Tea with a Pony joy

3 August 2022
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On 28th July Stratford-upon-Avon RDA  welcomed visitors from Kineton Manor Nursing Home to watch a riding lesson, enjoy an afternoon tea and meet one of our ponies. Joan, Anne and Nigel were delighted with the beautiful setting in our paddock to watch Jo riding Diesel around a course.  At the same time enjoying the delicious cakes […]

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Isabella’s smile at RDA National Championships says it all

18 July 2022
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On the first day of the Champs, Isabella riding her own pony Cookie stole the Judge’s heart and rode a lovely clear round in Grade 2 Showjumping scoring 83% and was placed 2nd. To mark 10 years of Showjumping within RDA, judges Sally O’Neil and Mike Butcher presented her with a cup for the new […]

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Harry joins Heart of England Forest

26 June 2022
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Following a successful internship, Harry has secured a full-time role with local charity, The Heart of England Forest. Many congratulations Harry and best of luck in your new job.   We’re proud of your achievements, both on and off a horse! 

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Warwickshire “Fun Day” was exactly that!

26 June 2022
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It was exciting and very special to be back among other groups; meeting friends and sharing in our riders’ successes.  Our ponies, Diesel & Jessie, were stars, (despite some very persistent flies!).  Congratulations to our riders, who all rode with skill to achieve good results.   Jo W & Diesel were trail-blazers & produced a […]

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It’s been an exciting couple of weeks!

22 June 2022
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We’ve welcomed our first new  rider to the Group since pre-Covid and seen our riders progress onto new ponies and gain certificates for their riding skills. The other good news is, after extensive rehabilitation, Kiera is back in action and sharing the workload with the other ponies. Huge thanks to Hannah, who devised Kiera’s rehab […]

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Last day of celebrations

9 June 2022
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Our Thursday riders finished our Platinum Jubilee celebrations with a smile and crowns. Thank you to our volunteers for baking such lovely cakes and for plaiting our horses manes and tails. We just need to decide who will win the Best Hat competition amongst the riders and volunteers. Its going to be a difficult decision […]

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Fit and healthy ponies a must!

8 June 2022
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An array of professionals are involved in keeping our ponies fit and healthy, to do our activities.  We’re very grateful to farrier Carl Wain, Master Saddler Laura Dempsey and Avonvale Equine, for the care and attention they give our ponies.  Open wide………. Marco having routine dental treatment! 

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Congratulations Scarlett

7 June 2022
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Big round of applause for Scarlett who was presented with an Endeavour award today for dismounting and putting her stirrups up unaided.

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And the Fun continues!

7 June 2022
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The sun came out for day two of our Jubilee celebrations. Well done to everyone who made and wore a special hat. Lovely rides around the fields today. You could certainly see everyone in their red white and blue. Just like Trouping the Colour!

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Let the fun begin!

6 June 2022
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Celebrations started in earnest at the stables today with everyone getting into the spirit.  Our ponies were dressed with red ribbons and Union Jacks, hats were dressed with red, white and blue and Hazel even brought her bear with his marmalade sandwich!  Chris wore a crown and The Queen was much amused by all the […]

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