KIND-HEARTED people are needed to help disabled people go horse-riding.

The Huddersfield Riding For The Disabled group runs sessions from spring through to autumn, giving riding lessons to about 50 disabled people, including many children.

Some need people to walk alongside them or to lead the horse - and that's where the volunteers can help.

An information evening is being held next Monday, when volunteers can find out more. It will be at 6.30pm at the Low Fold Equestrian Centre on Pond Lane, Lepton.

The group moved there last summer after yobs forced its previous home at Longley Riding School to close after constantly attacking the stables.

One of the organisers, Elaine Smith, said: "The evening will be for anyone wishing to help this season.

"It will introduce the group's organisational team, the riding school and its staff, the existing volunteers and the horses and ponies.

"No particular experience of horses or the disabled is needed, just willingness, a pair of wellies and a smile!"

The group is run by volunteers and relies on fundraising.

Elaine added: "We would particularly welcome anyone wishing to take part in the Examiner Charity Challenge in Meltham on Sunday, May 22, to consider taking part for the benefit of Huddersfield RDA."

The organisation's main fundraising event is a horse show, which will be held at Hopton Horse Centre off Highgate Lane, Kirkheaton, on July 10.

Anyone wanting more information about Riding For The Disabled should phone Pat Conroy on 01484 687499 or email