Lucy and Erin all set for the Olympics

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Two expert horsewomen are set to compete at the Special Olympics in England later this summer.

Bishopbriggs girl Lucy Archer (18) and Erin Lee (17), from Robroyston, who both ride for Riding For The Disabled (RDA) Summerston, will take to the saddle as part of a six-strong team in the equestrian event in Gloucester next month.

Former Merkland School pupil Lucy, who has cerebral palsy, has been riding with RDA for 13 years and is currently studying for an SVQ in administration.

She told the Herald: “I’m really nervous, but also excited to be going to the Olympics. I’m looking forward to the experience.”

Erin, who has autism and has volunteered at Summerston since she was 14, added: “I’m really looking forward to being with the rest of the squad and training with them, but I am nervous about meeting and riding a horse I’ve never met before.”

As well as training hard for the event, the girls are also currently busy raising funds for their transport, accommodation and other costs associated with the trip.

They have already held a race night and have raised over £600 of their £2,000 target.

If you would like to help the girls on their way to the Special Olympics just log on at www.justgiving.com/soswequine.

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