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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Christmas party and cheers to our 2021 riders

20 December 2021
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For those who were unable to attend awards have been presented at our Christmas themed sessions. Congratulations to all our award winners and Happy Christmas everyone.

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Long service awards for two special people

6 August 2021

On a lovely afternoon, Ed Bracher, RDA UK CEO, visited the stables to present special awards to two of our exceptional volunteers. Isobel Ollis received a RDA Pearl award for 30 years of service for her time helping, not just our Group, but also being part of the team organising the Regional Qualifiers and County […]

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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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Early Autumn ride!

4 October 2020
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Our volunteers and ponies enjoying a hack over the stubble fields

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Eggscellent!

8 September 2020
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Big thankyou to our helper Christine, who has raised over £100, selling her free-range eggs.

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Sun & Sunflowers at the stables

2 August 2020
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Another busy week at the stables as we develop our activities.  As well as meeting the ponies, we now have an activity table, where our participants can find out more about the care and management of their ponies. Our volunteers have also been busy, keeping our ponies fit and exercised.  Helpers and ponies have all […]

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Another busy day at the stables

15 July 2020
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Heather was delighted to be reunited with Diesel. “Thank you to everyone who made Heather’s visit possible yesterday.  Diesel’s condition is a credit to the RDA team looking after him – he looks splendid. Well done girls. Thank you Heather & Hilary 👍” As well as welcoming back riders, we were busy introducing our ponies to “long reining”. […]

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Another happy afternoon!

4 July 2020
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Another happy afternoon with Fi & Reuben enjoying their time with Alfie & Kiera –  and we even missed the showers- well mostly! The pictures below speak for themselves. Once again our volunteers showed adaptability and innovation, as we made some changes to enhance our riders experience; offering tack cleaning & changing the location slightly. […]

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