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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Early Autumn ride!

4 October 2020
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Our volunteers and ponies enjoying a hack over the stubble fields

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Eggscellent!

8 September 2020
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Big thankyou to our helper Christine, who has raised over £100, selling her free-range eggs.

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Sun & Sunflowers at the stables

2 August 2020
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Another busy week at the stables as we develop our activities.  As well as meeting the ponies, we now have an activity table, where our participants can find out more about the care and management of their ponies. Our volunteers have also been busy, keeping our ponies fit and exercised.  Helpers and ponies have all […]

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Another busy day at the stables

15 July 2020
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Heather was delighted to be reunited with Diesel. “Thank you to everyone who made Heather’s visit possible yesterday.  Diesel’s condition is a credit to the RDA team looking after him – he looks splendid. Well done girls. Thank you Heather & Hilary 👍” As well as welcoming back riders, we were busy introducing our ponies to “long reining”. […]

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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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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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