A. G. M             27-01-2017

A. G. M 27-01-2017

Annual General Meeting
Notice of Annual General Meeting. We would like to invite you to the AGM of Herefordshire RDA. Venue - Holme Lacy Village Hall Date -  Friday 27th January 2017 Start Time - 7.00 pm promptly If you are interested in becoming a member it costs £1 Please contact the office 01432 870831 to request a membership form Refreshments will be available A chance to have your voice heard.
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What a Good Night at the Butchers Arms Thankyou

What a Good Night at the Butchers Arms Thankyou

Fundraising
Thank you to all that attended the quiz and curry night at the Butchers Arms Woolhope. What a goodnight, It was my first time there it won't be my last. You help raise £322.00. A big THANKS to Phil & Leonie for putting this on, looking forward to the next one. If you looking for a place to eat that has good food why not try The Butchers Arms.
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BBC Children in Need visit Herefordshire RDA

BBC Children in Need visit Herefordshire RDA

Events
BBC Children in Need came to visit us on October the 8th. They have chosen us as one of their charities, to do a short film about us. This will be aired on the main BBC Children in Need program on November the 18th. With in the film they have interviewed Joshua Freeman, one of our young riders,and his mother, talking about the importance of our center to them. They also interviewed Rachael, our Personal development officer and instructor, about the wonderful affects horses have on people, and how that helps them. As well as filming the group lesson that Joshua was riding in. I would like to thank all the riders, volunteers and staff for making the afternoon go so well. And thank you Children in need crew for…
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An Update from The Nationals!

An Update from The Nationals!

Competitions
We had a great couple of days at the Nationals, the sun shone on us and the horses coped really well with the atmosphere. We did really well in the Arts, with Jessica Dallow coming 3rd with her collage, and Thomas Jones coming 1st with his cardboard sculpture. Thomas received a beautiful trophy for being the overall arts winner. In the dressage Stephanie Boyce came 13 th in her walk, trot test on Blue. In the country side challenge on the sunday, Jessica Dallow came 7th in class 83, on Blue, Kilyn Griffiths came 8th on star and Stephanie Boyce 5th in class 84. Everybody worked really hard and were very supportive of each other, to help make a very enjoyable day
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News from the Regionals!

News from the Regionals!

Competitions
Congratulations to our amazing riders who attended the West Mercia Regionals. Only a small proportion of our riders want to compete and we came home with lots of rosettes, with two of our riders qualifying for the National Championships at Hartbury, the highest scoring dressage test in Herefordshire and the overall winner of the 3D class in the art competition. Plus masses of fun! For all the results from the qualifiers, visit the RDA West Mercia website. Well done everyone and a big thankyou to everyone who came to help make it a perfect day! Great new venue too. [envira-gallery id="686"]
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June Superdraw!

June Superdraw!

Fundraising
Kindly donated by Chase Distilleries and the lovely Kate Chase from Verzons Hotel Ledbury, is a Jeroboam of Williams Elegant Gin!. Online raffle tickets can be purchased from here and the prize will be drawn on the 30th June. Remember, drink responsibly and we'll be happy to share...... If you want a sneak peak, pop into the office and let it temp you!  
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Countryside Challenge!

Countryside Challenge!

Events
We have constructed our very own Countryside Challenge route for our outdoor activities this Summer and training for the forthcoming Regional Qualifiers. Half Term activities now taking bookings. See our Events page or phone 01432 870 831 for details.
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Angie runs Cardiff 1/2!

Angie runs Cardiff 1/2!

Events, Fundraising
Angela Hale, a yard assistant at Hereford RDA, is running the Cardiff Half for HRDA on the 26th March! Angie says: "Since I started working at the therapeutic centre I have been inspired by the stories of achievement and seen the smiles on the faces of the amazing people who ride our lovely horses and ponies. So many people come together to make it a success and I want to do my bit by running the Half Marathon in Cardiff. This idea was formed late last year and I've had little time to prepare but there's nothing like throwing yourself in the deep end! I'd like to say a big thank you to those who have encouraged me on this journey- for those who know me I'm not the the…
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Xmas Appeal News!

Xmas Appeal News!

Events, Fundraising
The Courtyard’s 2015 Christmas Appeal partnering with HRDA has raised a total of £5,848.90 during the Courtyard’s most successful pantomime ever, Beauty and the Beast. Funds supported both charities - The Courtyard, and partner, Herefordshire Riding for the Disabled (RDA). The money raised has enabled us to invest in a much needed, customised saddle for Jelly, which can be specially adapted for our disabled riders. [envira-gallery id="664"] ‘Working with The Courtyard has been even better than expected. It has made a huge difference to RDA through raising awareness of the equine therapeutic activities we provide to the community, as well as much needed funds to keep our Holme Lacey centre running. Funds raised from the Appeal have allowed the purchase of a bespoke saddle for some of our severely physically disabled riders, enabling…
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