homes’ Employee Charity Panel scheme where the company’s workers nominate organisations close to their heart for a financial boost.

The money will be put towards sponsoring a show jumping competition in a few weeks’ time. This will enable the entry fees from the event to contribute to buying a new horse for the riding school.

The self-financing club was founded in the 1970s and is managed by a committee of military members and the civilian management team. Its primary purpose is to promote the efficiency of the armed forces by the provision of equestrian courses, events and facilities to service personnel and their immediate families, as well as promote relations with the wider community.

The Club continues to deliver group and private lessons for all ages and abilities, and is proud to enable the Riding for the Disabled Association charity to deliver its activities by using the Club’s facilities.

Commenting, Annalisa Wilson – Group Head of Social and Community at Persimmon – and Chloe Miles, acting Yard Manager at Warminster Saddle Club, said: 

“I am delighted to have secured this donation from Persimmon and I know people across the club are incredibly grateful for their support.” 

“We are very proud of the work the club does in providing opportunities to engage in such a wonderful activity that develops skill, discipline and teamwork.” 

“That’s why we are hoping to expand our offering by raising funds to contribute towards buying a new horse through a jumping competition that will bring the Warminster community together for a great fundraising event.”

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