Special visitors to the yard

2 August 2021
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It was so lovely to welcome the brains behind Beryl’s 100 for 100 challenge to the yard today. Lucy and Becky, Beryl’s grandchildren, spent the morning with us watching and talking to some of our riders, their parents, and our volunteers and then went to see the wonderful wildflowers planted in their Grandma’s memory. Such […]

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Archie & Evie’s challenge continues

31 July 2021
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Archie & Evie have completed more ‘Acts of Kindness’ towards their goal of 100 for Beryl’s 100 for 100 challenge. They have completed 67 Acts of Kindness so far including: – making and delivering a lot of cupcakes to random houses – giving out bundles of home grown rhubarb to passers by – giving meals […]

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Enjoying a Day Out

30 July 2021
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As part of their ongoing training, Alfie & Jessie joined the recent Horses4Health event at Lowlands.  Helping raise funds for various charities, including RDA & also gaining valuable experience away from home.  

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Town comes to Country

30 July 2021
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Lots of fun this week as our riders took on our “Town & Country Challenge” course.  As well as negotiating the usual apple tree, gate etc., there was also a  roundabout, traffic lights & “click & collect” activities, before parking in the designated space.   Huge thanks to Des for letting us use his paddock. 

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Summer on the farm

24 July 2021
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What an amazing display! Des is, quite rightly, very proud of his wildflower strip, grown from Beryl’s seeds in her memory. As well as being a spectacular sight, the different colours & types of flowers attract numerous insects & bees. The next door sunflowers are putting on a growth spurt & will soon be coming […]

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Thank you for coming

20 July 2021
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It was so lovely to welcome the outgoing Mayor of Stratford upon Avon, Cllr Tony Jackson, and his wife Mandy to the yard so that they could meet some of our riders who have returned to riding. Cllr Jackson’s chosen good causes in his Mayoral year included Volunteers, People with Disabilities and Exercise & Well […]

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The smile says it all!

20 July 2021
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Exciting day for  Matthew, who’s overjoyed to be back on Diesel.  Despite many months out of the saddle, it was business as usual, with Matthew full of enthusiasm & confidence. Keep up the good work!  During  lockdown, Matthew challenged himself to do 100 steps on his stepper, as part of “Beryl’s 100 for 100” campaign. […]

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And she’s done it!

5 July 2021
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Many congratulations to Heather, who completed her Beryl’s 100 for 100 challenge of walking 100 miles last Sunday. Her determination and enthusiasm showed on her face as she battled rain and never gave up. Well done Heather! In the words of her Mum, ‘She did it for Beryl’. What a trooper!

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Onwards & upwards!

28 June 2021
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Another milestone achieved today as Anna & Jess returned to the saddle, thanks to support from our amazing, dedicated volunteers.  Despite being many months since they last rode, both ladies were confident & very happy to be on their ponies again.

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Beautiful riding out

21 June 2021
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Thanks to our hosts Des & Rosemary, our riders are fortunate to be able to ride in beautiful parts of the Warwickshire countryside, including the historic surroundings of Compton Verney and its lake. The varied terrain & wonderful views provide an exhilarating experience for our riders and volunteers! 

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