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Paralympian special guest drops in at South Staffordshire stables

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: June 01, 2014

By Kerry Ashdown

Ryan Cockbill with Jayne Goodwin, Ashley Wooton, Jade Millington and Stacey Sayers

Ryan Cockbill with Jayne Goodwin, Ashley Wooton, Jade Millington and Stacey Sayers

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A SOUTH Staffordshire stable which offers learning opportunities for people with special needs has received an endorsement from a Paralympian.

Upper Hattons Stables, near Coven, caters for both horse owners and non-owners, with facilities including livery stables, riding lessons and "own a pony" and horse experience days.

Director Jayne Goodwin also helps people with learning disabilities and those with mental health or behavioural issues boost their confidence and learn life skills by working with the horses.

This month Jayne and colleagues Stacey Sayers, Ashley Wooton and Jade Millington were delighted to welcome Paralympic shooter Ryan Cockbill to the stables to check out what they had to offer for visitors of all abilities.

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Jayne said: "Ryan got to hear about us through word of mouth. He said it was great to see someone doing so much for young people in the area and we all had a wonderful time."

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