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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Christmas break

18 November 2015

There will be no riding on Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd or Wednesday 23rd December so that our horses and volunteers can have a break for Christmas.  Normal riding sessions will resume on Monday 28th December.  Thank you.

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2015 Awards Ceremony & Christmas Party

1 November 2015
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Let’s party !   Who will win the Group Awards this year?  1000 rides to celebrate! 2015 Awards Ceremony & Christmas Party will take place on Wednesday 9th December from 3.45 – 5.45pm.  Click on link for full details.

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1000 ‘Thanks’ for 1000 rides

3 September 2015
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A momentous moment! The Group have just posted their Annual Return to RDA National and we have given 1000 rides this year to 39 riders. We could not have done this without our loyal volunteers, sponsors and supporters so a big thank you to everyone for helping us with this amazing achievement!  The pictures say […]

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