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Northern Lights club invites ‘The Yorkshire Horseman’ to RDA Coleraine

WHAT an evening was had by the Northern Lights NI Riding Club recently! Being able to share this experience with everyone has been the highlight of this year for the club. As a newly affiliated club to the BHS, the Northern Lights NI Riding Club are learning ‘on the hoof’ and, having Cooper Wilson accept their invitation to come and give a talk at RDA, Causeway Coast and Glens, Coleraine was a real privilege.

So, who is this Cooper Wilson guy? Coming to Ireland to talk about horses! Read on and get a feeling for what he’s about…

Cooper is an experienced horseman, Reiki Master and Animal Communicator, with a wealth of experience valued by many animal owners across the UK and Ireland. His work enables him to connect with each individual animal with regard to behavioural matters, diet and problems with physical movement. His communicating gift is not restricted to horses and he has helped with various animals’ problems throughout his career.

Over 50 years (yes, half a century), Cooper has been a horseman, working with vets and farriers, helping horses over the years from Shires to miniature Shetlands; his work has taken him to America, New Zealand, mainland Europe as well as the UK and Ireland. Cooper’s work has been featured on television, giving him the opportunity to talk about his qualifications as a Reiki Master, Physio and having gained an NVQ in Horse Care and Management. Cooper, however, is a firm believer that his lifetime of experience far out-weighs any qualifications. Cooper Wilson – The Yorkshire Horseman can be contacted on Facebook for enquiries and appointments.

To finish off, a massive thanks to all that supported the evening, some having travelled from as far as Donegal.

Everyone’s support will make a difference to the care and well-being of the horses at the RDA Centre, which in turn helps to maintain a programme of rides aiming to meet the needs of the local community. It may not be widely known, but, the Riding for Disabled does not receive any Government funding and is solely dependent on fundraising to be able to offer the much-needed structured and therapeutic rides.

The Northern Lights NI Riding Club for lead rein to the more experienced rider; is currently holding fortnightly flat / grid work lessons at the Causeway Coast Arena on Friday evenings.

To find out more about the Northern Lights NI Riding Club, visit their Facebook page or contact Club Secretary Fiona Watt directly.

Bree Rutledge

If you would like to find out more about Horse Week, Bree Rutledge can be contacted by email: or or by telephone: +44 (0) 28 9033 4493.




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