Emma, a wheelchair user, was well acquainted with the benefits of RDA having been a rider for years with West Lothian RDA.
Latterly Emma found it difficult to get on a horse and feared her RDA riding was over. It was then suggested that she try carriage driving with RDA.
Emma started the process of learning to drive and became a member of the Forth Driving Group when it opened in 2015. Emma has never looked back since she started driving and has confessed to having caught the carriage driving bug ‘really badly’.
Emma drives weekly, April to October, weather permitting. She supports her group by seeking donations and fund-raising. She has be known to ask for her birthday that family and friend donate money to buy equipment essential to driving activities.
Emma enjoys all the social activities arranged within the group. She has been on several driving holidays, enjoys meeting new friends and is always ready to join in the fun and games!
In Emma's own words
"Driving has given me back my independence"
In 2017, Emma had her first chance to compete and rose to the challenge. The experience really boosted her confidence and in 2018 Emma qualified to compete at the National Championships successfully achieving 3rd place.
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