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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Stratford RDA Staycation

11 September 2017
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Hacking round the furthest reaches of the farm, grooming and tacking up their ponies, practising riding skills in the arena and eating cake were just some of the activities enjoyed by Jo P, Jules and Anna this weekend at Home Farm. Jules was excited to be reunited with Alfie; Jo made excellent progress on Marco […]

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Chernobyl’s Children enjoy another lovely morning with the Group

20 August 2017
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The Group welcomed back the Chernobyl’s Children charity on Wednesday 16th August for a fourth year. 12 teenagers aged between 13 and 15, all having problems from various cancers due to the nuclear fallout 30+ years ago, arrived at Lowlands stables at 11 with their own doctor and translators, where horses and our team of […]

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Calling all horse riders!

16 August 2017
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The Banbury Lions are holding their 39th Annual Charity Horse Ride and they have kindly nominated our Group again to receive some of the profits.  So if you own a horse, click here to download more information and entry form, RIDE WITH THE LIONS at Broughton Castle on Sunday 3rd September 2017.  Its a fabulous […]

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Riders have a great morning riding ‘Charley’

13 August 2017
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With our summer lunch party scuppered by the weather, several of our adult riders diverted to Lowlands Farm, to ride Charley, the mechanical horse…..in the warm and dry!  Jo W chose to practice various dressage movements. With constant feedback on your posture and aids, showing on the screen, it’s an intensive workout!  Jo P decided […]

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PLEASE VOTE FOR US!

8 August 2017
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PLEASE PLEASE VOTE FOR STRATFORD UPON AVON RDA The Wesleyan Assurance Society have recently set up the Wesleyan Foundation in order to support local charities.  I am extremely happy to say that the Stratford upon Avon Riding for the Disabled group have been nominated to be one of their charities but WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW!! […]

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Another milestone for Fi!

29 July 2017
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So proud of this lady. Since joining us in September, Fi has worked really hard and made amazing progress.  Today, she and Alfie successfully completed their first dressage test together – another milestone achieved! Thanks to dressage judge Lesley Burton for her feedback and encouragement. Keep it up Fi!  

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Riders have a ball at the RDA National Championships

18 July 2017
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Once again the well-oiled machine that is Team Stratford swung into action.  Three dazzling ponies arrived at Hartpury on Friday evening to be met by our hard-working volunteers, who were assisting with running the event as well as looking after our ponies. On Saturday Jules was first to go. Kiera was on a mission – I […]

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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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Riders awarded Showjumping certificates

1 July 2017
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Several of our riders proved their Showjumping skills at the Regional Qualifier event recently by scoring over 70% for their rounds.  Congratulations to Charlotte, Sophie, Sasha, Jules, Jack, Ellis and Lewis who were presented with their Showjumping Grade 1 Proficiency certificate and badge.  

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