Riding for the Disabled volunteers at Lowlands Farm on the edge of Shrewley are hoping Courier readers will vote for their latest fundraising idea.
Their brand new mechanical horse was delivered this week after a £50,000 appeal.
But to allow wheelchair users to be hoisted onto the horse’s back they need an extra £3,000 for a hydraulic lift.
Katie Rowlands, who was prominent in helping to mastermind the appeal, has managed to get the farm onto the shortlist of the Lloyds Bank Community Fund for Warwick.
She said: “We’ve bought this lovely state-of-the-art mechanical dressage horse so that disabled riders can gain confidence before sitting astride a real horse - and it will also be a huge help with training.
“We already have a long waiting list of injured servicemen, children and adults who are unable to ride our ponies and horses due to the nature of their disabilities. This mechanical animal can help they train for the Paralympics!”
Unfortunately, the farm does have some tough competition in the Warwick area with Myton Hospice, the Tiffin Club for looked after children and Molly Olly’s Wishes also in the running for the first two slots.
To find out more visit https://communityfund.lloydsbank.com/voting and follow the links. Voting closes at 11.59pm on November 1.
You can also ring 078600 16016 or speak to Katie at the farm on 01926 843403.