AS an all-inclusive club, the Northern Lights NI Riding Club go to great lengths to organise activities out of the saddle and for the non-riders, so they thought they would try something different.
On October 17 they visited The Irish Equine Fitness and Rehabilitation Centre in Ballinderry just outside Lisburn. Michelle (proprietor) welcomed them in the reception area and introduced her team of Karen Ferris and Amy Roberts. Michelle talked through how the Centre came about and explaining the treatments on offer and talking through the state of the art equipment.
It was hard to believe that members had not heard of the Irish Equine Fitness & Rehabilitation Centre, with such amazing facilities and priced for average wages too. It was great to see the treatments being administered which included the salt room, the equine salt water spa, treadmill, heat lamps, dog hydrotherapy and the newly added cryogenics therapy.
Check it out at www.ierfc.com
A spokesman for the Northern Lights club explained, “It was quite strange because I chatted about our trip to a friend and the first thing she mentioned was her horse has an allergy that vets hadn’t got to the root cause. I suggested contacting Michelle – my friend’s first thought was that the Centre was only for rehabilitation of injured horses only. Definitely not, Fitness and Rehab, it’s all in the name.
“Michelle and her team could not have done anything more for us, they welcomed our questions and took the time to show and explain the treatments and machines, finishing our tour off with light refreshments and friendly banter.”
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