Our riders have dressed up in their riding clothes for Joe Wicks exercise class

9 May 2020
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You may be aware that Joe Wicks is doing a PE class for families every weekday.  Louis and Ellis have done every one!   On Fridays there is a “fancy dress” theme where you are encouraged to dress in clothing other than exercise wear.  So the boys are dressed as RDA riders!  Louis still has his […]

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We’re asking for your help

6 May 2020
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We’re asking for your help. Your nomination really counts.  £1,000 could make a big difference to the work we do of providing therapy through horse riding. That’s why we’d be really grateful if you could nominate us in the Ecclesiastical Movement for Good awards. Your nomination could be the one that wins us £1,000. The […]

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Heather you’re a star!

6 May 2020
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What a lovely surprise.  Look what we had in the post! Heather has sent us this fabulous picture and a letter.  She has been so busy at home with her mum, Hilary.  The letter listed, baking, ironing, learning about money and counting and horse tack, letter writing, playing golf, boxing and bowling on the wifi […]

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We’re setting you a challenge!

23 April 2020
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Keep your mind and body healthy with a fundraising challenge from the comfort of your own home! No matter what you do; run 5km in your garden, 50 sit-ups in 5 mins, draw pictures for your neighbours, knit?  A little help from you will go a long way to help us keep our ponies in […]

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Stratford upon Avon RDA family says Jo!

9 April 2020
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“In my opinion Stratford -upon Avon RDA group should more correctly be titled “Stratford-upon-Avon RDA family”. To me it is an extended family, as it has provided me with caring support through difficult times, offered me new friendships with volunteers and other riders, fun, and therapy which assists in the management of my MS symptom. […]

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Archie wanted to share this!

9 April 2020
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Archie wanted me to tell you that riding ‘makes him feel good’. We’re so pleased Archie, as you coming riding and your smile makes us feel good too! Here’s what he wrote to Karen, our Coach, for the RDA UK Writing Competition Dear Karen I love horse riding. Even though it means I spend some […]

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Our Creative Riders

9 April 2020
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We asked our riders to get creative and let us see a drawing of their pony and a little about why they like riding.  Here are twins, Louis and Ellis’s pictures and a lovely story from Ellis

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Happy Days for our ponies

30 March 2020
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To brighten your Monday, here’s some pictures of our wonderful ponies enjoying their downtime in the sunshine.  We all miss them but it’s good to know they’re happy & content. Our thanks to Dan & his team for their care & attention.  Take care everyone,

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Fishcakes anyone?

24 February 2020
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We’ve been nominated as the Charity of the Year by The Kitchen pub and restaurant at Farnborough, nr Banbury.  How amazing?  For every one of their most bought dishes (fishcakes) they are going to donate £1 to our Group.  They have sold 104 fishcakes to date – can we make it 200? Please can you help […]

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A big THANK YOU to our special volunteers!

17 February 2020
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In these difficult weather conditions and with very restricted turnout, ensuring our ponies are physically fit and temperamentally suitable for our riders, is a priority & a challenge. At this time of year we are particularly  indebted to our committed volunteers, who turn up to exercise, both ridden and in hand, train, groom & care […]

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