RDA Summer Fete

RDA Summer Fete

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We'd like to invite all clients, volunteers and friends to our Summer Fete on Saturday 31st August 2019. Come along to our Holme Lacy Centre between 12pm and 3pm to enjoy our hospitality. Free BBQ, Cream Teas, Stalls and Pony Rides!
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RDA land search

RDA land search

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Herefordshire RDA are excited to announce that they are on the hunt for new premises to house their ponies and horses that give disabled adults and children riding therapy every week. “We have outgrown our current premises at Holme Lacy College and are looking to upgrade the facilities we offer our clients.” says David Harding, Herefordshire RDA chair of trustees.   “We want to say close to Hereford for our clients but this is a wonderful opportunity to be able to provide top class equestrian therapy for Herefordshire residents”. With to the backing of a charitable donor, the RDA are looking to establish a purpose built equestrian therapy centre in Herefordshire.  This could be by purchasing an existing site with stables or could see the RDA purchasing land to build new…
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London Marathon Success

London Marathon Success

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We are incredibly grateful to Suzanne Rose who ran the London Marathon in 2019 for Herefordshire RDA and along with colleagues at Santander raised a large amount of money. RDA can only continue thanks to fundraising from supporters like Suzanne so a big thank you for all of us!
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Dinky joins the team

Dinky joins the team

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New pony 'Dinky' joins our team of ponies at the Centre. He is characterful black and white pony who at 12h will give benefit our young riders. The yard team are learning his 'quirks' which include cantering round the field and not wanting to be caught in the morning!
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RDA Regionals – Stourport 2017

RDA Regionals – Stourport 2017

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[caption id="attachment_1054" align="alignright" width="224"] Elliot Evans and Jessica Dallow waiting for their classes.[/caption] This year we took sixteen riders to compete on seven horses, in twenty five classes. Two of the horse's were Jackie North's horse Cookie, who was doing his first RDA competition, and Steph Boyce's pony Daisy, who was doing its first competition. [caption id="attachment_1017" align="alignleft" width="225"] Jackie North riding Cookie.[/caption] Cookie had a good start to his competing career, but sadly Daisy went lame. Daisy is now fine after a rest, and Steph was allowed to compete on one of our horses instead, which was great. A sad but fitting day for Leah Bradshaw and Shamrock, as it was their last day with us. we wish them well for the future. Louise Taylor and Elliot Evans won their classes…
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The Mayor’s Charity

The Mayor’s Charity

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On Monday 18 May 2015,  Councillor Charles Nicholls became Hereford’s 634th Mayor. In a traditional ceremony Councillor Chris Chappell proposed Councillor Nicholls, saying he had found him to be a hard working and committed Councillor, working to deliver what was the best for the City. After being elected by a member to the position of Mayor, Councillor Nicholls said “As a child with no idea of his future I could not have imagined I would one day receive this great honour of being made Mayor. Thank you”. Councillor Nicholls named his charities for this year’s Mayor’s appeal as Alzheimer’s Society which supports people living with dementia and the Riding for the Disabled which provides therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with a variety of mental and physical disabilities. Below are some images taken at the ceremony:…
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Xmas Carol Service

Xmas Carol Service

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On Tuesday 17th December our Centre was filled with festive cheer and some wonderful singing as members of the Fire Choir performed some classic Christmas carols for our riders, volunteers and invited guests.  Wizard Wonky, as well as face painting (can you spot Fenella?) kept our younger guests entertained, whilst Steady Eddie gave some “taster" rides. The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Hereford, Councillor Phil Edwards lit our Christmas Candle and had some fun on Steady Eddie.  Father Christmas visited us as well and was very pleased with the sparkly grotto we had prepared for him! It was a lovely evening, full of goodwill and Christmas spirit, with some yummy bacon baps, delicious cakes and warming mulled wine provided to help keep us warm!  A massive thank you to everyone who donated their time and helped on the night – as always we are extremely grateful.
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