Horley Lions donate £600 from Donkey Derby BBQ

November 11, 2013 at 4:36 pm

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Horley Lions Club have kindly donated £600 from the proceeds of a BBQ that they organised at the East Grinstead Lions Donkey Derby.  Little Brook Equestrian’s Pony Club Group provided the jockeys for the races.

Donation from East Grinstead Lions Donkey Derby

October 23, 2013 at 12:57 pm

EG Lions presentation

East Grinstead and District Lions held a Donkey Derby in August, but were short of Jockeys.  In stepped Little Brook Equestrian and their Pony Club riders, seven of whom volunteered to ride the donkeys for a day.  They had a very jolly day, and in return East Grinstead Lions very kindly made a donation of £500 to East Park RDA.

Another Generous Donation

October 22, 2013 at 1:01 pm

We were delighted to receive a donation from one of Little Brook Equestrian’s clients, Graham Keetley, of As Good As New (Sussex) Ltd.  Graham kindly gave us £300 as an end of year donation towards our running costs from his company.  Graham also acts as our photographer at events, and many of the photos on this site were taken by him.

Grants and Donations

August 20, 2013 at 1:06 pm

We are hugely fortunate to have a local community who support us generously.  Horley Lions gave us £1,750 from the proceeds of their horse show at Felbridge and Felbridge Parish Council gave us £100 towards the cost of a new saddle for one of our new ponies.  Thank you to both organisations.

We have also received two grants towards our annual costs from charitable trusts.  The Henry Smith Charity has given us £2,000 and the Baily Thomas Charitable Fund has given £1,000.  These grants will enable us to continue to fund the eight riding sessions we run each week and we are very grateful to both Charities.

Our New Santander Pony has arrived!

June 1, 2013 at 3:05 pm

At the end of last year we applied to Santander Bank for a grant from their Community Foundation to purchase a larger horse for our older riders.  They very kindly gave us £4,000.  Since then we have been looking for a suitable horse, which took some time as good RDA horses are hard to find.  At last we have found one and he arrived at Little Brook a couple of weeks ago. His full name is Renkum Art Award but we call him Archie. He is dark bay, about 15.2hh, and of Anglo-European breeding.  He has a super temperament and is fairly unflappable. At the moment he is working well and getting used to his new home. He has been introduced to the noise and movement of our disabled riders and has taken all in his stride.  He has the special quality we need for working with riders with disabilities and we hope for a long working life with him for our larger riders.

Thank you Santander!

 

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