Competition and BBQ May the 28th 2018

Competition and BBQ May the 28th 2018

Events
[caption id="attachment_1284" align="alignright" width="225"] Elliot enjoying competing in the dressage and handy pony class.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1283" align="alignright" width="300"] One of our young riders enjoying doing the handy pony course.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1282" align="alignright" width="300"] Our dressage winner.[/caption] On the May bank holiday we had a in house dressage competition for HRDA riders. It was great to see some new people having their first go at competing. Ryan Gwilliam is setting the standard this year by winning his second in house dressage competition on Maisie. After the Dressage we set up a handy pony course which a number of riders enjoyed riding around. Whilst the competition was going on we had a BBQ outside, and stalls selling cakes, crafts and many other donated items. There was a great atmosphere and it was…
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Stourport regionals 2018

Stourport regionals 2018

Competitions
[caption id="attachment_1290" align="alignright" width="300"] Steph competing on Lady.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1289" align="alignright" width="225"] Iuean on Maisy after completing the countryside challenge.[/caption] HRDA took a team of four horses to the regionals, which included Maisie, Jelly, Lady and Trojan, who were ridden by nine of our riders. Really pleased with Lady and Trojan as it was their first outing and only Maisie's second outing. The sun shone and our riders took part in a variety of dressage tests and the country sid [caption id="attachment_1288" align="alignright" width="300"] Hannah riding Lady in the walk, trot led test.[/caption] e challenge. Our riders came away with a lot of rosettes and four of our riders have qualified for the regionals, which is great.
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Nick Skelton visit.

Nick Skelton visit.

Events
A big thank you to Hereford Lions club for organising a surprise visit from Nick Skelton on Monday May the 14th 2018. A number of riders and volunteers enjoyed meeting him and being able to ask him various questions about his career, whilst being able to hold his Olympic medals. He watched a couple of lessons that were going on, for adults and children, and was very interested in how our riders benefit physically and mentally from riding. Later he was shown around our stables and met our team of horses, whilst asking many questions about the centre. He very kindly had ago on our mechanical horse for photos and as you can see he kindly posed for this photo and many more.
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Open day April the 9th 2018

Open day April the 9th 2018

Events
[caption id="attachment_1255" align="alignright" width="169"] The winning combination.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1245" align="alignright" width="169"] Enjoying her first competition.[/caption] Our open day went very well thanks to our Judge, competitors and volunteers. In the morning our clients took part in a dressage competition, for some of them it was their first experience of competing. Huge congratulations to Ryan Quilliam for winning the competition on Maisie, by riding a very accurate walk, trot test. Later we set up a handy pony course in the indoor school, which comprised of 12 tasks such as opening a gate, throwing a ball through a hoop and many more. Some riders had never seen this before and were keen to have ago. Whilst this was going on visitors watched the proceedings, brought some lovely cakes that had been baked…
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