News

South Bucks RDA Group publishes three newsletters each year. These newsletters are printed and distributed at our Group centre, as well as being published here.

Short text pieces for inclusion in the Group’s newsletters are always very welcome. Please note, however, that submissions may be cut and otherwise edited by the Newsletter Editor, Emma Ford.

Here is where you can also read news announcements, special event or show reports. These reports include: South Bucks RDA Group representing Riding for the Disabled at Her Majesty The Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations at Windsor, in 2002; three special reports featuring the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens with Group rider Sophie Christiansen, Clive Milkins and Martini Maybe (Baby); a report on Clive Milkins’ nomination for The Queen’s Award for Equestrianism; a feature about the Group winning The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2006, and a special report on the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games where Sophie Christiansen and Lambrusco III won double Gold and Silver for Britain.

Paralympics, London 2012

And, of course, this is where you can enjoy a report and photographs from the London 2012 Paralympic Games, featuring triple Gold medal winner, Sophie Christiansen OBE and Janeiro 6 (Rio), based at, and who trains with, South Bucks RDA Group; and, double Gold medal winner, Natasha Baker who began her competitive riding career with the Group. The full be-medalled 2012 British Equestrian Paralympic Squad is pictured above at Greenwich Park, left to right: Sophie Christiansen, Sophie Wells, Lee Pearson, Natasha Baker and Deb Criddle. This photograph is reproduced here with the kind permission of Kit Houghton/BEF.
AnthonyStewartHead

Riders, volunteers, families and friends were all impressed by the enthusiasm and approachability of actor Anthony Stewart Head pictured here on the right with South Bucks RDA Group rider Natasha Wait, when he presented rosettes, trophies and awards at the RDA National Dressage Championships in 2003 and 2004. Tony, aka “Giles” in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, and his partner Sarah Fisher (the UK’s highest qualified TTEAM Equine and Companion Animal Instructor), both give unstintingly of their time to support RDA, making plenty of new (and old) fans very happy. This article, appearing in The Guardian newspaper, outlines the work Tony and Sarah do with animals who have behavioural problems.