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:
Forester (Millersford Forester)
Born 1993, 13.2hh, Chestnut New Forest
Owned by the Group. Forester was the first pony at South Bucks that Sophie Christiansen OBE, and Natasha Baker MBE Paralympic medallists competed on at National level. He is at home with both dressage and countryside challenge activities.
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 2001, 17hh, Black KWPN
Bruce owned by the Group and is a very safe schoolmaster and has competed at Regional Shows and National Championships.
Born 2016, 13hh, Piebald Cob
Freddy 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.
Born 2006, 13.2hh, Piebald Cob
Chequers is owned by the Group. He is an experienced family pony, who is new to South Bucks RDA and has settled in well.