Royal Warrant Holders Association generous donation

March 22, 2018 at 2:33 pm

The Royal Warrant Holders Association have generously donated £1,350 for a saddle and bridle for our riding/driving Dales pony Coke.  The husband of Katie Giddings, one of our trustees, is a member of the association through his business and very kindly applied for this grant for us.  A representative from the RWHA will be visiting us to see Coke in action in June.

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£10,000 donation from Copthorne Golf Club

January 11, 2018 at 5:27 pm

In November 2016, the incoming Ladies and Gentlemen’s Captains of Copthorne Golf Club chose us as their Charity for their year of office.  They hold various fundraising events and challenges throughout the year, and we were absolutely delighted to be told in December 2017 that they had raised a fantastic £10,180.80 for us.

Dame Judi Dench came to receive the cheque in early January, and a number of members of the Club came to meet her and hand over the cheque.

We were quite amazed by the generosity of the members of Copthorne Golf Club, and would particularly like to thank Sandy Flynn, the Ladies Captain, and Paul Delaney, the Men’s Captain for the year, whose enthusiasm and efforts to drum up support helped to raise this record sum.

James Baxter, Judi Dench, Sandy Flynn and Keith Hayward

 

Embroidered Clothing

July 20, 2017 at 12:46 pm

A new supplier of embroidered clothing has been sourced. Papillon, will provide samples which will be available at Little Brook, allowing for inspection before purchase.

Please place orders with Sally

Vote for us to be Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year

June 14, 2017 at 4:53 pm

We are delighted to report that we have once again been chosen for the shortlist of three charities which shoppers at Sainsbury’s East Grinstead branch can vote for to be the Branch’s Local Charity of the Year.  Two years ago we were voted in, thanks to the many supporters who voted for us, and the total raised, including a donation from Sainsbury’s plastic bag fund, was a fantastic £8,210.

So once again we are asking you to support us by voting for us, either in store each time you shop, or online at www.sainsburyslocalcharity.co.uk. Voting opened on Monday, so we are already a couple of days behind, and closes on 25th June.  The winner will be announced between 2nd-9th July.

Please get shopping and get voting!

 

Success for our riders at the Regional Challenge

June 10, 2017 at 3:58 pm

On Tuesday 6th June, as the rain poured and the wind blew, four of our six entries qualified for the National Champoinships being held at Hartpury  from 14th to the 16th July.

Amy and Leroy both rode Rosie and Kyle and Jasmine both rode Liquorice, and will now compete in the Countryside Challenge at the Nationals.

The RDA Countryside Challenge is a development of the skills acquired in RDA sessions. the course being focused upon school movements, both challenging and stimulating the rider, but with the focus being on “fun”. During the course, riders have the opportunity to put their skills to the test through challenging tasks, going through a farm gate into the farmyard encountering sheep and hens! Steering, balance and confidence are all put to the test.

We wish all our riders the best of luck.