Presentations and Father Christmas at the Group’s Christmas Party

12 December 2017
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With a food laden table and mulled wine and juice, riders and their families, volunteers past and present, sponsors and supporters gathered in a packed community centre for the Group’s Christmas party and to celebrate its 2017 achievements. We were joined by Chief Executive, Ed Bracher, who had come to present some of the many […]

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Toby gains Young Equestrian Leaders Award

17 September 2017
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Congratulations to young volunteer, Toby Cripps, who has just been awarded the Bronze level Young Equestrian Leader Award (YELA). Toby has helped to fundraise for the Group, spent 3 days at the RDA National Championships assisting in the stables and with the vet, as well as helping at our County Fun Day and at our sessions.  […]

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Long held ambition for Fi

1 July 2017
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Fi achieved a long held ambition to enjoy a hack around the fields on Alfie, an experience described in her own words, “when I go on a hack, I love the outdoors, nature and the wind across my face, I enjoy the independence horse riding brings me”. Karen, her Coach, then received these lovely words from […]

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Kate gains Bronze Award

11 May 2017
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Congratulations to our young volunteer Kate, who recently gained her bronze Young Equestrian Leader Award (YELA).  Kate is a regular helper on Thursday afternoons.  Despite working all day on a busy racing yard, she still has the energy to keep up when leading Alfie or Badger, as well as helping with tacking up.  Katie is […]

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Beryl is walking for our ponies!

26 April 2017
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Can you help her feet pay for our ponies feet?  The cost of vets, farrier, stabling & feed for our ponies is something that is increasing year on year.  The farrier’s cost alone is £1,000 p.a.  Our volunteer, Beryl, has decided that she will do a sponsored walk along part of the Shakespeare Way with a […]

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We wish you all health & happiness in 2017

4 January 2017
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As riding started back for the New Year, ‘Team Stratford’ thought we would share the following comment received from one of our young rider’s mum, which we hope makes you feel as proud as we do and reinforces why we all take part. “I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a […]

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Sausages, Sandwiches, Smiles and Father Christmas

20 December 2016
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Over 100 members and friends of our Group gathered in the local community centre to celebrate success and to say a HUGE THANK YOU to their many sponsors, helpers and colleagues. Over a beautifully prepared and lovingly served buffet DONNA JENKINS the Group Chairman, conducted a brilliantly delivered and very cheerful awards ceremony. On hand […]

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What a lovely way to spend a summer’s day!

19 August 2016
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Our Group Coach, Karen and her husband Keith, kindly opened their home again for our annual lunch. Our adult riders, their parents and support workers, joined our volunteers on Thursday 18th August to enjoy a barbeque in glorious weather surrounded by fields.  We were joined by Jenny on her horse Tilly, who created the highlight […]

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HRH the Princess Royal visits RDA

7 August 2016
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The President of the RDA, HRH the Princess Royal, paid a visit to Lowlands Farm RDA, Shrewley, on 13th July to officially open ‘Charley’s House’ the home of Charley the mechanical horse.  Whilst there she was treated to demonstrations by special needs riders from the four RDA groups that ride at Lowlands on not just live […]

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‘Team Stratford – you’re awesome’

1 June 2016
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Today starts the beginning of the National Volunteers’ Week and here at Stratford RDA we would like to celebrate all our amazing volunteers who keep our riders riding, so that they can enjoy the benefits and experiences that horse riding has to offer.  To those that turn up week after week whatever the weather who […]

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