“Coming back here has made me very happy”.

13 July 2020
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As more of our riders came to meet their ponies, one young man made our morning. When asked how he felt about returning to the stables, Matthew said, “Coming back here has made me very happy”. It has been wonderful to welcome, Anna, Ellis and Louis last Thursday and Matthew today. You can see the […]

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Happy memories

11 July 2020
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Well this weekend should have been the RDA National Championships at Hartpury College, where some of our riders may have been competing and many of our volunteers would have been helping. It was always the RDA family at its best and such a fabulous few days. We thought we would share some of our past […]

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Fabulous smiles from riders

8 July 2020
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This week we’ve enjoyed welcoming more of our riders to the stables, reconnecting with their ponies and helpers. Social distancing, hand hygiene and equipment sanitising may be new, but the familiar RDA experience of fun & companionship prevails. As one of our riders summed it up;  “it’s fun & a good way of keeping the Stratford […]

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Ponies enjoying themselves – so happy!

7 July 2020
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Our ponies are loving having our volunteers spend time with them at the stables.  They are so much happier now that our riders are coming to spend time with them and then they get to go out around the fields.  What’s not to love?

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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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Exciting Day! Riders meet their ponies!

1 July 2020
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What a great day it was when the Group welcomed back its first riders to ‘meet n greet’ their ponies yesterday.  With all the necessary precautions put in place, they patted and  talked to their ponies with lots of smiles and joy.  The ponies have so missed them all and they them.  Such a special […]

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What can you do if you can’t go riding?

6 June 2020
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Look at what Heather has been doing!  As well as walking and cooking, she has been honing her skills during this ‘lockdown’ period at archery!  She’s not a bad shot either!  Amazing shot Heather.  Well done!

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Horses and Ponies happy to see our vounteers

6 June 2020
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Our horses and ponies are happy that COVID restrictions have been eased so that some of our volunteers can visit them to groom and take them out.  Strict special procedures have been put in place and everything is looking a little different at the moment, but lovely to see them looking shiny and happy.  It […]

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Thank you to all our wonderful Volunteers

1 June 2020
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It’s Volunteers Week, so we would like to thank all our wonderful volunteers who spend so much of their time helping our Group.  In this challenging period, we have to say a special thanks to the ones who are ensuring that our horses and ponies will be fit and ready for when we can resume […]

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Our riders have dressed up in their riding clothes for Joe Wicks exercise class

9 May 2020
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You may be aware that Joe Wicks is doing a PE class for families every weekday.  Louis and Ellis have done every one!   On Fridays there is a “fancy dress” theme where you are encouraged to dress in clothing other than exercise wear.  So the boys are dressed as RDA riders!  Louis still has his […]

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