30th Celebration Tea Party Success

30th Celebration Tea Party Success

communication, Donations, Events, Fundraising, Uncategorized
We can’t say thank you enough! All of us at Herefordshire Riding for the Disabled would like to thank each and everyone of you who attended and made donations on Saturday 20th August 2022. HRDA Centre manager Claire Chandler and RDA coach said: Our 30th celebration Tea Party was a great success, over 80 people attended; including the Mayor and High Sherriff of Hereford, which gained a lot of press and we raised over £450.00 on the day from the raffle, mechanical horse rides and tea/cake stall.Claire Chandler The money raised from the event will directly help HRDA to continue providing therapeutic riding sessions for disabled riders from all over the county of Hereford. Again, huge thanks from all of us and we hope we can continue to count on…
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Tea Party Fundraiser – Sat 20 August – save this date!

Tea Party Fundraiser – Sat 20 August – save this date!

Events, Fundraising, Uncategorized
We are planning a fabulous summer tea party and fundraiser to commemorate 3 decades at Holme Lacy and celebrate all of our valued support from volunteers, managers and horses over the years - and of course our riders. This will take place 1pm-3.30pm (free admission via a prebooking link on Eventbrite - watch this space!) We'll have a super RAFFLE and tunes from the 1990's onwards, plus activities and cake, plenty of cake! Details to follow - be ready to share with friends SATURDAY 20 AUGUST for the afternoon.
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Curry n’ Quiz at The Victory – Wed 15 June, 7.30pm

Curry n’ Quiz at The Victory – Wed 15 June, 7.30pm

Donations, Events, Fundraising, Horses
Delighted that a Hereford landlord and supporter, Jon over at the Hereford Brewery pub, The Victory (88 St Owens's St, HR1 2QD) is being a great sport and putting on a CURRY & QUIZ NIGHT for us next week! We asked Jon what he knew about our work, and he says that he wants to recognise how HRDA "Do a good job – offering our riders a wonderful thing, exhilaration - by allowing them to enjoy horses with no limits" - how lovely is that? Kids are welcome at The Victory, so no need to book a sitter to join in! The curry also comes in a veggie version and your dogs are welcome too. Any Q's ring Jon on 07483 169362. Test your horsey knowledge and make us a…
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Hereford Buffs Race Night – fundraiser

Hereford Buffs Race Night – fundraiser

Donations, Events, Fundraising, Horses
First Race 19:30 - Railway ClubSaturday 23rd April 2022GWRSA, BARTON YARD, HR4 OAZ This weekend there is a charity fundraiser for HRDA in Hereford at the Railway Club, by Hereford Buffs. It is a racing evening where you can enjoy watching some equine sports and donate to support our therapy horses and riders. Take a friend and enjoy some camaraderie to support the therapies we offer. Some of the names in the re-runs might be familiar, but our calm ponies are not the actual racers! Free Entry. DONATE CASH FOR DISABLED RIDERS& SUPERB THERAPY HORSESDINKY - TILLY - MG - LADY - POPPY - RILEY - BLUECall 07412 178705 or email: brian.wallace@hotmail.co.uk
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FESTIVE OPEN DAY AND RAFFLE 2021

FESTIVE OPEN DAY AND RAFFLE 2021

Events, Fundraising
We'd like to acknowledge everyone who supported our festive Open day and Grand Raffle, Dec 15 2021.The fundraiser generated £322.50 toward our running costs. Tilly came out for a meet and greet, Steady Eddie rocked the tinsel and several people got lucky with raffle wins. We thank the generous businesses in our community for offering such good prizes:WAITROSE - festive hamper HEREFORD DELI – festive hamperPAUL LIGAS PHOTOGRAPHY – art print (choose from web) THE COURTYARD – 2 cinema vouchersRADWAY BRIDGE - shopping voucherCROCHET BLANKET - hand made UNISEX MITTENS - hand knittedWILD COCKTAILS - hardback recipe book WESTONS – cidersPROSECCO - bottleCHOCOLATE - treatsPOLLYPAINT PONY – 2 horsey childrens booksBAILEYS HORSE FEEDS – horse treats voucher WYNNSTAY - 5'6" horse rugHORSEY SPONSORSHIP - win a year of #HRDA pony…
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Elliots Amazing Achievements

