Congratulations Archie

4 February 2021
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Congratulations to Archie who has successfully completed his ASDAN Towards Independence award in Animal Care. As well as riding skills, Archie has learnt about horse care, including grooming his pony, cleaning the stable, what ponies eat & parts of the tack.  A huge achievement – well done!

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Indoor play!

29 January 2021
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Here’s some pictures of the ponies having fun in the indoor school!  They’ve not been able to go into the fields, due to the recent snow & wet weather, so they particularly enjoy the chance to roll in the sandy arena, after their exercise. 

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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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Merry Christmas everyone

24 December 2020
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We would like to thank you for supporting us through this difficult and challenging year. Whether a sponsor, donator, a rider and their family, volunteers or coaches, all of the enthusiasm to help us keep our ponies, run activities and start-up some riding has touched our hearts.  Wishing you and your loved ones a very […]

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Christmas comes early

24 December 2020
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A huge shout out to Walnut Hill Equine Veterinary Clinic who brought us an amazing amount of personal protective equipment as an early Christmas present. Jack and Bridget, its Directors, and their team thought this would be very fitting rather than sending out Christmas cards. We couldn’t agree more. Thank you so much Megan and […]

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Enjoying every minute!

9 December 2020
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With lockdown#2 out of the way,  we’re back doing what we do best………. whether it’s riding or horse care activities, our ponies helpers & riders are enjoying every minute!  “… so grateful we have RDA and all of you in our lives. I can’t believe how much she knows, understands and her speech even when […]

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Congratulations Lynne

6 November 2020
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Congratulations to our Regional Coach, Lynne Munro, who was today awarded by HRH The Princess Royal, the RDA President Award for exceptional services to RDA. Lynne is also North Wales Regional Physiotherapist and has given a wealth of advice to help our coaches and physiotherapy related advice and support This could be advising on the […]

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Last session before lockdown!

4 November 2020
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Making the most of our last session before the new lockdown.  Kathryn visited Diesel, who was particularly affectionate and enjoyed his cuddles!  Steve & Maria were trained in mounting and dismounting, in preparation for assisting Anna, and having Charlotte back in the saddle gave us all a real lift!   Fingers crossed it won’t be […]

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Good luck Karen

2 November 2020
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Wishing good luck to our Coach, Karen, who has just found out with a lovely letter and rosette, that she has been nominated to receive the RDA Brilliant Person Award 2020. It is being given to someone who has gone above and beyond to support their group, achieved something special and/or come up with a […]

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