Welcome back from the 12th April!

Welcome back from the 12th April!

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We're pleased to announce with lockdown restrictions easing, we are reopening the Herefordshire RDA centre on Monday 12th April 2021, this is in line with the governments’ second phase of the easement plan.At Christmas all the RDA horses and ponies went for a two-week staycation at a nearby farm and were well looked after by one of our amazing volunteers and their family. As the end of the year approached everyone was looking forward to their Christmas festivities and the two-week break, after a very difficult 2020!  The centre closed its doors on Friday 18th December after the final lesson was completed.On Monday 4th January the RDA staff and horses returned to the centre. It was full swing ahead to get everything set up and ready to welcome our riders…
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New Trustees Required

New Trustees Required

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We are looking for new trustees to join our board at an exiting time for the charity.  The charity has secured funding to build a new Equestrian Centre in Herefordshire and we are looking forward to using this opportunity to bring security and sustainability to the organisation. We’re looking for trustees able to bring the following competencies: Strong critical and strategic thinkingA proactive nature, able to identify opportunities for the charity and spot potential risks or challengesWillingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their dutiesEnthusiasm for learning about the charity and its management Due to charities current focus of developing a new Centre – we are particularly interested in applicants with one or more of the following experiences: Experience of managing projects or buildsExpertise in legal contracts for…
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Stable Management Lessons

Stable Management Lessons

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Come along this half term and learn more about horse care and stable management. All participants will learn about grooming, horse health and daily care tasks. Everyone will also get an RDA proficiency certificate, badge and rosette. Sessions: Monday 17th February: 10 am - 11amWednesday 19th February: 10am - 11amThursday 20th February: 10am - 11am and 1.45pm - 2.45pm To book a place - please contact Emily in the office (admin@rdahereford.org) or call 01432 870831
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Volunteers Urgently Required

Volunteers Urgently Required

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We are in urgent of need of more volunteers to enable us to run riding therapy sessions at our base at Holme Lacy College. At present, we have new clients on our waiting list and can't offer them riding therapy due to not having enough volunteers. Volunteering with us involves either helping in a riding session, leading a pony or walking beside a rider, or helping on our stable yard with practical tasks. There is no requirement for any experience of horses or working with disabled clients before - as full training is given. We are looking for people able to help for 1 hour a week (or more if you can ) on a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday between 9.30am and 5.30pm. Our volunteers find helping at the…
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Little Star

Little Star

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A Big Hoorahhhhhhhh, Little Star is now a fully fledged member of the HRDA Team.  Thankyou to her owner Heather Dixon for allowing us to have her with us.
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