Fingers crossed that Spring has finally arrived. It’s been a long Winter, with some very cold spells and we can’t wait for nice sunny days to shine upon us! The ponies did enjoy a play in the snow but we know they would now welcome some warm sun on their backs for a change! Winter is always a quiet time on the news front but we do have a few things to celebrate and plenty of dates for your diaries! Thank you Meriel A huge thank you goes to a Wednesday Helper, Meriel, for putting South Bucks RDA forward to the Chiltern Shakespeare Company to be considered as their nominated… Keep Reading
It was a great summer for us here at South Bucks RDA. The horses, as well as the volunteers, get a little well-deserved break. Although our schools do not ride with us during the summer holidays, we do offer group rides to children living in the South Bucks community. This was set up in conjunction with South Bucks District Council to offer local disabled children fun activities to take part in over the summer holidays, which, as we all know, can be very difficult for families to find! We would like to thank all the volunteers who kindly gave up their time over the summer to help run these sessions…. Keep Reading
Welcome to our Spring 2017 newsletter It is a busy time for us here at South Bucks RDA with preparations for the Regional and National Championships. All qualifying rounds of the Countryside Challenge have now taken place and we are only a couple of weeks away from the RDA Regional Show at Wellington. Good luck to all taking part this year and we will report on how we get on in our next newsletter. Thank you to the Mead family You may remember from our last newsletter a story about a lovely lady called Glenis who was very poorly and had a lifelong dream to ride a horse. Charlie Girl… Keep Reading
South Bucks RDA Newsletter February 2017 Congratulations are in order Congratulations to Sally for passing her Grade 1 & 2 Tests in Riding and Horse Care. Not only did she pass, but she passed with flying colours. Sally loves her weekly horse riding, which shows in her immense enthusiasm and the hard work she puts in to achieve and progress. She has a big soft spot for Lambrusco (we can’t blame her) and they are a great Team when working together in the School. Well done Sally! Charlie Girl fulfills a lifelong wish Glenis is 61 and had a stroke in September 2016 which has left her with permanent weakness… Keep Reading
National Championships South Bucks RDA members have had fabulous competition results this summer. We had 12 members representing SBRDA at the National Championships at Hartpury in July, and for the rst time this year the Championship was a three-day event. All our riders achieved great results, however a few must get a special mention. On the Friday, Cameron (Tuesday rider) riding Forrester, and supported by Malcolm, won the Countryside Challenge Class and the Combined training class. Saturday saw Jamie winning the Grade 1a dressage class riding Robin. On the Sunday, Jonnie won the grade 3 dressage riding Robin. On the Sunday, Joseph, at his 4th Championships and supported by… Keep Reading
Congratulations to Sophie and Athene for triple gold at the FEI Para-Dressage Championships 2015. We are so proud of you!