It’s been a busy week behind the scenes!

29 May 2024
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The ponies received veterinary check-ups, annual vaccinations & routine dental treatments, carried out by Carys, Avonvale Vet Practise. Huge thanks to our farrier, Carl, who skilfully remedied Allie’s split hoof, sustained in the field. We’re grateful to the team of professionals who support our ponies & help keep them in best possible condition for our riders. 

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Coco a favourite!

28 April 2024
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Coco is becoming an established member of our equine team and is a favourite among our riders, including Peter & Louis. 

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Pampered Ponies

19 March 2024
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As well as treating our ponies to regular physio sessions, Veterinary Physiotherapist Hannah Daniels also recently demonstrated ridden and in-hand exercises we can do, to maintain our ponies strength and suppleness between treatments.  As well as maintaining physical well-being, these activities offer the ponies additional enrichment, & contributes to keeping them temperamentally suitable for our […]

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Our ponies say ‘Thank you’

12 February 2024
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It’s been a busy few days behind the scenes at the stables, ensuring our ponies are kept in the best possible condition for our riders. It’s often a difficult time of year as the ponies sense Spring is on the way, although wet weather & poor ground conditions, can mean restricted turnout. Fortunately our ponies are […]

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‘Team Stratford’ did us proud!

14 November 2023
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A small group of our volunteers, coaches and riders, Heather and Arthur, took our horses Diesel and Alfie to RDA UK headquarters to give a demonstration of the discipline of Endurance at the RDA UK Coaching Conference. Heather and Arthur rode so well and Diesel and Alfie and riders were not fazed by the huge […]

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It’s been an exciting couple of weeks!

22 June 2022
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We’ve welcomed our first new  rider to the Group since pre-Covid and seen our riders progress onto new ponies and gain certificates for their riding skills. The other good news is, after extensive rehabilitation, Kiera is back in action and sharing the workload with the other ponies. Huge thanks to Hannah, who devised Kiera’s rehab […]

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Fit and healthy ponies a must!

8 June 2022
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An array of professionals are involved in keeping our ponies fit and healthy, to do our activities.  We’re very grateful to farrier Carl Wain, Master Saddler Laura Dempsey and Avonvale Equine, for the care and attention they give our ponies.  Open wide………. Marco having routine dental treatment! 

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Happy Riders, Happy Ponies & Happy Helpers

11 May 2022
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We’re making the most of the lovely weather, riding round the fields, woods & tracks and  enjoying treasure hunts.  Louis & Harry have both progressed to confidently riding Alfie.   Alfie & Diesel visiting the RDA National Training Centre 

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Three cheers for Diesel!

12 December 2021
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All our ponies are very hard-working but this week special mention goes to Diesel.   He’s been putting in extra shifts, while Keira is having some time off work, & he’s gained several new fans! 

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Indoor play!

29 January 2021
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Here’s some pictures of the ponies having fun in the indoor school!  They’ve not been able to go into the fields, due to the recent snow & wet weather, so they particularly enjoy the chance to roll in the sandy arena, after their exercise. 

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