25th year celebrations

25th year celebrations

Events
To celebrate our actual Anniversary we had a hours hack, in which we went for a lovely hack up above Holme Lacy House. It was a very warm day and we came back to enjoy drinks and a beautifull cake, which was made by Sue Griffiths. Through the week we had a number of groups who came to see us. They were able to look around the yard, have a go on our mechanical horse, and sit and watch the lessons that were going on. They enjoyed some drinks and anniversary cake whilst chatting. It had a great effect on one lady who suffers from dementia, as she suddenly started talking about her past with horses, to the surprise of her carers. Some of the people that had a go…
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RDA Nationals 2017

RDA Nationals 2017

Competitions
Herefordshire RDA took five riders to the RDA nationals at Hartpury on the 15th of july 2017, they had all qualified for the countryside challenge. It was a dry day and we had a huge entourage of supporters. Zara and Stephanie spent lots of time polishing up Daisy and Jelly for the best turned out, they did look good, but the standard was very high. Now they know what they need to do, they are hoping to do better next year. Everybody did really well in the competition, as it was quite a challenge. Daisy was not keen on the laminated sheep in the neighbouring field, and some of the gaps were very tight for large horses. For the visually impaired class it took good communication and responses from leader…
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Elliot’s leap of faith

Elliot’s leap of faith

Fundraising
[caption id="attachment_1012" align="alignright" width="225"] Elliot winning his walk test at RDA regionals 2017[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1011" align="alignright" width="225"] Elliot riding Sham[/caption] Elliot Evans who has Cerebral Palsy as well as being on the autistic spectrum, has chosen two challenges to raise money for us. He has ridden with Herefordshire RDA since he was 3 years old (1993) and is now enjoying riding Jelly. This year he won his walk class at the RDA regionals on Shamrock who has sadly moved on. Elliot is aiming to jump out of a plane at 15,000 ft in a tandem sky dive on the 15th of September, he is also aiming to do the Cardiff half marathon in his wheel chair on the 1st of October. Please help him reach his target of £5000 by…
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