‘Team Stratford’ have an amazing time at the RDA National Championships

21 July 2018
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Once again the well-oiled machine that is ‘Team Stratford’ swung into action, as three dazzling ponies arrived at Hartpury College on Friday evening to take part in the RDA National Championships.  They were met by our hard-working volunteers, who were assisting with running the event, as well as looking after our ponies. It was already warming up […]

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A ‘fun day’ for our 50th Anniversary

1 July 2018
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A happy afternoon! On a lovely Thursday afternoon, fifteen of our riders, along with their parents, carers & families, came along to Home Farm to join in activities & celebrate the Group’s 50th anniversary. Riders completed our version of the Countryside Challenge in the outdoor arena. They also took part in gymkhana games – Billy […]

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How proud are we?

9 April 2018
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Congratulations to Max Stainton, who started riding with us when he was 5, who has just achieved an awesome challenge.  Here’s his latest blog – “With snowflakes in our eyelashes, we made it to Everest Base Camp!!! The team are now recovering in Gorak Shep as it was an extremely tough trek. A world first […]

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Young Volunteer of the Year award for Kate

6 January 2018
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Congratulations to Kate on receiving the Margaret Clemons Young Volunteer Award. A well- deserved recognition of her enthusiastic, can-do approach on Thursday afternoons. Our riders, particularly the younger ones, respond well to her friendly encouragement and support. Not least because she can run faster than most us!  Since joining us just over 12 months ago […]

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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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