Pony Access provides SAFE all terrain access for people with disabilities, and provides access to ponies for all the people who don’t normally get to play with ponies.
I never thought I would open the Pony Access website with quotes from David Cameron, the Prime Minister, Esther Mcvey, our Minister for Disabled People and the Department of Work and Pensions, but Pony Access provides exactly the services that they all want.
make sure our beaches are more disabled-friendly.
David Cameron. PM
Here are the first three paragraphs of David Cameron’s speech, at the Disability Employment Conference on July 18th 2013.
“Esther, thank you for that introduction. You’ve proved something that I’ve always thought to be true, which is you can take the person out of TV presentation, but you can’t take the TV presenter out of the person. You bring an enormous passion and energy to the job of being our Disability Minister, and I think you can be really proud of the work that you’re doing, and you’re doing a great job in government, and thank you. And I’m very passionate about this issue too. Give her a round of applause.
I have a passion for this issue too. When you’ve had the privilege – and it is a privilege – of bringing up a profoundly disabled child, it is a complete eye opener. You suddenly realise that there aren’t just one set of places, or one set of offices, or one set of businesses, or one set of restaurants. You suddenly realise there are two different sets. There are those that are disabled-friendly, that are accessible, that are helpful; and those that aren’t accessible, that aren’t helpful, that aren’t friendly. And what this all about really, is greater equality in our country, making sure that all places, all businesses are more friendly, accessible and open to disabled people.
I was saying to Esther, I think one of her challenges for the summer – and I used to find this bringing up a disabled child – is to make sure our beaches are more disabled-friendly. And I think that would be a very good task for the summer.But today we’re talking about something different, which is about business.”
Esther McVey said on the 20th August 2013 Open up seaside resorts to become more inclusive and woo the purple pound.
The Department of Work and Pensions state, The Minister for Disabled People is writing to local authorities to ask them to ensure that tourist hotspots including beaches and the countryside are accessible to all of the population.
Pony Access provides beach access for everyone. We don’t just help those with limited mobility who can use the Trampers supplied by Countryside Mobility Pony Access work with any manual wheelchair or electric wheelchair. People who can’t transfer to another vehicle, or who can’t operate the Tramper controls, can still go anywhere with Pony Access.
Jim has a broken neck and is paralysed from the neck down, relies on his powered chair for mobility and Pony Access can take him anywhere, in his chair.
Pony Access can work on the beach, in soft sand, on sand dunes, shingle, mud and deep water. Salt and sand make no difference to the powerplant, sand can’t get into the works, and no part of the pony ever rusts. The iBex is galvanised and thrives on extreme conditions.
The iBex doesn’t just go across beaches, it goes anywhere, carrying a wheelchair. To the top of Rowtor on Dartmoor, through Haldon Forest, Butterdown Woods, from Belstone to Okehampton Camp, on the Southwest Coastal Path from Budleigh Salterton to Brandy Head. To see videos of these locations and many more go to https://ponyaccess.com/wheelchair-access/
David Cameron, Esther McVey and the Government want for access to all these areas, for all people, whatever the level of disability. Pony Access provides the service.
I didn’t create Pony Access
to please David Cameron, or Esther McVey, or the Department of Work and Pensions. I did it because people like to get to the beach, all people, regardless of ability. The grin says it all.
To contact Pony Access call Simon Mulholland on 07510 736518
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out how we do all this safely, go to Safety/Freedom
To find out where we can do it, look at Wheelchair Access
To see all the other things we can do, go to What we do