OBE awarded to Warwick charity boss for services to the disabled - The Leamington Observer

OBE awarded to Warwick charity boss for services to the disabled

Leamington Editorial 24th Jun, 2024   0

A CHARITY boss who was key to setting up a national training centre for disabled horse riders near Warwick has been awarded an OBE.

Ed Bracher was awarded the OBE in the King’s Birthday Honour List for services to disabled people.

Ed spent 17 years at Riding for the Disabled Association as chief executive.

During that time the organisation grew significantly, expanded into several new activities and Ed spearheaded the creation of a flagship National Training Centre near Warwick.

Ed also led the development of several initiatives to ensure that equestrian activity was more accessible to disabled people, including the development of a recognition scheme for commercial riding centres that are committed to accessibility and the development of a quality assurance scheme for equine assisted activities and therapy.

He is now chief executive at Dogs for Good.

Ed said:“It’s obviously a great honour to be recognised in this way through both the nomination and selection process. I feel strongly that it is a shared honour however, and that I am receiving it on behalf of the large community of talented and inspirational people – both my staff colleagues and the incredible volunteers I’ve been lucky enough to work alongside over the years.”

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