HORSES AND PONIES
With no ponies and horses there would be no South Bucks RDA Group.
Our horses and ponies are all very different shapes and sizes, and come in all colours (including ones which seem to be grass-stained and muddy, no matter how often they’re groomed and bathed). However, from our smallest ponies to our international standard dressage horses, they all share something special…
…the willingness to work with riders of all abilities.
Our ponies and horses are our key assets – as well as being much-loved friends.
Horses and Ponies working at South Bucks RDA:
Wolfie (Prince Charming)
Born 1997, 15hh, Chestnut Warmblood
Wolfie is owned by the Group. He is a school master, having been a Pony Club dressage pony. He likes to show more able riders what he knows, but also looks after those just starting out on their riding journey.
Mabel (Criminal Girl)
Born 1998, 16hh, Bay Thoroughbred x Irish Draft
Mabel is a lovely natured school mistress on loan to the Group who took her owner, Jackie Gower, to medium level competition. She is able to educate our more able riders yet look after those that are starting out on their riding journey.
Billy (Kilmurray Billy)
Born 2003, 14hh, Grey Connemara
Billy is on loan from the Gardner family, where he was actively involved in pony club activities. He is very versatile, working at every level.
Pip (Pennyroyal Master Pip)
Born 2006, 12.2hh, Bay British Riding Pony
Pip was bought for the Group with money donated by Karen Blackie, he is a firm favourite with riders and volunteers and has become a key member of the fundraising team.
Duke (Blackwood Duke)
Born 2012, 14.1hh, Piebald Cob
Duke is owned by the Group. He works with a variety of our riders and loves to hack around the woods. He has competed in Dressage at the Regional Show and National Championships.
Born 2016, 13hh, Piebald Cob
Freddie is owned by the Group and is our youngest recruit. He is proving to be a cheeky member of our team, and is a great favourite with riders and volunteers.
George (Deards Foreman)
Born 2015, 15hh, Bay Irish Cob
George is owned by the Group and is at the start of his RDA career.
Born 2005, 16.1hh, Chestnut Warmblood
Wilma is on loan to the Group and is proving to be a kind and gentle soul, he is very popular with riders and volunteers.
Athene (Athene Lindebjerg)
Born 2007, 17hh, Danish Warmblood
Athene is on loan to the group from Mrs Diane Redfern. She has won nine International Gold Medals with two different Para riders. She is kind and gentle despite her size and has an amazing walk.
Born 2006, 13.2hh, Piebald Cob
Chequers is owned by the Group. He is an experienced family pony, who support our riders at all levels and has successfully competed at the RDA National Championships.
Born 2012, 16.2hh Chestnut Lusitano X
Harpa is leased by the Group, she has already successfully competed with her riders at the Regional Show, she will support our participants who want to work independently.
Born 2009, 15hh Grey Connemara
Chorus is on loan from Abi & Ellie Turner who competed him in pony and riding club activities. He is used for our lead rein riders.
Born 2000, Chestnut Roan Welsh Cob
Rosie is on loan from Cady Bruno and has competed in all pony club activities, she will support our participants at all levels.