RDA is on Countryfile – Sunday 28th July

23 July 2019
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BBC Countryfile is honouring RDA in its 50th anniversary year with a programme dedicated to our work. The episode, which airs on Sunday 28 July, includes an interview by with RDA’s President, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, conducted by broadcasting legend and long-time Countryfile presenter John Craven. The interview was filmed on the opening […]

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Lovely moment!

20 July 2019
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Lovely to see Anna passing over to Fi the Jack Showjumping award that she jointly won at the 2018 Awards.  Fi will be proudly displaying this for the rest of the year. Congratulations again to these two lovely ladies.  

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‘Team Stratford’ were awesome at the RDA National Championships

19 July 2019
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‘Team Stratford’ you were awesome. Another amazing RDA National Championships!  This is such a huge event with over 500 riders, who had all had to qualify to enter, so to have 6 riders from our Group competing kept us busy.  Congratulations to all our riders and their teams of volunteers. A big hug to our ponies […]

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Last few days before our riders enter the RDA National Champs

7 July 2019
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Only a few days left for some of our Riders to practice for the RDA National Championships which is taking place from Friday 12th – Sunday 14th July at Hartpury College, nr Gloucester.  Directions here: https://www.hartpury.ac.uk/contact-and-directions/ Lewis, Sophie, Leah, Arthur and Kathryn are all competing on Saturday 13th in various classes of the Countryside Challenge       […]

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Stratford RDA enjoys Warwickshire County Funday 2019 at new RDA National Training Centre

2 July 2019
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As the skies emptied over Warwickshire, we quite expected Nigel to arrive in an ark to collect our ponies! At the venue Alfie, Diesel, Kiera and Marco were met by our team of very damp helpers (just getting from the car park to the indoor arena required a change of clothes!) and were soon tacked […]

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Thank you to our amazing team of volunteers!

4 June 2019
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This is National Volunteers Week and we would like to thank all of our wonderful volunteers who give so freely of their time to help our riders achieve and have fun.  Without you grooming, tacking up, exercising ponies, side walking, leading, coaching, setting up the equipment, poo picking, toilet cleaning and generally helping with what […]

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RDA Precious Moments

28 May 2019
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When you think that the amazing people at Stratford RDA can’t possibly give or do anymore, they do!  On Thursday the 23rd of May they made dreams come true! Our gorgeous son Leo rides with the group on Thursdays, but his ride this Thursday has etched a memory in our minds and hearts that will […]

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Lots of awards and recognition for our talented riders

25 May 2019
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Anna received a letter of commendation and rosette for her creative writing entry. Her poem received some lovely comments from the judge Alistair Stewart OBE. Along with Kathryn, Anna also came 3rd in the pairs dressage video competition. Another rosette! Kathryn’s rosette haul included a first in Countryside Challenge, qualifying for the championships, on her […]

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Great day at the RDA Regional Qualifiers

24 May 2019
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With our riders entered in all disciplines at the regional qualifiers – showjumping,  dressage and countryside challenge –  it was an early start from the stables for Diesel – his first outing with us, Kiera, Jessie and Marco. Arriving at Stourport Riding Centre, there were some tense moments as Diesel’s passport was checked then all the […]

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Riders gain Endeavour awards

15 May 2019
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Congratulations to Jess and Archie who received an Endeavour award, rosette and badge after they had changed to riding a new pony.  Jess did not bat an eyelid and enjoyed riding Keira and Archie really looked good riding Marco, even managing to ride off the lead rein.  We can see good partnerships in the making!

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