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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Well done Archie

3 September 2018
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Archie is delighted to receive an Endeavour award and rosette for achieving his first few strides of rising trot on Kiera. Very well done Archie.    

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Lift arrives for new classroom

1 September 2018
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The next stage of our Classroom project has begun with the arrival of the hydraulic platform that will form the access for those with reduced mobility.  With the carpenters arriving next week to build gates, fences and decking we are soon to be fully operational.  Whoopee!!  Thank you Wesleyan Foundation for the grant to enable […]

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Jumping skills for our two ladies!

24 August 2018
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Fi and Anna demonstrated their skill riding round a course of poles, showing a light seat position, to achieve their Showjumping Level 1 certificate. Riding Alfie and Kiera respectively, both completed the course off the lead rein – good work!

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Chernobyl’s Children join us for a mornings fun!

13 August 2018
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The Group welcomed back the Chernobyl’s Children charity on Wednesday 8th August for a fifth year. 12 teenagers, all having problems from various cancers due to the nuclear fallout 30+ years ago, arrived at the Stable Yard with their own doctor and translators, where horses and our team of volunteers were ready to take them […]

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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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Our new classroom has arrived! Whoopee!!!!

31 July 2018
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Great excitement at the yard today as our new classroom and store finally came up the drive and was craned over into its new position.  After a few heart stopping moments, we were handed the keys and spent the afternoon moving our equipment into its new home. We would like to thank Justin, the siting man, […]

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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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Well done Anna

10 July 2018
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Congratulations to Anna who was presented with a lovely rosette for the poem she wrote called ‘Keira’ for the RDA UK Writing competition.  Here is her lovely meaningful entry She rides on my back, joy in her heart. I move to her slightest touch, willingly Feeling her weight guiding me, massaging me. We are connected: […]

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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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