Monday, 18 April 2016

Half term news

Hello, my name is Dominic and I am pleased to be reporting on our news this month.

Dominic with Jess

We had a busy half term with competitions at the centre. And I was very happy to compete in RDA dressage and showjumping with the other ponies.

Jess riding her dressage test on Dominic

Lloyd warming up on Dominic
Lloyd jumping on Dominic

Chloe gets a high five after her test from Chairman, Malcolm Haigh

Emily competes on Robbie
Connor on Gilly

We had a lot of entries and everyone had a great time. And as always, there were big smiles all round when riders received their rosettes.

Oliver is happy to receive his rosette from Malcolm
Derek jumps for joy
I have more good news!...

Our hooves have walked, trotted, cantered and jumped all over our arena surface for the past six years. And volunteers feet have walked many thousands of steps all over it too.

Lead Coach, Sam Orde, often runs all around the arena alongside trotting ponies.

Sam is very active and fit...

and can even run faster than Midnight! But the arena surface had become very compacted...

so everyone was very pleased when we finally got a new arena surface from Andrews Bowen in March. Much fundraising had been done over the past year...

and we are very grateful to all our sponsors and donors who have helped us raise the funds to replace it...  

there are now a lot of happy hooves and feet!  

Finally, we were very pleased that two of our young volunteers, Abby and Georgina, received High Sheriff Awards for the brilliant work they do at the centre...

Abby and Georgina with High Sheriff, Lucy Carroll, Simon King and RDA Coach Laura

and 'Hairy Biker' Simon King was there to hand out the awards during the evening.

This got me thinking that if they had wanted a 'hairy' presenter...

why did they not ask Magic?!

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