Carriage Driving Update

July 20, 2017 at 12:38 pm

Heatherley Cheshire Home in Copthorne have yet to start carriage driving, as a suitable day of the week has yet to be agreed.

We hope to start teaching two blind ladies the art of carriage driving in early August, once they have attended a ‘trial’ session with our driving coach.

We have entered our two driving ponies, Guy and Coke in the Pleasure Driving Class at the Edenbridge and Oxted Show to be held over the August Bank Holiday. There will also be a Bucket Collection, so please give generously.

New Riders for the New Term

July 20, 2017 at 12:27 pm

Woodfield School in Merstham, will start at Little Brook when the new term begins in September,  attending on Mondays at 12 noon. The children have mild learning difficulties and behavioral problems.

East Park qualify for Nationals

July 20, 2017 at 12:20 pm

After attending the Regional Championships on 6th June, four of our young riders; Jasmine, Kyle, Leeroy and Amy.qualified for the Nationals at Hartpury in Gloucestershire last weekend, accompanied by their parents for moral support.

Jasmine was placed 4th in her class – The Countryside Junior Challenge. Leeroy and Amy were placed 4th and 6th respectively in their class, with Kyle unplaced.

The collage designed by pupils of St.Stephens School was placed an admirable 4th in the National Competition.

East Grinstead’s Mayor presents Awards

July 8, 2017 at 11:06 am

On Thursday 6th July East Park RDA played host to East Grinstead Mayor Mrs. Julie  Mockford who gave up her valuable  time to present Certificates and Rosettes to children from the Visually Impaired Unit  at St. Stephens School, Godstone.

The morning began with a display of the children’s riding ability, watched by proud parents who came to give their support.

The Mayor then presented Certificates and Rosettes to the children in recognition of their various achievements over the year, which included; Horse Riding, Carriage Driving, Horse Knowledge and Endeavour Awards, where the children chose various targets to work on and improve.

One of the children received a special award, ASDAN – an award earned by completing a substantial project evidencing knowledge and practical skills in assimilating information, research and mobility which took a year to complete.

We are always looking for volunteers to help run our group here at East Park RDA. Without whom we would not be able to continue. So if you have a spare hour or two in the week, please call Sally at Little Brook Equestrian on 01342 837546.

A tremendous boost to our funding from Sainsbury’s

June 3, 2016 at 6:45 pm

Our year as Sainsbury’s East Grinstead Local Charity of the Year finished on 31st May.  During the year we held three bag packing events with an awareness stand, and the staff at Sainsbury’s held a number of fundraising events themselves.  Our collection buckets have been on the checkouts for most of the year.

The result has exceeded all our expectations with £6,547 raised.  Sainsbury’s are delighted, but not as delighted as we are!

To cap it all, Sainsbury’s have added another £1,573 from their carrier bag scheme, making a grand total of £8,210 raised.

We are very grateful to Sainsbury’s East Grinstead for giving us the opportunity to fund raise in their store, and to all their staff and colleagues for their fund-raising efforts.  We must also thank all those who threw their pennies in the buckets, not just on our bag packing days but throughout the year.

Thank you one and all.

 

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