Countryfile showcase RDA

31 July 2019
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Did you watch BBC Countryfile Sunday 28th July and feel inspired by the work of RDA National  ?  Drop us a line if you would be interested in finding out more about how you could support our RDA Group.  BBC Countryfile (click here)

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Long service award for Alison

25 January 2019
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Many congratulations to Alison Hamilton who was presented a Silver Jubilee award certificate and badge for 25 years of volunteering service to RDA.  Thank you so much Alison from all of us at ‘Team Stratford’ for all your dedication and enthusiasm.

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Verena awarded her Coaches Badge

20 January 2019
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Congratulations to Verena who passed her Coaches assessment last week to become an RDA Coach.  Great to have you on board in Team Stratford.

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Christmas Party & 2018 Awards Ceremony great end to our 50th year

16 January 2019
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What a perfect way to end the celebrations of our 50th year! Congratulations to our Riders & Volunteers for their achievements in 2018 In a packed hall, on 5th December, with tables laden with party food and lots of Christmas jumpers, we came together for our joint Christmas Party & Annual Awards Ceremony.  We were joined […]

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‘Team Stratford’ have an amazing time at the RDA National Championships

21 July 2018
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Once again the well-oiled machine that is ‘Team Stratford’ swung into action, as three dazzling ponies arrived at Hartpury College on Friday evening to take part in the RDA National Championships.  They were met by our hard-working volunteers, who were assisting with running the event, as well as looking after our ponies. It was already warming up […]

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A ‘fun day’ for our 50th Anniversary

1 July 2018
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A happy afternoon! On a lovely Thursday afternoon, fifteen of our riders, along with their parents, carers & families, came along to Home Farm to join in activities & celebrate the Group’s 50th anniversary. Riders completed our version of the Countryside Challenge in the outdoor arena. They also took part in gymkhana games – Billy […]

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How proud are we?

9 April 2018
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Congratulations to Max Stainton, who started riding with us when he was 5, who has just achieved an awesome challenge.  Here’s his latest blog – “With snowflakes in our eyelashes, we made it to Everest Base Camp!!! The team are now recovering in Gorak Shep as it was an extremely tough trek. A world first […]

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Young Volunteer of the Year award for Kate

6 January 2018
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Congratulations to Kate on receiving the Margaret Clemons Young Volunteer Award. A well- deserved recognition of her enthusiastic, can-do approach on Thursday afternoons. Our riders, particularly the younger ones, respond well to her friendly encouragement and support. Not least because she can run faster than most us!  Since joining us just over 12 months ago […]

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Presentations and Father Christmas at the Group’s Christmas Party

12 December 2017
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With a food laden table and mulled wine and juice, riders and their families, volunteers past and present, sponsors and supporters gathered in a packed community centre for the Group’s Christmas party and to celebrate its 2017 achievements. We were joined by Chief Executive, Ed Bracher, who had come to present some of the many […]

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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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