Presentations and Father Christmas at the Group’s Christmas Party

12 December 2017
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With a food laden table and mulled wine and juice, riders and their families, volunteers past and present, sponsors and supporters gathered in a packed community centre for the Group’s Christmas party and to celebrate its 2017 achievements. We were joined by Chief Executive, Ed Bracher, who had come to present some of the many […]

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Riders join in with the BIG RIDE RDA UK

19 October 2017
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Riders, Sophie, Jo and Max and their teams of helpers joined Sam Orde, RDA UK Chair, on her last BIG RIDE on Tuesday 17th October.  What a special treat! Special thanks to Sam who has raised nearly £40,000 towards the development of the new RDA Lowlands Training Centre.  Here is Sam’s lovely narrative of the day: […]

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Stratford RDA Staycation

11 September 2017
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Hacking round the furthest reaches of the farm, grooming and tacking up their ponies, practising riding skills in the arena and eating cake were just some of the activities enjoyed by Jo P, Jules and Anna this weekend at Home Farm. Jules was excited to be reunited with Alfie; Jo made excellent progress on Marco […]

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Chernobyl’s Children enjoy another lovely morning with the Group

20 August 2017
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The Group welcomed back the Chernobyl’s Children charity on Wednesday 16th August for a fourth year. 12 teenagers aged between 13 and 15, all having problems from various cancers due to the nuclear fallout 30+ years ago, arrived at Lowlands stables at 11 with their own doctor and translators, where horses and our team of […]

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Calling all horse riders!

16 August 2017
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The Banbury Lions are holding their 39th Annual Charity Horse Ride and they have kindly nominated our Group again to receive some of the profits.  So if you own a horse, click here to download more information and entry form, RIDE WITH THE LIONS at Broughton Castle on Sunday 3rd September 2017.  Its a fabulous […]

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Riders have a ball at the RDA National Championships

18 July 2017
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Once again the well-oiled machine that is Team Stratford swung into action.  Three dazzling ponies arrived at Hartpury on Friday evening to be met by our hard-working volunteers, who were assisting with running the event as well as looking after our ponies. On Saturday Jules was first to go. Kiera was on a mission – I […]

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Fun had at Luddington Village Fete

15 June 2017
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We would like to thank the committee of the Luddington Village Fund who invited us to attend their Fete last Sunday.  It was a tad windy but we enjoyed coming with our ponies, Keira and Marco, and riders Jules and Jo, to give a demonstration of us in action.  It was lovely to speak with […]

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Riders had an amazing day at the Regional Qualifiers

25 May 2017
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West Mercia Regional Qualifier 2017 – Tuesday 23rd July Despite arriving a little behind schedule, the ponies were soon tacked up and ready to go for our first ride of the day at a sunny Stourport Riding Centre. All our practising in the Countryside Challenge paid off, as our riders showed off their skills and […]

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The practising is nearly over!

17 May 2017
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Nine riders are off to Stourport Riding Centre on Tuesday 23rd May to enter in the RDA West Mercia Regional Qualifiers.  They have been practicing their skills in Dressage, Countryside Challenge and Showjumping and learning stable management ready for the Horsecare and Knowledge competition.  Art work has been prepared for the Arts and Crafts and […]

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Max reaching new heights!

16 May 2017
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Max re-united with Kiera, during a recent training and promotional filming weekend……Training for what you may wonder?? In Spring next year, Max and his friends are undertaking an intrepid adventure – trekking to Everest base camp! Max will be riding a Nepalese horse on the 14 day trek to base camp, accompanied on foot by Livi, Giles […]

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