Congratulations Isabella

9 September 2021
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Huge congratulations to Isabella who, at the British Dressage Para Championships held at the Solihull Riding School last Saturday, came 1st in the Grade 4 bronze which qualifies her for the Winter championships. On the Sunday she received more rosettes in the Summer Champs by coming 3rd in the Bronze and 4th in the Silver. […]

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Congratulations Archie

4 February 2021
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Congratulations to Archie who has successfully completed his ASDAN Towards Independence award in Animal Care. As well as riding skills, Archie has learnt about horse care, including grooming his pony, cleaning the stable, what ponies eat & parts of the tack.  A huge achievement – well done!

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A round up of the last months

17 January 2021
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Last March 2020, we had to suspend all activities due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We did not know when we would be able to reopen and it was a challenging time for us. We were fortunate that we had plenty of outside space, a kind farmer and a dedicated cohort of volunteers who enabled us […]

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Happy New Year to everyone!

31 December 2020
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Our final session of a challenging year, finished on a high note, in the winter sunshine. Happy New Year everyone!

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Enjoying every minute!

9 December 2020
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With lockdown#2 out of the way,  we’re back doing what we do best………. whether it’s riding or horse care activities, our ponies helpers & riders are enjoying every minute!  “… so grateful we have RDA and all of you in our lives. I can’t believe how much she knows, understands and her speech even when […]

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Last session before lockdown!

4 November 2020
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Making the most of our last session before the new lockdown.  Kathryn visited Diesel, who was particularly affectionate and enjoyed his cuddles!  Steve & Maria were trained in mounting and dismounting, in preparation for assisting Anna, and having Charlotte back in the saddle gave us all a real lift!   Fingers crossed it won’t be […]

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Another big step forward for the Group

30 October 2020
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Following recent changes in RDA UK guidelines we are able to welcome some of our riders back into the saddle, supported by their household members. A great start and we look forward to gradually extending our riding over the coming weeks. 

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Lots of fun while learning for our riders

27 October 2020
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As autumn approaches our activities have moved indoors, where our participants  continue to learn new skills & all aspects of horse care;  all the time developing a deeper partnership with their ponies, and having fun too!

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Great achievement Archie!

27 October 2020
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Well done Archie, on learning how to look after Marco & achieving Grade 1 Horse Care.  Keep up the good work!

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Go Anna!

20 October 2020
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After completing her very successful wheelchair push, Anna visited the stables yesterday to present us with a cheque for an amazing £1460. Anna trained for many weeks to have the strength to complete the one mile course and said that not only did she raise money for us to help keep our horses healthy, but […]

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