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!


Archie full