A HORSE has been donated to Haworth Riding for the Disabled (RDA) in memory of a popular former member.

David Appleby left a legacy in his will for his family to purchase Domino.

Now the horse has joined the rest of the team at the charity’s Vale Mill Lane stables.

David, who lived at Haworth, was a regular rider with the RDA.

He died in June last year, aged 73.

“David used to ride Chief every week and loved it,” said Jackie Butterfield, for the charity.

“He enjoyed the grooming side too.

“He’d been coming to us regularly for a few years and was very popular with everyone.

“When his family got in touch it was lovely to know that David had thought of us and it’s great to have a lasting tribute to him in the form of Domino.”

Haworth RDA has 95 regular riders every week, around a dozen horses and more than 40 volunteers – with a desperate need for more people to help out.

Provision includes group and private lessons, pony and after-school clubs, a luncheon club for adults and sessions during the school holidays.