Elliots Amazing Achievements

Fundraising
Elliot Evans is 28 years old and has Cerebral Palsy as well as autism.  His Cerebral Palsy means that his legs don't function as well as they should, which means he has to use a wheelchair to get around. When he was 3 years old in 1993, he started riding with Herefordshire RDA as part of his physiotherapy program and he has ridden ever since.  He LOVES horse riding and finds the movement of the horse stretches his legs, helping to build up muscles and keep his core strong, as well as improving his posture and overall fitness.  Riding also improves his mood, as he finds the horses calming and friendly.  As a wheel chair user we are able to mount Elliot on to his favorite horse Jelly with our…
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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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What a Good Night at the Butchers Arms Thankyou

What a Good Night at the Butchers Arms Thankyou

Fundraising
Thank you to all that attended the quiz and curry night at the Butchers Arms Woolhope. What a goodnight, It was my first time there it won't be my last. You help raise £322.00. A big THANKS to Phil & Leonie for putting this on, looking forward to the next one. If you looking for a place to eat that has good food why not try The Butchers Arms.
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June Superdraw!

June Superdraw!

Fundraising
Kindly donated by Chase Distilleries and the lovely Kate Chase from Verzons Hotel Ledbury, is a Jeroboam of Williams Elegant Gin!. Online raffle tickets can be purchased from here and the prize will be drawn on the 30th June. Remember, drink responsibly and we'll be happy to share...... If you want a sneak peak, pop into the office and let it temp you!  
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Angie runs Cardiff 1/2!

Angie runs Cardiff 1/2!

Events, Fundraising
Angela Hale, a yard assistant at Hereford RDA, is running the Cardiff Half for HRDA on the 26th March! Angie says: "Since I started working at the therapeutic centre I have been inspired by the stories of achievement and seen the smiles on the faces of the amazing people who ride our lovely horses and ponies. So many people come together to make it a success and I want to do my bit by running the Half Marathon in Cardiff. This idea was formed late last year and I've had little time to prepare but there's nothing like throwing yourself in the deep end! I'd like to say a big thank you to those who have encouraged me on this journey- for those who know me I'm not the the…
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Xmas Appeal News!

Xmas Appeal News!

Events, Fundraising
The Courtyard’s 2015 Christmas Appeal partnering with HRDA has raised a total of £5,848.90 during the Courtyard’s most successful pantomime ever, Beauty and the Beast. Funds supported both charities - The Courtyard, and partner, Herefordshire Riding for the Disabled (RDA). The money raised has enabled us to invest in a much needed, customised saddle for Jelly, which can be specially adapted for our disabled riders. [envira-gallery id="664"] ‘Working with The Courtyard has been even better than expected. It has made a huge difference to RDA through raising awareness of the equine therapeutic activities we provide to the community, as well as much needed funds to keep our Holme Lacey centre running. Funds raised from the Appeal have allowed the purchase of a bespoke saddle for some of our severely physically disabled riders, enabling…
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Xmas Appeal 2015

Xmas Appeal 2015

Events, Fundraising
We have been lucky to have been chosen as The Courtyard's Christmas Appeal Charity Partner for this year's performances of Beauty and the Beast. Steady Eddie will be making guest appearances on special days and all monies raised will support both The Courtyard Charity and Herefordshire RDA. Come along to any performance and help support us both! www.courtyard.org.uk/donate https://www.courtyard.org.uk/events/beauty-the-beast/
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Spring Fair

Spring Fair

Events, Fundraising
With half term upon us, just in case you were looking for something to fill the time why not pop along to The Verzon Hotel, Hereford Road, Trumpet, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2PZ . Everyone is welcome. They are hosting a Spring Fair with all the proceeds going to Herefordshire RDA, to help raise the desperately needed £100,000 annual target. More information about the event can be found on our Events Page We look forward to seeing you all.
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