Liberal National Party Leader Deb Frecklington toured the McIntyre Centre yesterday to see how the joy of being with horses can inspire and support people with a disability.
“I’ve seen students here growing in confidence and pride as they interact with these gorgeous horses,” Ms Frecklington said.
“Students like Leon Poole from Pullenvale State School are just blossoming thanks to the horse riding programs here at the McIntyre Centre.
“It’s centres like these we need to encourage and support because what they do for people with disabilities is absolutely priceless.
“The McIntyre Centre has more than 250 participants on the books and a waiting list of more than 100, so we need to rally behind them to ensure they can prosper.”
Ms Frecklington was joined by Moggill LNP MP, Dr Christian Rowan, Help Enterprises representatives Kerry Browne and Denver Fresser, and McIntyre Centre manager Judith Spry.
“The McIntyre Centre has been running for more than 50 years and it’s well supported by the community here in Moggill,” Dr Rowan said.
“The programs improve the overall social and health outcomes of children and adults with a disability.
“With projects to deliver a new café, first aid room and upgrades to paddocks in the pipeline, the McIntyre Centre is positioning itself to thrive over the next 50 years.
“I’m proud to have such a wonderful organisation in my electorate that delivers great social and developmental outcomes, all while having a bit of fun as well.”