Coronavirus Update

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Please see the statement below from David Harding for your information:- Yesterday, Monday March 16th, the Government urged people to work from home and implement social distancing measures to keep people safe as possible. RDA UK is now strongly advising that all RDAs cease activities unless groups can put in measures to meet the guidance on social distancing. Social distancing means trying to avoid contact with other people, and spending less time in public places, where a lot of people are around. HRDA Trustees have fully discussed this challenge and have concluded that we cannot put in place robust measures that would keep people safe, and we have therefore, taken the decision to close the Centre immediately and for the foreseeable future. You can read the government guidelines on this…
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Wing Walkers Wanted!

Wing Walkers Wanted!

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Calling all adrenaline junkies Herefordshire Riding for the Disabled is offering a unique opportunity to anyone who has a sense of adventure and likes a challenge.  We are looking for people to do a wing walk on a vintage bi-plane whilst also raising money for our charity. The wing walk will take place on 19th May 2020 at an airfield near Cirencester.  The experience involves standing on top of the wings of a plane as it reaches dizzying heights. You will be strapped in whilst stood on the wings of the bi-plane as it takes to the skies. It really is a sure-fire way to get your adrenaline pumping!  Make it a day out by bringing your family and friends along to share in your experience. If you would like…
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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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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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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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