Participant Information and Expression of Interest
Who can participate at Pegasus?
Pegasus provides horse-facilitated activities for people with disability.
Participants with disability can access our programs in one of two ways:
- A number of local Canberra schools access our programs on a weekly basis. Children attending these schools are offered lessons as part of their school program and attend Pegasus during school time.
- We also offer a limited number of places to participants with disabilities who attend classes either with their parents or carers. These may be individual or group sessions depending on the needs and abilities of the participant. We currently have a waiting list and limited opportunities as our programs are based on long term involvement (we recommend a minimum commitment of one year).
- All participants with disability wanting to access Pegasus lessons need to undergo an initial assessment, which is conducted by our nationally accredited coaches. This assessment allows us to determine the abilities of the participants and any special needs that they may have. We can then determine an appropriate pony for them to ride and allocate them to an appropriate class as placements become available. The assessment usually takes between 30 minutes to one hour.
Interested participants should complete an Expression of Interest Form so that they can be placed on our waiting list. When a vacancy arises, one of our coaches will contact you to arrange a time for an assessment.
How much does it cost?
The 2023 Fee Schedule is available here. If you have any questions about whether your NDIS plan covers Pegasus programs, please contact Pegasus on (02) 6254 9190. All participants are required to pay the annual rider registration fee (Jan-Dec) of $100 which registers them with our national body – Riding for the Disabled Association of Australia – and provides them with personal accident cover.
How are classes structured?
All sessions and activities are taught and supervised by our nationally accredited coaches. Some are staff coaches and some are volunteers, but all have undergone extensive training and been assessed by the national Riding for the Disabled Association as qualified coaches.
Cancellation Policy update
We acknowledge that the past 24 months has proven difficult for our clients with a number of activities paused, including Pegasus.
As we navigate the way forward for 2022 and beyond, we would like to clarify our cancellation policy, so we can ensure that our organisation can remain viable and accessible to all clients. While we rely heavily on volunteers in our classes, Pegasus’ ponies and farm are supported by our programs.
For clarification, Pegasus cancellation policy requires a minimum of 24 hours notification if the Pegasus participant cannot make a session. This includes:
- late notification
- no shows
Please note this does present a slight change to Pegasus’ pre-existing cancellation policy, which is not viable in the wake of the current pandemic and the impact across our service delivery. This policy is in line with the NDIS cancellation policy, with the exception that we do not require 7 clear days’ notice of cancellation.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the main office on 02 6245 9190 or firstname.lastname@example.org