50th Anniversary Gala Ball enjoyed by all!

5 October 2018
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Our Gala Ball continued our 50th Anniversary celebrations with a dazzling array of friends coming together at the Crowne Plaza, Stratford.  How different our volunteers and riders looked all spruced up in suits and gowns.  Angus, the magician, shocked us with his ‘light’ fingers, Master of Ceremonies, Reuben, kept us on our toes with games and Max […]

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Amazing result for Isabella

9 September 2018
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Isabella and her pony, Cookies and Cream, went to Addington Manor last Thursday to the final of the RDA Showing Championship at the BSHA Hunter Championship Show. They were so shocked, but obviously absolutely delighted, to be awarded 2nd!!! A lot of hard work will have gone into preparing Cookie and of course Isabella for this event, […]

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50th Anniversary Gala Ball

3 August 2018
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Over the past 50 years, our team of fabulous volunteers and amazing horses and ponies have worked tirelessly to provide therapy, achievement and endless fun to many many adults and children with disabilities. As a celebration of all that we have achieved during that time and all that is still to come, we would be […]

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‘Team Stratford’ have an amazing time at the RDA National Championships

21 July 2018
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Once again the well-oiled machine that is ‘Team Stratford’ swung into action, as three dazzling ponies arrived at Hartpury College on Friday evening to take part in the RDA National Championships.  They were met by our hard-working volunteers, who were assisting with running the event, as well as looking after our ponies. It was already warming up […]

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A ‘fun day’ for our 50th Anniversary

1 July 2018
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A happy afternoon! On a lovely Thursday afternoon, fifteen of our riders, along with their parents, carers & families, came along to Home Farm to join in activities & celebrate the Group’s 50th anniversary. Riders completed our version of the Countryside Challenge in the outdoor arena. They also took part in gymkhana games – Billy […]

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What a day!

22 May 2018
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Wow, in blistering heat, Charlotte, Jules, Isabella, Lewis, Sasha and Sophie smashed it!  All six qualified for the RDA National Championships in July in either Dressage, Countryside Challenge or Showjumping.  Amazing results! Well done all of you. With thanks to West Mercia RDA Regional Qualifier organisers for hosting a brilliant day at Stourport Riding Centre and […]

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Thank you Isabella

2 April 2018
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Isabella baked loads of cakes and biscuits and held an Easter cake stall at Talland, where she stables Cookie her pony.  She made a whopping £105.80 which she has donated to our Group.  Thank you so much Isabella you must have been baking for days.  They looked scrummy!

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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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